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In the Old Testament, what do the 12 wells and 70 palm trees represent?

Is it parallel to Mat 10:5 when Jesus sent out His 12 disciples as well as in Luke 12:1 when He sent out the seventy, two by two?

Exodus 15:27

NKJV - 27 Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees; so they camped there by the waters.

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Mini Hunt Hawkins
There were twelve forefathers of Israel. Those persons who went with Joseph into Egypt were seventy (Gen 46:27). It is a direct remembrance by God that He has done this thing to fulfill His promise to Abraham. It is an orderly recognition by a supernatural occurence.
There may be a future significance of 12 disciples and 70 missionaries relating Old to New Testament, but this is most likely a direct referral to 12 forefathers, 70 Israelites going into Goshen.

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