Was there any minimum/maximum requirements for space between each individual family, the tribes, the Tabernacle and the place around the Tabernacle?

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Yoma 75b:

As it is written: “And they camped by the Jordan from Beth-Jeshimoth to Abel-shittim” (Numbers 33:49), and Rabba bar bar Ḥana said: I saw that site and it was three parasangs in length.

According to Wikipedia, one Talmudic parasang is equivalent to 2.41 - 2.85 miles. So three parasangs are in the region of 7.2 - 8.6 miles.

  • According to Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, an amahequals 21.25 inches. A parsah is 8000 amot, so therefore 21.25*8000/12/5280 = 2.68 miles approximately. 3 would be 8.04 mi.
    – fartgeek
    Mar 16 at 0:45

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