the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
The Scriptures, by "desert," generally mean an uncultivated place, a wilderness, or grazing tract. Some deserts were entirely fry and barren; others were beautiful, and had good pastures. David speaks of the beauty of the desert, Psalm 65:12,13 . Scripture names several deserts in the Holy Land. Other deserts particularly mentioned, are "that great and terrible wilderness" in Arabia Petraea, south of Canaan, Numbers 21:20; also the region between Canaan and the Euphrates, Exodus 23:31 Deuteronomy 11:24 . The pastures of this wilderness are clothed in winter and spring with rich and tender herbage; but the heat of summer soon burns this up, and the Arabs are driven to seek pasturage elsewhere.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Desert'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ats/​d/desert.html. 1859.