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Hazeroth (Hebrew: חֲצֵרוֹת‎‎) is one of the locations (or "stations") that the Israelites stopped at during their forty years of wandering in the wilderness. It is referenced in the Torah in Numbers, chapters 11, 12 and 33, as well as in Deuteronomy, chapter 1. "Hazeroth" means yards.

At Hazeroth, Miriam was afflicted with tzaraath. For more details, see Snow-white Miriam.

Hazeroth's precise location is not known: it may be located somewhere north of Mount Sinai and may be at the place now known as Ain el-Hudhera. It is either close to, or located within, the Wilderness of Paran. According to Numbers 11:35, the Israelites "moved from Kibroth Hattaavah to Hazeroth, and camped at Hazeroth", whereas according to Numbers 12:16 they "moved from Hazeroth and camped in the Wilderness of Paran", although they had already seen the cloud leading them settle in the Wilderness of Paran in Numbers 10:12.

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Coordinates: 28°55′N 34°29′E / 28.917°N 34.483°E / 28.917; 34.483