The Place of Burning Fire is known as Taberah. It did not consume the whole camp, but was a pointed judgment and reminder to the people and the defilement of murmuring.
And when the people complained [mourned; dissatisfaction n discontent of the people at the harships connected with the journery through wilderness, this became so loud and angry that the Lord heard it], it displeased [the complaint by the people was against the LORD and his direction and guidance that brought them to the place where they were and this caused the 'fire of the Lord' to burn] the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger[his face, ire, passion] was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt [consume by fire] among them, and consumed [devoured] them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp. Num 11:1

Murmuring amongst the people meet with the burning fire which burned against them that complained. The fire and the context is not a fire to burn a person, although the fire proceeded from the Lord, it did not come directly from it. We do not know of the context, we can suppose; but what is plainly said is that a fire burned against those who complained. A fire in one end of the camp where these murmurrers broke out.. The fire was quickly quenched upon the prayer of Moses; yet this incident reminds us of the uncleanness of "murmuring and complaining against the Lord."The fire manifested by the power of the Lord was sent in response to the murmerers.

And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the fire was quenched. Num 11:2

And he called the name of the place Taberah [burning, a place in the desert]: because the fire of the LORD burnt among them. Num 11:3

The Mixed Multitude Falls a lusting at Taberah

And the mixt multitude [gathered up, a promiscuouse assembly of people]that was among them fell a lusting [covet greatly desire, a longing that is lusting after]: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? Num 11:4

Israel looked back on their bondage fondly recalling the food they ate, but forgot the bondage they were in!

We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: Num 11:5

But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes. Num 11:6

The manna described: the people were tired of it; they wanted real meat!

And the manna[literally a 'whatness' so to speak, i.e manna; a word for something they could not describe nor know what it was] was as coriander seed [in the sense of cutting coriander seed from its furrows during; in order to harvest corriander you had to cut it, remove it, then grind it to put in dishes], and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium [a *fragrant amber gum]. Num 11:7

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