מִדְבָּר Strong’s #4057 mid’bar

And YHWH said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mountain of God, and kissed him.

Exodus 4:27




For forty years Elohiym had Israel wander in the “wilderness.” Insights into why Elohiym had chosen the wilderness for their wanderings can be found in the roots of this word. The root word is davar (Strongs #1696) and is most frequently translated as “speak,” but more literally means to “order” or “arrange” words. The word midbar is a place existing in a perfectly arranged order, an ecosystem in harmony and balance. By placing Israel in this environment, he was teaching them balance, order and harmony.