I posted in the wrong heart. I'm sorry to you Sandra and all the people who have been reading this thread.
I hold no grudges against you, Jeremy. I understand where you are coming from - I am well aware that the questions I am asking is something very people have ever thought about - I have asked others these same questions and I get the sense they wished I hadn't. Asking unusual questions evokes different reactions and I expect that - maybe because it also characterizes me. We live and learn and I am grateful how people on this forum have stretched my mind, my understanding.God bless you, Jeremy. Keep posting. I have a deep yearning to take a plane and fly over the area of the Israelite's sojourn. Then take a four-wheel drive and explore the area. I know this will never happen and that is OK - it is not essential for my well-being. I'll stay content with my Bible, the Holman Bible Atlas and walking with the LORD. And ask more questions.