Distance traveled per day for long-distance walkers in bible lands hinges on many things. Weather, slope, surface, health, and pack weight make a difference.
Consider these estimates offered by experienced biblical scholars.
Beitzel: 17-23 miles.
Ramsay: 16-20 miles.
Casson: 15-20 miles.
Charlesworth: 16-20 miles.
Bob and Mark on their excellent adventure: Yup.
We sweat a lot, don't have much hair, have large butts, short toes, springy ligaments, a windlass mechanism, upright balance, a brain that coordinates it all, . . . why, tramps like us were made for distance! Twenty miles is just getting started. Curious? Check this out here and here.
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