|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
The graves of the longing or of lust, one of the stations of the Israelites in the wilderness. It was probably in the Wady Murrah, and has been identified with the Erweis el-Ebeirig, where the remains of an ancient encampment have been found, about 30 miles north-east of Sinai, and exactly a day's journey from `Ain Hudherah.
"Here began the troubles of the journey. First, complaints broke out among the people, probably at the heat, the toil, and the privations of the march; and then God at once punished them by lightning, which fell on the hinder part of the camp, and killed many persons, but ceased at the intercession of Moses (Numbers 11:1, 2). Then a disgust fell on the multitude at having nothing to eat but the manna day after day, no change, no flesh, no fish, no high-flavoured vegetables, no luscious fruits...The people loathed the `light food,' and cried out to Moses, `Give us flesh, give us flesh, that we may eat.'" In this emergency Moses, in despair, cried unto God. An answer came. God sent "a prodigious flight of quails, on which the people satiated their gluttonous appetite for a full month. Then punishment fell on them: they loathed the food which they had desired; it bred disease in them; the divine anger aggravated the disease into a plague, and a heavy mortality was the consequence. The dead were buried without the camp; and in memory of man's sin and of the divine wrath this name, Kibroth-hattaavah, the Graves of Lust, was given to the place of their sepulchre" (Numbers 11:34, 35; 33:16, 17; Deuteronomy 9:22; Comp. Psalm 78:30, 31)., Rawlinson's Moses, p. 175. From this encampment they journeyed in a north-eastern direction to Hazeroth.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
kib-roth-ha-ta'-a-va, kib-roth (qibhroth ha-ta'awah "the graves of greed"): A desert camp of the Israelites, one day's journey from the wilderness of Sinai. There the people lusted for flesh to eat, and, a great number of quails being sent, a plague resulted; hence, the name (Numbers 11:34; Numbers 33:16 Deuteronomy 9:22).
Kibroth-hattaavah (5 Occurrences)
Numbers 11:34 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. (BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)
Numbers 11:35 From Kibroth-hattaavah the people went on to Hazeroth; and there they put up their tents. (BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)
Numbers 33:16 And they journeyed from the wilderness of Sinai, and encamped in Kibroth-hattaavah. (ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)
Numbers 33:17 And they journeyed from Kibroth-hattaavah, and encamped in Hazeroth. (ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)
Deuteronomy 9:22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked Jehovah to wrath. (ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)