'Camp' in the Bible
As he was watching them, Jacob said, "This must be God's camp," so he named that place Mahanaim.
Jacob was thinking, "I'll pacify him with the presents that are being sent ahead of me. Then, when I meet him, perhaps he'll accept me." So the presents went ahead of him, while he spent that night in the camp.
"Tell the Israelis that they are to turn back and camp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea. You are to camp in front of Baal-zephon, opposite it by the sea.
Then the angel of God, who was going in front of the camp of Israel, moved behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front of them and stood behind them,
coming between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. The cloud remained there even in the darkness, illuminating the night, so that the one side did not come near the other all night.
In the morning watch, the LORD looked down on the Egyptian camp through the pillar of fire and cloud, and he threw the Egyptian camp into confusion.
Later that evening quail came up and covered the camp, and then in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp.
When morning came on the third day, there was thunder and lightning, with a heavy cloud over the mountain, and the very loud sound of a ram's horn. All the people in the camp trembled.
Moses brought the people from the camp to meet God, and they stood at the base of the mountain.
You are to burn the flesh of the bull, its hide, and its refuse with fire outside the camp. It is a sin offering.
When Joshua heard the sound of the people as they shouted, he told Moses, "The sound of war is coming from the camp."
As Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, he became angry. He threw the tablets from his hands and shattered them at the base of the mountain.
he stood in the gate of the camp and called out: "Whoever is for the LORD come over to me," and all the sons of Levi gathered around him.
He told them, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says, "Every man put his sword on his thigh, and go back and forth from gate to gate in the camp, and each of you kill his brother and friend and neighbor.'"
Moses used to take the tent and set it up outside the camp at a distance from the camp, and he called it the Tent of Meeting. When anyone sought the LORD, he would go out to the Tent of Meeting which was outside the camp.
The LORD would speak to Moses face to face just as a man speaks with his friend. When Moses returned to the camp, Nun's son Joshua, his young servant, would not leave the tent.
Then Moses issued an order, and the message was taken throughout the camp, "Men and women, don't bring any more offerings for the sanctuary." The people were restrained from bringing any more,
along with the rest of the bull, he is to bring it outside the camp to a clean place, where fat ashes are to be poured over it and then it is to be thoroughly burned over wood with fire. It is to be burned where the fat ashes are poured out."
Then he is to bring the rest of the bull outside the camp and burn it just as he had burned the first bull. This is the sin offering for the congregation."
Then he is to change his clothes, dressing himself with a different set of clothes, and take the ashes to a clean place outside the camp.
As to the bull and its fat, skin, and offal, he incinerated them outside the camp, just as the LORD had commanded him.
He also incinerated the meat and skin outside the camp.
Then Moses called on Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel, Aaron's uncle, and said, "Come here and carry your brothers away from the sanctuary, outside the camp."
So they approached to carry them in their tunics outside the camp, just as Moses had commanded.
The priest is to go outside the camp and examine the infectious skin disease to confirm that the person has been healed.
The person who is clean is to wash his clothes, shave all his hair, and bathe in water, after which he is to be declared clean. Then he can be brought back to the camp, but he is to remain outside his tent for seven days.
The one who sent away the male goat as a scapegoat is to wash his clothes and bathe his body with water. After doing so, he may enter the camp.
"The bull for the sin offering and the male goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought into the sacred place, are to be taken outside the camp. Their skin, meat, and offal are to be incinerated.
The one who burns them is to wash his clothes and bathe his body with water. After doing so, he may enter the camp."
When a person from the house of Israel slaughters an ox, a lamb, or a goat (whether in the camp or outside the camp),
Now a son of an Israeli woman and an Egyptian man went out among the Israelis. The Israeli woman's son got into a fight with an Israeli man in the camp.
"Take the one who cursed outside the camp. Everyone who heard him is to lay their hands on his head. Then the entire congregation is to stone him to death.
So Moses spoke to the Israelis and they brought the one who cursed outside the camp and stoned him to death with boulders. The Israelis did just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Instead, appoint the descendants of Levi over the Tent of Meeting, all the vessels, and everything in it. They are to carry the tent and all the vessels in it. They are to attend to it and camp around it.
All those numbered by division in the camp of Judah total 186,400. They are to be the first to travel."
"Toward the south is to be the division of the camp of Reuben under their standard. The leader of Reuben is to be Shedeur's son Elizur.
"The tribe of Simeon is to camp beside Reuben. The leader of Simeon is to be Zurishaddai's son Shelumiel.
All those numbered by division in the camp of Reuben total 151,450. They are to be the second to travel."
"Then the Tent of Meeting is to travel with the camp of the descendants of Levi in the middle of the camps. They are to travel just as they have camped, each as designated under his standard."
"Toward the west is to be the division of the camp of Ephraim under their standard. The leader of Ephraim is to be Ammihud's son Elishama.
All those numbered by division in the camp Ephraim total 108,100. They are to be the third to travel."
"Toward the north is to be the division of the camp of Dan under their standard. The leader of Dan is to be Ammishaddai's son Ahiezer.
All those numbered by division in the camp of Dan total 157,600. They are to be the last to travel under their standards."
When the camp is about to travel, Aaron and his sons are to come and take down the veil of the curtain and cover the Ark of the Testimony with it.
"When Aaron and his sons have finished covering the sanctuary and all the utensils of the sanctuary, and the camp is about to travel, then the descendants of Kohath are to come and carry them, but they are not to touch the most sacred objects, so they won't die. These are the duties of the descendants of Kohath at the Tent of Meeting."
Whether male or female, send them outside the camp so that they won't defile their camp, because I live among them."
So the Israelis sent them outside the camp. The Israelis did just what the LORD had told Moses.
According to whatever the LORD said, the Israelis would travel. According to whatever the LORD said, they would camp as long as the cloud remained over the Tent of Meeting.
Whether for two days, a month, or for longer periods, whenever the cloud would remain above the tent, the Israelis would remain in camp, not traveling. But whenever it ascended, then they would travel.
According to what the LORD said, they would remain in camp, and according to what the LORD said, they would travel. They kept the commands that the LORD had given through Moses.
The standard of the camp of Judah was the first to travel, accompanied by its army with Amminadab's son Nahshon in charge.
Then the standard of the camp of Reuben set out, accompanied by its army with Shedeur's son Elizur in charge.
After this, the standard of the camp of Ephraim set out, accompanied by its army with Ammihud's son Elishama in charge.
Then the standard of the camp of Dan set out, functioning as the rear guard for all the encampments, accompanied by its army with Ammishaddai's son Ahiezer.
Then Moses responded, "Please don't leave us now, since you know where we can camp in the wilderness. You could be our guide.
Moreover, the cloud of the LORD protected them during the day when they left their camp.
Eventually, the people began complaining about their distress, and the LORD heard them. When the LORD heard, his anger flared up and the LORD's fire incinerated some of them within the outskirts of the camp.
When the dew fell in the camp, the manna came with it.
Now two men had remained in camp. One was named Eldad and the other was named Medad. When the spirit rested on them, since they were among those who were listed but had not gone out to the tent, they stayed behind and prophesied in the camp.
A young man ran and reported to Moses, "Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp!"
Then Moses that is, he and the elders of Israel returned to the camp.
Just then, a wind burst forth from the LORD, who brought quails from the sea and spread them all around the camp, about a day's journey in each direction, completely encircling the camp about two cubits deep on top of the ground!
The people stayed up all that day, all that night, and all through the next day, gathering quails. The one who gathered least gathered enough to fill ten omers, as they spread out all around the camp.
So Miriam was isolated outside the camp for seven days and the people didn't travel until Miriam was brought in.
But they presumed to go up to the top of the mountain, even though the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD and Moses didn't leave the camp.
Then the LORD told Moses, "The man is certainly to die. The entire community is to stone him to death outside the camp."
So the whole community brought him outside the camp and stoned him with stones so that he died, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
They are to deliver it to Eleazar the priest, and it is to be brought outside the camp and slaughtered in his presence.
The priest is to wash his clothes and bathe himself with water, after which he may enter the camp, but he is to remain unclean until evening.
Then someone who is unclean is to gather the ashes of the heifer and lay them outside the camp in a clean place. This is to be done for the community of Israel to use for water of purification from sin.
Then they brought the captives, booty, and plunder to Moses, to Eleazar the priest, and to the entire community of Israel at the camp on the plains of Moab, by the Jordan River in Jericho.
Moses and Eleazar the priest and all the leaders of the community went out to meet them outside the camp.
"Now you are to stay outside the camp for seven days, after which any of you who has killed a person or touched someone who was killed may purify yourselves on the third day. You and your captives will be pure on the seventh day.
Wash your clothes on the seventh day, after which you will be clean. Then you may enter the camp."
Break camp, get going, and proceed to the hill country of the Amorites and all the nearby places in the Arabah desert, the highlands, the foothills, the Negev, the coastal plains, all of the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon as far as the great river, the Euphrates.
who walked ahead of you along the way to scout a place for you to pitch camp by fire at night and cloud by day to lead you on the way you should go."
Now from the time we left Kadesh-barnea until we crossed the Wadi Zered was 38 years. All of that generation, the soldiers in the camp, were destroyed just as the LORD swore they would be.
Indeed, the hand of the LORD was against them to root them out from the camp until they were utterly destroyed."
If someone among you becomes unclean due to nocturnal emissions, he must leave the camp and stay outside.
As evening approaches, he must wash himself with water. Then at sunset, he may return to the camp.
"Choose a place outside the camp for a latrine.
For the LORD your God is on the move within your camp to deliver you and to hand your enemies over to you. Therefore your camp must be holy so that he will not see anything indecent among you and turn away from you."
along with your children, your wives, even the foreigner in your camp, including the woodchopper and the water drawer
"Go through the camp," he said, "and command the people, "Prepare provisions for yourselves, because within three days you'll be crossing the Jordan River to take possession of the land that the LORD your God is giving you so go get it!'"
and tell them, "Pick up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan where the priests' feet were standing, bring them along with you, and put them down where you camp tonight.'"
The Israelis did just as Joshua commanded. They took up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan River just as the LORD had spoken to Joshua according to the number of the tribes of the Israelis, and they carried them over to where they would be pitching camp, and they put them down there.
When the circumcision of the entire nation was complete, they remained in their places within the camp until they were healed.
So the ark of the LORD was taken once around the city, then they went back to camp and spent the night there.
On the second day they marched around the city once and then went back to camp. They did this for six days.
Now as for you, everything has been turned over for destruction. Don't covet or take any of these things. Otherwise, you'll make the camp of Israel itself an object worthy of destruction, and bring trouble on it.
So the young men who had been scouts went in and brought Rahab out, along with her father, her mother, her brothers, and everyone else who was with her. They brought her entire family out and set them outside the camp of Israel.
Joshua spent that night in the camp among the army. In the morning, Joshua got up early, mustered his army, and set off for Ai, accompanied by the elders of Israel in full view of the army.
Then they approached Joshua in the camp at Gilgal and addressed him and the Israelis, "We've arrived from a distant country, so please make a treaty with us right now."
The Gibeonites sent word to Joshua at his camp in Gilgal: "Don't abandon your servants. Come quickly, save us, and help us, because all of the kings of the Amorites who live in the hill country have attacked us."
After this, Joshua returned to the camp at Gilgal with the entire fighting force of Israel.
Then Joshua returned to the camp at Gilgal, along with the entire fighting force of Israel.