The angel of Yahweh found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
2 Samuel 15:23
All the country wept with a loud voice, and all the people passed over: the king also himself passed over the brook Kidron, and all the people passed over, toward the way of the wilderness.
1 Kings 19:4
But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is enough. Now, O Yahweh, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers."
They wandered in the wilderness in a desert way. They found no city to live in.
Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
for forty days, being tempted by the devil. He ate nothing in those days. Afterward, when they were completed, he was hungry.
Immediately the Spirit drove him out into the wilderness.
But he went out, and began to proclaim it much, and to spread about the matter, so that Jesus could no more openly enter into a city, but was outside in desert places: and they came to him from everywhere.
As these went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John, "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
When John's messengers had departed, he began to tell the multitudes about John, "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
The disciples said to him, "Where should we get so many loaves in a deserted place as to satisfy so great a multitude?"
If therefore they tell you, 'Behold, he is in the wilderness,' don't go out; 'Behold, he is in the inner rooms,' don't believe it.
But he withdrew himself into the desert, and prayed.
The day began to wear away; and the twelve came, and said to him, "Send the multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding villages and farms, and lodge, and get food, for we are here in a deserted place."
Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews, but departed from there into the country near the wilderness, to a city called Ephraim. He stayed there with his disciples.
Aren't you then the Egyptian, who before these days stirred up to sedition and led out into the wilderness the four thousand men of the Assassins?"
(of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts, mountains, caves, and the holes of the earth.