Therefore the place was named Kibroth Hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had craved other food.
So the name of that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had been greedy.
So that place was called Kibroth–hattaavah––"the graves of craving"––because they buried the people there who had craved meat from Egypt.
They ended up calling the place Kibroth Hattaavah (Graves-of-the-Craving). There they buried the people who craved meat.
So that place was named Kibroth-hattaavah; because there they put in the earth the bodies of the people who had given way to their desires.
So that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had the craving.
So he called the name of that place Kibroth Hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had yielded to craving.
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1 sn The name “the graves of the ones who craved” is again explained by a wordplay, a popular etymology. In Hebrew קִבְרוֹת הַתַּאֲוָה (qivrot hatta’avah) is the technical name. It is the place that the people craved the meat, longing for the meat of Egypt, and basically rebelled against God. The naming marks another station in the wilderness where the people failed to accept God’s good gifts with grace and to pray for their other needs to be met.
2 tn The words “different food” are implied, and are supplied in the translation for clarity.