Numbers

NUMBERS

B'mid'bar  (in the wilderness)

 

 

The name comes from the counting (census) of the Israelites at Mount Sinai and then again after the 40 years in the wilderness.

1st Census – 603,550 fighting men.

2nd Census – 601,730 fighting men.

 

Not a single person who had been in the first census was in the second one, except only two, Caleb and Joshua. Those of the first census had all died during the years of wandering in the wilderness. They could not break their pagan roots from Egypt and simply did not trust Yahweh, even when they had seen the plagues, the passover and the deliverance at the Red Sea.

Prince Yahshua said ' The very hairs of your head are numbered.' The king of Babylon was told by the prophet Daniel, 'Yahweh hath numbered thy Kingdom and finished it.' In Isaiah it is written 'Yahweh God ...measured the waters...and meted out heaven with the span and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance.'

These passages are designed to show us that there is a great mathematical scheme underlying all creation and time.

Let's not forget also when the 144,000 is reached, our Prince returns.

Whether this number is from Adam until the 2nd Advent, or of the living when Christ returns is irrelevant.  Revelation 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

 

Numbers 1:1  And Yahweh spake unto Moses in the wilderness (midbar) of Sinai, in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting), on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying,

Exodus 19:1  In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai.

Apparently they were at Sinai for 2 years.

 1:2  Take you the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, after their families (clans), by the house of their fathers (ancestors, forefathers), with the number of their names, every male by their polls;

Polls is H1538, gulgoleth. Head, skull.   Remember Golgotha? In the Greek it is G1115, the skull.

 1:3  From twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel: you and Aaron shall number them by their armies (troops).

 1:4  And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of the house of his (fore) fathers.

 1:5  And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you: of the tribe of Reuben; Elizur the son of Shedeur.

 1:6  Of Simeon; Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

 1:7  Of Judah; Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

 1:8  Of Issachar; Nethaneel the son of Zuar.

 1:9  Of Zebulun; Eliab the son of Helon.

 1:10  Of the children of Joseph: of Ephraim; Elishama the son of Ammihud: of Manasseh; Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

 1:11  Of Benjamin; Abidan the son of Gideoni.

 1:12  Of Dan; Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

 1:13  Of Asher; Pagiel the son of Ocran.

 1:14  Of Gad; Eliasaph the son of Deuel (Reuel).

 1:15  Of Naphtali; Ahira the son of Enan.

 1:16  These were the renowned of the congregation, princes of the tribes of their (fore) fathers, heads of thousands in Israel.

Exodus 18:21,25

21  Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

25  And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

 1:17  And Moses and Aaron took these men which are expressed (designated) by their names:

 1:18  And they assembled (qahal) all the congregation together on the first day of the second month, and they declared their pedigrees after their families, by the house of their  fathers (forefathers, ancestors), according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, by their polls.

 1:19  As Yahweh commanded Moses, so he numbered (mustered) them in the wilderness of Sinai.

 1:20  And the children of Reuben, Israel's eldest son, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their (fore) fathers, according to the number of the names, by their polls (heads, literally the skulls), every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

 1:21  Those that were numbered (mustered) of them, even of the tribe of Reuben, were forty and six thousand and five hundred.   (46,500)

 1:22  Of the children of Simeon, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their (fore) fathers, those that were numbered (mustered) of them, according to the number of the names, by their polls (heads), every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

 1:23  Those that were numbered (mustered) of them, even of the tribe of Simeon, were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred.   (59,300)

 1:24  Of the children of Gad, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their (fore) fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

 1:25  Those that were numbered (mustered) of them, even of the tribe of Gad, were forty and five thousand six hundred and fifty.   (45,650)

 1:26  Of the children of Judah, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their (fore) fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

 1:27  Those that were numbered (mustered) of them, even of the tribe of Judah, were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred.   (74,600)

 1:28  Of the children of Issachar, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their (fore) fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

 1:29  Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Issachar, were fifty and four thousand and four hundred.   (54,400)

 1:30  Of the children of Zebulun, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their (fore) fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

 1:31  Those that were numbered (mustered) of them, even of the tribe of Zebulun, were fifty and seven thousand and four hundred.   (57,400)

 1:32  Of the children of Joseph, namely, of the children of Ephraim, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their (fore) fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

 1:33  Those that were numbered (mustered) of them, even of the tribe of Ephraim, were forty thousand and five hundred.   (40,500)

 1:34  Of the children of Manasseh, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their (fore) fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

 1:35  Those that were numbered (mustered) of them, even of the tribe of Manasseh, were thirty and two thousand and two hundred.   (32,200)

 1:36  Of the children of Benjamin, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their (fore) fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

 1:37  Those that were numbered (mustered) of them, even of the tribe of Benjamin, were thirty and five thousand and four hundred.   (35,400)

 1:38  Of the children of Dan, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their (fore) fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

 1:39  Those that were numbered (mustered) of them, even of the tribe of Dan, were threescore and two thousand and seven hundred.   (62,700)

 1:40  Of the children of Asher, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their (fore) fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

 1:41  Those that were numbered (mustered) of them, even of the tribe of Asher, were forty and one thousand and five hundred.   (41,500)

 1:42  Of the children of Naphtali, throughout their generations, after their families, by the house of their (fore) fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

 1:43  Those that were numbered (mustered) of them, even of the tribe of Naphtali, were fifty and three thousand and four hundred.   (53,400)

 1:44  These are those that were numbered (mustered), which Moses and Aaron numbered (mustered), and the princes of Israel, being twelve men: each one was for the house of his (fore) fathers.

 1:45  So were all those that were numbered (mustered) of the children of Israel, by the house of their (fore) fathers, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war in Israel;

 1:46  Even all they that were numbered (mustered) were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.   (603,550)

 1:47  But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered (mustered) among them.

 1:48  For Yahweh had spoken unto Moses, saying,

 1:49  Only you shalt not number (muster) the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel:

 1:50  But you shalt appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of testimony, and over all the vessels thereof, and over all things that belong to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the vessels thereof; and they shall minister unto it, and shall encamp round about the tabernacle.

 1:51  And when the tabernacle setteth forward, the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

Stranger here is zur.  Non-Levite. Foreign to the law. Only the Levites could approach the tabernacle.

 1:52  And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man by his own camp, and every man by his own standard (banner), throughout their hosts.

 1:53  But the Levites shall pitch round about the tabernacle of testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel: and the Levites shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of testimony.

 1:54  And the children of Israel did according to all that Yahweh commanded Moses, so did they.

The tabernacle of testimony is also called the Tent of Meeting.

 

 

Numbering the camps

Three tribes will camp on the north of the tent of meeting. Dan, Asher, Naphtali. The battle standard was an eagle.

Three on the south, Reuben, Simeon, Gad. The standard was an awdawm, a man.

On the west, toward the Mediterranean Sea, Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin. Their standard was an ox/bull.

On the east, (rising of the sun) Judah, Issachar and Zebulun. The tribal standard was the lion.

The Levites surrounded the tabernacle and the other tribes surrounded them.

Very symbolic of the temple. The holiest of holies in the center. The Levites surrounding the center. The 12 tribes surrounding the Levites and the Holy Place.

Numbers 2:1  And Yahweh spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

 2:2  Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father's house: far off about the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting) shall they pitch.

 2:3  And on the east side toward the rising of the sun shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch throughout their armies: and Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be captain of the children of Judah.

 2:4  And his host, and those that were numbered (mustered) of them, were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred.

 2:5  And those that do pitch next unto him shall be the tribe of Issachar: and Nethaneel the son of Zuar shall be captain of the children of Issachar.

 2:6  And his host, and those that were numbered (mustered) thereof, were fifty and four thousand and four hundred.

 2:7  Then the tribe of Zebulun: and Eliab the son of Helon shall be captain of the children of Zebulun.

 2:8  And his host, and those that were numbered (mustered) thereof, were fifty and seven thousand and four hundred.

 2:9  All that were numbered in the camp of Judah were an hundred thousand and fourscore thousand and six thousand and four hundred, throughout their armies. These shall first set forth.

The standard of Judah to move out first.

 2:10  On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben according to their armies: and the captain of the children of Reuben shall be Elizur the son of Shedeur.

 2:11  And his host, and those that were numbered (mustered) thereof, were forty and six thousand and five hundred.

 2:12  And those which pitch by him shall be the tribe of Simeon: and the captain of the children of Simeon shall be Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

 2:13  And his host, and those that were numbered (mustered) of them, were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred.

 2:14  Then the tribe of Gad: and the captain of the sons of Gad shall be Eliasaph the son of Reuel.

 2:15  And his host, and those that were numbered (mustered) of them, were forty and five thousand and six hundred and fifty.

 2:16  All that were numbered (mustered) in the camp of Reuben were an hundred thousand and fifty and one thousand and four hundred and fifty, throughout their armies. And they shall set forth in the second rank.

 2:17  Then the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting) shall set forward with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camp: as they encamp, so shall they set forward, every man in his place by their standards.

 2:18  On the west (seaward) side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their armies: and the captain of the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud.

 2:19  And his host, and those that were numbered (mustered) of them, were forty thousand and five hundred.

 2:20  And by him shall be the tribe of Manasseh: and the captain of the children of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

 2:21  And his host, and those that were numbered (mustered) of them, were thirty and two thousand and two hundred.

 2:22  Then the tribe of Benjamin: and the captain of the sons of Benjamin shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni.

 2:23  And his host, and those that were numbered (mustered) of them, were thirty and five thousand and four hundred.

 2:24  All that were numbered (mustered) of the camp of Ephraim were an hundred thousand and eight thousand and an hundred, throughout their armies. And they shall go forward in the third rank.

 2:25  The standard of the camp of Dan shall be on the north side by their armies: and the captain of the children of Dan shall be Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

 2:26  And his host, and those that were numbered (mustered) of them, were threescore and two thousand and seven hundred.

 2:27  And those that encamp by him shall be the tribe of Asher: and the captain of the children of Asher shall be Pagiel the son of Ocran.

 2:28  And his host, and those that were numbered (mustered) of them, were forty and one thousand and five hundred.

 2:29  Then the tribe of Naphtali: and the captain of the children of Naphtali shall be Ahira the son of Enan.

 2:30  And his host, and those that were numbered (mustered) of them, were fifty and three thousand and four hundred.

 2:31  All they that were numbered (mustered) in the camp of Dan were an hundred thousand and fifty and seven thousand and six hundred. They shall go hindmost with their standards.

 2:32  These are those which were numbered (mustered) of the children of Israel by the house of their (fore) fathers: all those that were numbered (mustered) of the camps throughout their hosts were six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.

 2:33  But the Levites were not numbered (mustered) among the children of Israel; as Yahweh commanded Moses.

 2:34  And the children of Israel did according to all that Yahweh commanded Moses: so they pitched by their standards, and so they set forward, every one after their families, according to the house of their (fore) fathers.

Ezekiel 1:5,10

5  Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.

10  As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.

Revelation 4:6-7

6  And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

7  And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

These were the tribal standards, or banners of the Israelites. Each tribe had a symbol, and it was in display on their banner. Judah has a lion, Reuben has a man, Ephraim has a bull, and Dan has a flying eagle. These were the four leading tribes. The camp was formed in a hollow square, with the Tent of Meeting (tabernacle of testimony) in the center with the tribe of Levi surrounding it.

 

 

The Levites

Numbers 3:1  These also are the generations of Aaron and Moses in the day that Yahweh spake with Moses in mount Sinai.

 3:2  And these are the names of the sons of Aaron; Nadab the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

 3:3  These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests which were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest's office.

 3:4  And Nadab and Abihu died before Yahweh, when they offered strange fire before Yahweh, in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children: and Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the priest's office in the sight of Aaron their father.

Leviticus 10:1  And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before Yahweh, which He commanded them not.

Strange to the law. Foreign to the exact instructions of Yahweh for the priesthood and it's offerings, sacrifices, etc.

 3:5  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 3:6  Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him.

 3:7  And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting), to do the service of the tabernacle.

 3:8  And they shall keep all the instruments of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting), and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.

 3:9  And you shalt give the Levites unto Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly given unto him out of the children of Israel.

 3:10  And you shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on their priest's office: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

Stranger here is zur. Strange to the law, or not of the seed of Aaron.

 3:11  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 3:12  And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn that openeth the matrix among the children of Israel: therefore the Levites shall be Mine;

 3:13  Because all the firstborn are Mine; for on the day that I smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I hallowed unto Me all the firstborn in Israel, both man and beast: Mine shall they be: I am Yahweh.   (Ex 13:2)

 3:14  And Yahweh spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying,

 3:15  Number (muster, appoint) the children of Levi after the house of their (fore) fathers, by their families: every male from a month old and upward shalt you number (muster) them.

 3:16  And Moses numbered (mustered, appointed) them according to the word of Yahweh, as he was commanded.

 3:17  And these were the sons of Levi by their names; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.

 3:18  And these are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families (clans); Libni, and Shimei.

 3:19  And the sons of Kohath by their families; Amram, and Izehar, Hebron, and Uzziel.

 3:20  And the sons of Merari by their families; Mahli, and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to the house of their (fore) fathers.

 3:21  Of Gershon was the family of the Libnites, and the family of the Shimites: these are the families of the Gershonites.

 3:22  Those that were numbered (mustered) of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, even those that were numbered (mustered) of them were seven thousand and five hundred.

 3:23  The families of the Gershonites shall pitch behind the tabernacle westward.

 3:24  And the chief of the house of the father of the Gershonites shall be Eliasaph the son of Lael.

 3:25  And the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting) shall be the tabernacle, and the tent, the covering thereof, and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting),

Exodus 25:9  According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.

 3:26  And the hangings of the court (courtyard), and the curtain for the door of the court (courtyard), which is by the tabernacle, and by the altar round about, and the cords of it for all the service thereof.

 3:27  And of Kohath was the family of the Amramites, and the family of the Izeharites, and the family of the Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites: these are the families of the Kohathites.

 3:28  In the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary.

 3:29  The families of the sons of Kohath shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle southward.

 3:30  And the chief of the house of the father of the families of the Kohathites shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel.

 3:31  And their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the candlestick (menorah), and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith they minister, and the hanging, and all the service thereof.

 3:32  And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be chief over the chief of the Levites, and have the oversight of them that keep the charge of the sanctuary.

 3:33  Of Merari was the family of the Mahlites, and the family of the Mushites: these are the families of Merari.

 3:34  And those that were numbered (mustered) of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were six thousand and two hundred.

 3:35  And the chief of the house of the (fore) father of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail: these shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle northward.

 3:36  And under the custody and charge of the sons of Merari shall be the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and the sockets (bases) thereof, and all the vessels thereof, and all that serveth thereto,

 3:37  And the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets (bases), and their pins, and their cords.

 3:38  But those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, even before the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting) eastward (toward the sunrise), shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

Stranger here is zur. Those not of the house of Aaron. Yahweh chose Aaron and his sons to keep the charge of the sanctuary.

 3:39  All that were numbered (mustered) of the Levites, which Moses and Aaron numbered (mustered) at the commandment of Yahweh, throughout their families, all the males from a month old and upward, were twenty and two thousand.

 3:40  And Yahweh said unto Moses, Number (muster) all the firstborn of the males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names.

 3:41  And you shalt take the Levites for Me (I am Yahweh) instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel; and the cattle of the Levites instead of all the firstlings among the cattle of the children of Israel.

 3:42  And Moses numbered (mustered), as Yahweh commanded him, all the firstborn among the children of Israel.

 3:43  And all the firstborn males by the number of names, from a month old and upward, of those that were numbered (mustered) of them, were twenty and two thousand two hundred and threescore and thirteen.

 3:44  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 3:45  Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle; and the Levites shall be Mine: I am Yahweh.

 3:46  And for those that are to be redeemed of the two hundred and threescore and thirteen of the firstborn of the children of Israel, which are more than the Levites;

 3:47  Thou shalt even take five shekels apiece by the poll (head), after the shekel of the sanctuary shalt you take them: (the shekel is twenty gerahs:)

 3:48  And you shalt give the money (silver), wherewith the odd number of them is to be redeemed, unto Aaron and to his sons.

 3:49  And Moses took the redemption money of them that were over and above them that were redeemed by the Levites:

 3:50  Of the firstborn of the children of Israel took he the money; a thousand three hundred and threescore and five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary:

 3:51  And Moses gave the money of them that were redeemed unto Aaron and to his sons, according to the word of Yahweh, as Yahweh commanded Moses.

 

 

Descendants of Kohath

Descendants of Gershom

Numbers 4:1  And Yahweh spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

 4:2  Take the sum (lift up) of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, after their families, by the house of their fathers,

 4:3  From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting).

 4:4  This shall be the service of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting), about the most holy things:

 4:5  And when the camp setteth forward, Aaron shall come, and his sons, and they shall take down the covering vail, and cover the ark of testimony with it:

 4:6  And shall put thereon the covering of badgers' (tachash- unknown) skins, and shall spread over it a cloth wholly of blue, and shall put in the staves (poles) thereof.

The Hebrew is unclear as to what type of skins. Badger skins is incorrect.

 4:7  And upon the table of shewbread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls, and covers to cover withal: and the continual bread shall be thereon:

 4:8  And they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a covering of badgers' (tachash- unknown) skins, and shall put in the staves (poles) thereof.

The scarlet worm is used to make scarlet dye. The dried bodies of 'coccus ilicis'.

 4:9  And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick (lampstand, menorah) of the light, and his lamps, and his tongs, and his snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels thereof, wherewith they minister unto it:

 4:10  And they shall put it and all the vessels thereof within a covering of badgers' (tachash- unknown) skins, and shall put it upon a bar.

 4:11  And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of badgers' (tachash- unknown) skins, and shall put to the staves (poles) thereof:

 4:12  And they shall take all the instruments of ministry, wherewith they minister in the sanctuary, and put them in a cloth of blue, and cover them with a covering of badgers' (tachash) skins, and shall put them on a bar:

 4:13  And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon:

 4:14  And they shall put upon it all the vessels thereof, wherewith they minister about it, even the censers, the fleshhooks, and the shovels, and the basons, all the vessels of the altar; and they shall spread upon it a covering of badgers' (tachash) skins, and put to the staves (poles) of it.

 4:15  And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the camp is to set forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear it: but they shall not touch any holy thing, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting).

They were not of the seedline of Aaron. The Kohathites were Levites, but Yahweh gave them their duty as described above.

 4:16  And to the office of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest pertaineth the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and the daily meat (grain) offering, and the anointing oil, and the oversight of all the tabernacle, and of all that therein is, in the sanctuary, and in the vessels thereof.

 4:17  And Yahweh spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

 4:18  Cut you not off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites:

 4:19  But thus do unto them, that they may live, and not die, when they approach unto the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service and to his burden:

 4:20  But they shall not go in to see when the holy things are covered (consumed), lest they die.

 4:21  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 4:22  Take also the sum of the sons of Gershon, throughout the houses of their (fore) fathers, by their families;

 4:23  From thirty years old and upward until fifty years old shalt you number (muster) them; all that enter in to perform the service, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting).

 4:24  This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, to serve, and for burdens:

 4:25  And they shall bear the curtains of the tabernacle, and the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting), his covering, and the covering of the badgers' (tachash) skins that is above upon it, and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting),

 4:26  And the hangings of the court, and the hanging for the door of the gate of the court, which is by the tabernacle and by the altar round about, and their cords, and all the instruments of their service, and all that is made for them: so shall they serve.

 4:27  At the appointment (word) of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burdens, and in all their service: and you shall appoint unto them in charge all their burdens.

 4:28  This is the service of the families of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting): and their charge shall be under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

 4:29  As for the sons of Merari, you shalt number (muster) them after their families, by the house of their (fore) fathers;

 4:30  From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old shalt you number them, every one that entereth into the service, to do the work of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting).

 4:31  And this is the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting); the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and sockets (bases) thereof,

 4:32  And the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets (bases), and their pins, and their cords, with all their instruments, and with all their service: and by name you shall reckon the instruments of the charge of their burden.

 4:33  This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, according to all their service, in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting), under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

 4:34  And Moses and Aaron and the chief of the congregation numbered (mustered) the sons of the Kohathites after their families, and after the house of their (fore) fathers,

 4:35  From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entereth into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting):

 4:36  And those that were numbered (mustered) of them by their families were two thousand seven hundred and fifty.

 4:37  These were they that were numbered (mustered) of the families of the Kohathites, all that might do service in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting), which Moses and Aaron did number according to the commandment of Yahweh by the hand of Moses.

 4:38  And those that were numbered (mustered) of the sons of Gershon, throughout their families, and by the house of their (fore) fathers,

 4:39  From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entereth into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting),

 4:40  Even those that were numbered (mustered) of them, throughout their families, by the house of their (fore) fathers, were two thousand and six hundred and thirty.

 4:41  These are they that were numbered (mustered) of the families of the sons of Gershon, of all that might do service in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting), whom Moses and Aaron did number according to the commandment of Yahweh.

 4:42  And those that were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, throughout their families, by the house of their (fore) fathers,

 4:43  From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entereth into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting),

 4:44  Even those that were numbered (mustered) of them after their families, were three thousand and two hundred.

 4:45  These be those that were numbered (mustered) of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered (mustered) according to the word of Yahweh by the hand of Moses.

 4:46  All those that were numbered (mustered) of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the chief of Israel numbered (mustered), after their families, and after the house of their (fore) fathers,

 4:47  From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that came to do the service of the ministry, and the service of the burden in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting),

 4:48  Even those that were numbered (mustered) of them, were eight thousand and five hundred and fourscore.

 4:49  According to the commandment of Yahweh they were numbered (mustered) by the hand of Moses, every one according to his service, and according to his burden: thus were they numbered (mustered) of him, as Yahweh commanded Moses.

All these people were connected with the divine service concerning the setting up, taking down, transporting, and protecting the Tent of Meeting, which contained the ark of the Covenant, altar, vessels, etc. They were not priests, but were servants of Yahweh, under the supervision of the priests. They did the physical labor involved with the Tent of Meeting.

 

 

Concerning the unclean

Numbers 5:1  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 5:2  Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue (running discharge), and whosoever is defiled by the dead:

Leviticus 13:46  All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be.

15:2  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When any man hath a running issue out of his flesh, because of his issue he is unclean.   (also Lev 13:44-45, 14:2-3, 22:4)

Yahweh dwelt in the midst of the camp. Those that are defiled could not be anywhere near the tabernacle, and they must dwell outside the perimeter of the camp.

 5:3  Both male and female shall you put out, without the camp shall you put them; that they defile not their camps, in the midst whereof I dwell.

 5:4  And the children of Israel did so, and put them out without the camp: as Yahweh spake unto Moses, so did the children of Israel.

 5:5  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 5:6  Speak unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass against Yahweh, and that person be guilty;

Leviticus 6:2-3

2  If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against Yahweh, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour;

3  Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein:

 5:7  Then they shall confess their sin which they have done: and he shall recompense his trespass (restitution of guilt) with the principal thereof, and add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give it unto him against whom he hath trespassed.

 5:8  But if the man have no kinsman to recompense the trespass unto, let the trespass be recompensed unto Yahweh, even to the priest; beside the ram of the atonement (propitiation), whereby an atonement (propitiation) shall be made for him.   (Lev 6:6-7, 7:7)

 5:9  And every offering of all the holy things of the children of Israel, which they bring unto the priest, shall be his.

 5:10  And every man's hallowed things shall be his: whatsoever any man giveth the priest, it shall be his.

 5:11  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 5:12  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man's wife go aside (astray), and commit a trespass against him,

 5:13  And a man lie with her carnally (with sexual seed), and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, neither she be taken with the manner;

 5:14  And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled:

In other words, if he suspects something.

 5:15  Then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and he shall bring her offering for her, the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; for it is an offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance.

 5:16  And the priest shall bring her near, and set her before Yahweh:

 5:17  And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is in the floor of the tabernacle (Holy Ground) the priest shall take, and put it into the water:

 5:18  And the priest shall set the woman before Yahweh, and uncover the woman's head, and put the offering of memorial in her hands, which is the jealousy offering: and the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that causeth the curse:

Bitter water refers to the bitterness of the punishment for infidelity, and curse refers to the infliction of a curse on the unfaithful.

 5:19  And the priest shall charge her by an oath, and say unto the woman, If no man have lain with you, and if you hast not gone aside to uncleanness with another instead of thy husband, be you free from this bitter water that causeth the curse (to execrate):

 5:20  But if you hast gone aside to another instead of thy husband, and if you be defiled, and some man have lain with you beside your husband:

 5:21  Then the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman, Yahweh make you a curse and an oath among thy people, when Yahweh doth make thy thigh to rot (uterus to fall), and thy belly to swell;

Yahweh would cause an internal disorder, and her abdomen would swell from disease or gas.

 5:22  And this water that causeth the curse shall go into thy bowels, to make thy belly to swell, and thy thigh to rot (uterus to fall): And the woman shall say, Amen, amen.

Psalm 109:18  As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.

Deuteronomy 27:15  Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto Yahweh, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen.

 5:23  And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out with the bitter water:

 5:24  And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that causeth the curse: and the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter.

 5:25  Then the priest shall take the jealousy offering out of the woman's hand, and shall wave the offering before Yahweh, and offer it upon the altar:

 5:26  And the priest shall take an handful of the offering, even the memorial thereof, and burn it (as an incense) upon the altar, and afterward shall cause the woman to drink the water.

 5:27  And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, that, if she be defiled, and have done trespass against her husband, that the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot (uterus shall fall): and the woman shall be a curse among her people.

If the woman was guilty, her punishment was infertility, as her uterus had dropped and she could no longer conceive. If she was innocent, she could conceive, as shown in the next verse.

 5:28  And if the woman be not defiled, but be clean; then she shall be free, and shall conceive seed.

 5:29  This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth aside to another instead of her husband, and is defiled;

 5:30  Or when the spirit of jealousy cometh upon him, and he be jealous over his wife, and shall set the woman before Yahweh, and the priest shall execute upon her all this law.

 5:31  Then shall the man be guiltless from iniquity, and this woman shall bear her iniquity.

Leviticus 20:17  And if a man shall take his sister, his father's daughter, or his mother's daughter, and see her nakedness, and she see his nakedness; it is a wicked thing; and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people: he hath uncovered his sister's nakedness; he shall bear his iniquity.

20:19  And thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother's sister, nor of thy father's sister: for he uncovereth his near kin: they shall bear their iniquity.

20:20  And if a man shall lie with his uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his uncle's nakedness: they shall bear their sin; they shall die childless.

 

The law of a Nazarite

Numbers 6:1  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 6:2  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When either man or woman shall separate (distinguish) themselves to vow a vow of a Nazarite, to separate themselves unto Yahweh:

 6:3  He shall separate(devote) himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor (juice) of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.

Luke 1:15  For he (John) shall be great in the sight of the Prince, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb.

 6:4  All the days of his separation (consecration) shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk.

 6:5  All the days of the vow of his separation (consecration) there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth (devoted) himself unto Yahweh, he shall be holy (set apart), and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.

 6:6  All the days that he separateth himself unto Yahweh he shall come at no dead body.

 6:7  He shall not make himself unclean for his father, or for his mother, for his brother, or for his sister, when they die: because the consecration of his God is upon his head.

Referring to the crown of consecration, his uncut hair.

 6:8  All the days of his separation he is holy unto Yahweh.

 6:9  And if any man die very suddenly by him, and he hath defiled the head of his consecration; then he shall shave his head in the day of his cleansing, on the seventh day shall he shave it.

 6:10  And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons, to the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting):

 6:11  And the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, and make an atonement (propitiation) for him, for that he sinned by the dead, and shall hallow his head that same day.

 6:12  And he shall consecrate unto Yahweh the days of his separation, and shall bring a lamb of the first year for a trespass offering: but the days that were before shall be lost, because his separation was defiled.

If they vowed a vow of the Nazarite for two years, and was defiled by a dead body, they had to follow the instructions above and start over. Vows must be kept.

 6:13  And this is the law of the Nazarite, when the days of his separation are fulfilled: he shall be brought unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting):   (Acts 21:26)

 6:14  And he shall offer his offering unto Yahweh, one he lamb of the first year without blemish for a burnt offering, and one ewe lamb of the first year without blemish for a sin offering, and one ram without blemish for peace offerings,

 6:15  And a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, and wafers of unleavened bread anointed with oil, and their meat (grain) offering, and their drink offerings.

 6:16  And the priest shall bring them before Yahweh, and shall offer his sin offering, and his burnt offering:

 6:17  And he shall offer the ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings unto Yahweh, with the basket of unleavened bread: the priest shall offer also his meat (grain) offering, and his drink offering.

 6:18  And the Nazarite shall shave the head of his separation at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting), and shall take the hair of the head of his separation, and put it in the fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace offerings.

The oil of anointing is on that hair, it must be burnt.

 6:19  And the priest shall take the sodden shoulder of the ram, and one unleavened cake out of the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them upon the hands of the Nazarite, after the hair of his separation is shaven:

 6:20  And the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before Yahweh: this is holy for the priest, with the wave breast and heave shoulder: and after that the Nazarite may drink wine.

 6:21  This is the law of the Nazarite who hath vowed, and of his offering unto Yahweh for his separation (dedication), beside that that his hand shall get: according to the vow which he vowed, so he must do after the law of his separation (dedication).

 6:22  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 6:23  Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise you shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,

 6:24  Yahweh bless you, and keep you:

Psalm 121:7  Yahweh shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul.

John 17:11  And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to Thee. Holy Father, keep through Thine own name those whom Thou hast given Me, that they may be one, as We are.

 6:25  Yahweh make His face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you:

Psalm 31:16  Make Thy face to shine upon Thy servant: save me for Thy mercies' sake.

67:1  God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause His face to shine upon us; Selah.

 6:26  Yahweh lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

Psalm 4:6  There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? Yahweh, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

John 14:27  Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

 6:27  And they shall put My name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.

 

 

The dedication offerings

Numbers 7:1  And it came to pass on the day that Moses had fully set up the tabernacle, and had anointed it, and sanctified it, and all the instruments thereof, both the altar and all the vessels thereof, and had anointed them, and sanctified them;   (Ex 40:18, Lev 8:10-11)

 7:2  That the princes of Israel, heads of the house of their fathers, who were the princes of the tribes, and were over them that were numbered (mustered), offered:

 7:3  And they brought their offering before Yahweh, six covered wagons, and twelve oxen; a wagon for two of the princes, and for each one an ox: and they brought them before the tabernacle.

 7:4  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 7:5  Take it of them, that they may be to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting); and you shalt give them unto the Levites, to every man according to his service.

 7:6  And Moses took the wagons and the oxen, and gave them unto the Levites.

 7:7  Two wagons and four oxen he gave unto the sons of Gershon, according to their service:

 7:8  And four wagons and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of Merari, according unto their service, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

 7:9  But unto the sons of Kohath he gave none: because the service of the sanctuary belonging unto them was that they should bear upon their shoulders.

 7:10  And the princes offered for dedicating of the altar in the day that it was anointed, even the princes offered their offering before the altar.

 7:11  And Yahweh said unto Moses, They shall offer their offering, each prince on his day, for the dedicating of the altar.

 7:12  And he that offered his offering the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah:

 7:13  And his offering was one silver charger, the weight thereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them were full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat (grain) offering:

 7:14  One spoon of ten shekels of gold, full of incense:

 7:15  One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:

 7:16  One kid of the goats for a sin offering:   (Lev 4:23)

 7:17  And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

 7:18  On the second day Nethaneel the son of Zuar, prince of Issachar, did offer:

 7:19  He offered for his offering one silver charger, the weight whereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat (grain) offering:

 7:20  One spoon of gold of ten shekels, full of incense:

 7:21  One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:

 7:22  One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

 7:23  And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Nethaneel the son of Zuar.

 7:24  On the third day Eliab the son of Helon, prince of the children of Zebulun, did offer:

 7:25  His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat (grain) offering:

 7:26  One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

 7:27  One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:

 7:28  One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

 7:29  And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Eliab the son of Helon.

 7:30  On the fourth day Elizur the son of Shedeur, prince of the children of Reuben, did offer:

 7:31  His offering was one silver charger of the weight of an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat (grain) offering:

 7:32  One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

 7:33  One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:

 7:34  One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

 7:35  And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Elizur the son of Shedeur.

 7:36  On the fifth day Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, prince of the children of Simeon, did offer:

 7:37  His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat (grain) offering:

 7:38  One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

 7:39  One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:

 7:40  One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

 7:41  And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

 7:42  On the sixth day Eliasaph the son of Deuel, prince of the children of Gad, offered:

 7:43  His offering was one silver charger of the weight of an hundred and thirty shekels, a silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat (grain) offering:

 7:44  One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

 7:45  One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:

 7:46  One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

 7:47  And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

 7:48  On the seventh day Elishama the son of Ammihud, prince of the children of Ephraim, offered:

 7:49  His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat (grain) offering:

 7:50  One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

 7:51  One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:

 7:52  One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

 7:53  And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Elishama the son of Ammihud.

 7:54  On the eighth day offered Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur, prince of the children of Manasseh:

 7:55  His offering was one silver charger of the weight of an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat (grain) offering:

 7:56  One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

 7:57  One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:

 7:58  One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

 7:59  And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

 7:60  On the ninth day Abidan the son of Gideoni, prince of the children of Benjamin, offered:

 7:61  His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat (grain) offering:

 7:62  One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

 7:63  One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:

 7:64  One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

 7:65  And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Abidan the son of Gideoni.

 7:66  On the tenth day Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai, prince of the children of Dan, offered:

 7:67  His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat (grain) offering:

 7:68  One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

 7:69  One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:

 7:70  One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

 7:71  And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

 7:72  On the eleventh day Pagiel the son of Ocran, prince of the children of Asher, offered:

 7:73  His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat (grain) offering:

 7:74  One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

 7:75  One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:

 7:76  One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

 7:77  And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Pagiel the son of Ocran.

 7:78  On the twelfth day Ahira the son of Enan, prince of the children of Naphtali, offered:

 7:79  His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat (grain) offering:

 7:80  One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

 7:81  One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt offering:

 7:82  One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

 7:83  And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Ahira the son of Enan.

 7:84  This was the dedication of the altar, in the day when it was anointed, by the princes of Israel: twelve chargers of silver, twelve silver bowls, twelve spoons of gold:

 7:85  Each charger of silver weighing an hundred and thirty shekels, each bowl seventy: all the silver vessels weighed two thousand and four hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary:

 7:86  The golden spoons were twelve, full of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, after the shekel of the sanctuary: all the gold of the spoons was an hundred and twenty shekels.

 7:87  All the oxen for the burnt offering were twelve bullocks, the rams twelve, the lambs of the first year twelve, with their meat (grain) offering: and the kids of the goats for sin offering twelve.

 7:88  And all the oxen for the sacrifice of the peace offerings were twenty and four bullocks, the rams sixty, the he goats sixty, the lambs of the first year sixty. This was the dedication of the altar, after that it was anointed.

 7:89  And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting) to speak with Him, then he heard the voice of one speaking unto him from off the mercy seat (lid) that was upon the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubims: and He spake unto him.

Exodus 25:22  And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.

33:9  And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Yahweh talked with Moses.

 

 

Purification of the Levites

Numbers 8:1  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 8:2  Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When you lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick (lampstand, menorah).

The Israelites had seven lamps. The Jews, who are NOT Israel, and are of Cain and Esau, has nine lamps.

 8:3  And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over against the candlestick (lampstand), as Yahweh commanded Moses.

 8:4  And this work of the candlestick (lampstand) was of beaten gold, unto the shaft thereof, unto the flowers thereof, was beaten work: according unto the pattern which Yahweh had shewed Moses, so he made the candlestick (lampstand).

 8:5  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 8:6  Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them.

 8:7  And thus shalt you do unto them, to cleanse them: Sprinkle water of purifying upon them, and let them shave all their flesh, and let them wash their clothes, and so make themselves clean.

Shave all their flesh is literally 'pass a razor over'.

 8:8  Then let them take a young bullock with his meat (grain) offering, even fine flour mingled with oil, and another young bullock shalt you take for a sin offering.

 8:9  And you shalt bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting): and you shalt gather the whole assembly of the children of Israel together:

 8:10  And you shalt bring the Levites before Yahweh: and the children of Israel shall put their hands upon the Levites:

 8:11  And Aaron shall offer the Levites before Yahweh for an offering of the children of Israel, that they may execute the service of Yahweh.

 8:12  And the Levites shall lay their hands upon the heads of the bullocks: and you shalt offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, unto Yahweh, to make an atonement (propitiation) for the Levites.

 8:13  And you shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for an offering unto Yahweh.

 8:14  Thus shalt you separate the Levites from among the children of Israel: and the Levites shall be Mine.

 8:15  And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting): and you shalt cleanse them, and offer them for an offering.

 8:16  For they are wholly given unto Me from among the children of Israel; instead of such as open every womb, even instead of the firstborn of all the children of Israel, have I taken them unto Me.

 8:17  For all the firstborn of the children of Israel are Mine, both man and beast: on the day that I smote every firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for Myself.

 8:18  And I have taken the Levites for all the firstborn of the children of Israel.

 8:19  And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting), and to make an atonement (propitiation) for the children of Israel: that there be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come nigh unto the sanctuary.

 8:20  And Moses, and Aaron, and all the congregation of the children of Israel, did to the Levites according unto all that Yahweh commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did the children of Israel unto them.

 8:21  And the Levites were purified, and they washed their clothes; and Aaron offered them as an offering before Yahweh; and Aaron made an atonement (propitiation) for them to cleanse them.

 8:22  And after that went the Levites in to do their service in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting) before Aaron, and before his sons: as Yahweh had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did they unto them.

 8:23  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 8:24  This is it that belongeth unto the Levites: from twenty and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon the service of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting):

 8:25  And from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting upon the service thereof, and shall serve no more:

 8:26  But shall minister with their brethren in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting), to keep the charge (duty), and shall do no service. Thus shalt you do unto the Levites touching their charge.

 

 

The cloud of guidance

Numbers 9:1  And Yahweh spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying,

 9:2  Let the children of Israel also keep the passover at his appointed season (time).

 9:3  In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, you shall keep it in his appointed season (time): according to all the rites (ordinances) of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof, shall you keep it.

 9:4  And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, that they should keep the passover.

 9:5  And they kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at even in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that Yahweh commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel.

 9:6  And there were certain men, who were defiled by the dead body of a man, that they could not keep the passover on that day: and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day:

 9:7  And those men said unto him, We are defiled by the dead body of a man: wherefore are we kept back, that we may not offer an offering of Yahweh in his appointed season (time) among the children of Israel?

 9:8  And Moses said unto them, Stand still, and I will hear what Yahweh will command concerning you.

 9:9  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 9:10  Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If any man of you or of your posterity shall be unclean by reason of a dead body, or be in a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the passover unto Yahweh.

 9:11  The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.   (2Chr 30:2,15)

 9:12  They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep it.

A second chance in the second month for those that were unclean and couldn't observe the Passover in the first month.

 9:13  But the man that is clean, and is not in a journey, and forbeareth to keep the passover, even the same soul shall be cut off from among his people: because he brought not the offering of Yahweh in his appointed season, that man shall bear his sin.

 9:14  And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the passover unto Yahweh; according to the ordinance of the passover, and according to the manner thereof, so shall he do: you shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land.

Stranger here is gare, meaning a sojourning kinsman. A visiting Israelite.

Exodus 12:49  One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger (of kin) that sojourneth among you.

 9:15  And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testimony: and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until the morning.

Nehemiah 9:19  Yet thou in thy manifold mercies forsookest them not in the wilderness: the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day, to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to shew them light, and the way wherein they should go.

 9:16  So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.

 9:17  And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents.

Exodus 40:36  And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys:

 9:18  At the commandment of Yahweh the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of Yahweh they pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents.

 9:19  And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of Yahweh, and journeyed not.

 9:20  And so it was, when the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; according to the commandment of Yahweh they abode in their tents, and according to the commandment of Yahweh they journeyed.

 9:21  And so it was, when the cloud abode from even unto the morning, and that the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed: whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed.

 9:22  Or whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed.

 9:23  At the commandment of Yahweh they rested in the tents, and at the commandment of Yahweh they journeyed: they kept the charge of Yahweh, at the commandment of Yahweh by the hand of Moses.

All Israel was to keep the passover, wherever they were. We are to keep it even today, wherever we are.

 

 

The two silver trumpets

The departure from Sinai

Numbers 10:1  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 10:2  Make you two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt you make them: that you mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.

 10:3  And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly shall assemble themselves to you at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting).

 10:4  And if they blow but with one trumpet, then the princes, which are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee.

 10:5  When you blow an alarm (a signal), then the camps that lie on the east parts shall go forward.

 10:6  When you blow an alarm (signal) the second time, then the camps that lie on the south side shall take their journey: they shall blow an alarm (signal) for their journeys.

 10:7  But when the congregation (qahal) is to be gathered together, you shall blow, but you shall not sound an alarm (signal).

Alarm (H7321) here is different than in verse 5 (H8643). The difference is the order to march.

 10:8  And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations.

 10:9  And if you go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then you shall blow an alarm (signal) with the trumpets; and you shall be remembered before Yahweh your God, and you shall be saved from your (hated) enemies.

 10:10  Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, you shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am Yahweh your God.

 10:11  And it came to pass on the twentieth day of the second month, in the second year, that the cloud was taken up from off the tabernacle of the testimony.

 10:12  And the children of Israel took their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Paran.

Jasher 83:26 At that time the children of Israel continued their journey from the wilderness of Sinai, and they took a journey of three days, and the cloud rested upon the wilderness of Paran; there the anger of Yahweh was kindled against Israel, for they had provoked Yahweh in asking Him for meat, that they might eat.

 10:13  And they first took their journey according to the commandment of Yahweh by the hand of Moses.

 10:14  In the first place went the standard of the camp of the children of Judah according to their armies: and over his host was Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

 10:15  And over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar was Nethaneel the son of Zuar.

 10:16  And over the host of the tribe of the children of Zebulun was Eliab the son of Helon.

 10:17  And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari set forward, bearing the tabernacle.

 10:18  And the standard of the camp of Reuben set forward according to their armies: and over his host was Elizur the son of Shedeur.

 10:19  And over the host of the tribe of the children of Simeon was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

 10:20  And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of Deuel (Reuel).

 10:21  And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and the other did set up the tabernacle against they came.

 10:22  And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set forward according to their armies: and over his host was Elishama the son of Ammihud.

 10:23  And over the host of the tribe of the children of Manasseh was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

 10:24  And over the host of the tribe of the children of Benjamin was Abidan the son of Gideoni.

 10:25  And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan set forward, which was the rereward of all the camps throughout their hosts: and over his host was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

 10:26  And over the host of the tribe of the children of Asher was Pagiel the son of Ocran.

 10:27  And over the host of the tribe of the children of Naphtali was Ahira the son of Enan.

 10:28  Thus were the journeyings of the children of Israel according to their armies, when they set forward.

 10:29  And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Raguel (Reuel) the Midianite, Moses' father in law, We are journeying unto the place of which Yahweh said, I will give it you: come you with us, and we will do you good: for Yahweh hath spoken good concerning Israel.

 10:30  And he said unto him, I will not go; but I will depart to mine own land, and to my kindred.

 10:31  And he said, Leave us not, I pray thee; forasmuch as you knowest how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and you mayest be to us instead of eyes.

 10:32  And it shall be, if you go with us, yea, it shall be, that what goodness Yahweh shall do unto us, the same will we do unto thee.

 10:33  And they departed from the mount of Yahweh three days' journey: and the ark of the covenant of Yahweh went before them in the three days' journey, to search out a resting place for them.

 10:34  And the cloud of Yahweh was upon them by day, when they went out of the camp.

 10:35  And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up,Yahweh, and let your enemies be scattered; and let them that hate you flee before thee.

Psalm 68:1-2

1  Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered: let them also that hate Him flee before Him.

2  As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

132:8  Arise, O Yahweh, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength.

 10:36  And when it rested, he said, Return, O Yahweh, unto the many thousands of Israel.

 

 

The people complain

Numbers 11:1  And when the people complained, it displeased Yahweh: and Yahweh heard it (it was evil to the ear); and His anger was kindled; and the fire of Yahweh burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.

Psalm 78:21  Therefore Yahweh heard this, and was wroth: so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel;

In verse 1, displeased comes from H7451 meaning bad, evil, unhappy, hurtful, etc.

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

James 5:16  Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

 11:3  And he called the name of the place Taberah (“burning”): because the fire of Yahweh burnt among them.

 11:4  And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a lusting (craved food): and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?

The Septuagint has: And the mixed multitude among them lusted exceedingly;...

In the Exodus from Egypt, not every single person was an Israelite. There were also other peoples and Canaanites among them, as Yahweh said,

Numbers 33:55  But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land (other peoples, races) from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell.

Joshua 23:13  Know for a certainty that Yahweh your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which Yahweh your God hath given you.

Judges 2:3  Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.

Look at America today. We (True Israel) built this country and now the other races consume it.

 11:5  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:

Exodus 16:3  And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of Yahweh in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.

The Egyptians rejected the fish as unfit to eat and they gave it to the Israelites. They got it free because the rulers did not want it.

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

 11:7  And the manna was as coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium.

Exodus 16:14,31

14  And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.

31  And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.

 11:8  And the people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in a mortar, and baked it in pans, and made cakes of it: and the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil.

 11:9  And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it.   (Ex 16:13-15)

 11:10  Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of Yahweh was kindled greatly; Moses also was displeased.

The Israelites complained because the 'mixed multitude' could not be satisfied with the manna (spiritual food) and craved earthly food, leading the Israelites to follow earthly lusts rather than spiritual.

 11:11  And Moses said unto Yahweh, Wherefore hast You afflicted Thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in Thy sight, that You layest the burden of all this people upon me?

 11:12  Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that You shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing father beareth the sucking child, unto the land which You swarest unto their fathers?

Moses is getting tired of these rebellious Israelites. Even after the wonders they have seen, they still just don't get it.

 11:13  Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.

Matthew 15:33  And His disciples say unto Him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?

Mark 8:4  And His disciples answered Him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?

 11:14  I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.

 11:15  And if You deal thus with me, kill me, I pray You, out of hand, if I have found favour in Thy sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.

 11:16  And Yahweh said unto Moses, Gather unto Me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting), that they may stand there with thee.

 11:17  And I will come down and talk with you there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon you,   and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you bear it not thyself alone.

 11:18  And say you unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, and you shall eat flesh: for you have wept in the ears of Yahweh, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore Yahweh will give you flesh, and you shall eat.

Exodus 16:7  And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of Yahweh; for that He heareth your murmurings against Yahweh: and what are we, that ye murmur against us?

 11:19  Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days;

 11:20  But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: because that you have despised Yahweh which is among you, and have wept before Him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?

 11:21  And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and you hast said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month.

 11:22  Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them?

 11:23  And Yahweh said unto Moses, Is Yahweh's hand (power) waxed short (insufficient)? you shalt see now whether My word shall come to pass unto you or not.

 11:24  And Moses went out, and told the people the words of Yahweh, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle.

 11:25  And Yahweh came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave (put) it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.

Moses was strong with the spirit, and Yahweh took some of it and put it on the seventy elders. The same concept of love, when you love, you are not losing or depleting your love, you are spreading it.

 11:26  But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.

1Samuel 20:26  Nevertheless Saul spake not any thing that day: for he thought, Something hath befallen him (David), he is not clean; surely he is not clean.

Jeremiah 36:5  And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up; I cannot go into the house of Yahweh:

Eldad and Medad were two of the seventy that for some reason could not make it to the tabernacle with the others, and the spirit rested upon them as well.

 11:27  And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp.

 11:28  And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My master Moses, forbid them.

 11:29  And Moses said unto him, Enviest you for my sake? would God that all Yahweh's people were prophets, and that Yahweh would put His spirit upon them!

1Corinthians 14:5  I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the assembly may receive edifying.

 11:30  And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.

 11:31  And there went forth a wind (spirit, breath) from Yahweh, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it were a day's journey on this side, and as it were a day's journey on the other side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon the face of the earth.   (Ex 16:13)

 11:32  And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp.

 11:33  And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of Yahweh was kindled against the people, and Yahweh smote the people with a very great plague.

Psalm 78:30-31

30  They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat was yet in their mouths,

31  The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.

 11:34  And he called the name of that place Kibrothhattaavah: because there they buried the people that lusted.

It was the mixed multitude that were the people that lusted. And of course the Israelites that followed their example.

Numbers 11:4  And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?

 11:35  And the people journeyed from Kibrothhattaavah unto Hazeroth; and abode at Hazeroth.

Kibrothhattaavah means Graves of Lust.

 

 

Miriam and Aaron

Numbers 12:1  And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian (Kushiyth) woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.

Exodus 2:21  And Moses was content to dwell with the man (Reuel): and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.

Ethiopia is the word for Cush, a son of Ham. There were two places called Cush, one in Africa and one in Arabia. The original Ethiopians and Arabians and Egyptians were white. Only later on, around 600 BC is when the bloodlines became mixed, hence the definition of the word Arab. To grow dark.

Ethiopia means, sun-burnt face.

Moses did not marry a black woman, as the “churches” teach. Yahweh demands we be separate from the other races. Kind after kind. He married a racial kinsman.

 12:2  And they said, Hath Yahweh indeed spoken only by Moses? hath He not spoken also by us? And Yahweh heard it.

 12:3  (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men (H120) which were upon the face of the earth.)

 12:4  And Yahweh spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out you three unto the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting). And they three came out.

 12:5  And Yahweh came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth.

 12:6  And He said, Hear now My words: If there be a prophet among you, I Yahweh will make Myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.

 12:7  My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all Mine house.

Psalm 105:26  He sent Moses His servant; and Aaron whom He had chosen.

Hebrews 3:2  Who was faithful to Him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.

Moses did not get dreams or visions, he got his instructions directly from Yahweh.

 12:8  With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of Yahweh shall he behold: wherefore (why) then were you not afraid to speak against My servant Moses?   (Ex 33:11)

 12:9  And the anger of Yahweh was kindled against them; and Me departed.

 12:10  And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.

Jasher 83:31 And whilst the children of Israel were in Hazeroth, the anger of Yahweh was kindled against Miriam on account of Moses, and she became leprous, white as snow.

 12:11  And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my master, I beseech you, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned.

Proverbs 30:32-33

32  If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.

33  Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.

 12:12  Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb.

A stillborn child.

 12:13  And Moses cried unto Yahweh, saying, Heal her now, O God (El), I beseech thee.

 12:14  And Yahweh said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again.

 12:15  And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.

Deuteronomy 24:9  Remember what Yahweh thy God did unto Miriam by the way, after that ye were come forth out of Egypt.

 12:16  And afterward the people removed from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wilderness of Paran.

 

 

The twelve spies

Numbers 13:1  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 13:2  Send you men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their (fore) fathers shall you send a man, every one a ruler among them.

Jasher 83:34 At that time, Yahweh spoke to Moses to send twelve men from the children of Israel, one man to a tribe, to go and explore the land of Canaan.

 13:3  And Moses by the commandment of Yahweh sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of the children of Israel.

 13:4  And these were their names: of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur.

 13:5  Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori.

 13:6  Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

 13:7  Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph.

 13:8  Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea (Joshua) the son of Nun.

 13:9  Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu.

 13:10  Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi.

 13:11  Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi.

 13:12  Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli.

 13:13  Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael.

 13:14  Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi.

 13:15  Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi.

 13:16  These are the names of the men which Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Oshea (Joshua) the son of Nun Jehoshua.

H3091 is the name of our savior, Yahshua, meaning salvation, Yahweh saves (preserves, delivers). The letter J did not exist up until the 1600's. AD.

 13:17  And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way southward, and go up into the mountain:

 13:18  And see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many;

 13:19  And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad; and what cities they be that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in strong holds;

 13:20  And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be you of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe grapes.

 13:21  So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath.

 13:22  And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)   (Judg 1:10, Josh 15:14)

Giants. Fallen angel offspring.

 13:23  And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought (also) of the pomegranates, and of the figs.

 13:24  The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence.

 13:25  And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.

Jasher 83:36 And at the end of forty days they came to Moses and Aaron, and they brought him word as it was in their hearts, and ten of the men brought up an evil report to the children of Israel, of the land which they had explored, saying, It is better for us to return to Egypt than to go to this land, a land that consumes its inhabitants.

 13:26  And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land.

 13:27  And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither you sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.   (Deut 1:25)

 13:28  Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

 13:29  The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.

The Jebusites were the original inhabitants of Jerusalem, which used to be called Jebus.

Jebus was a descendant of the 3rd son of Canaan. Canaan was the cursed son of Ham. Canaans descendants are a seed of incest.

 13:30  And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.

 13:31  But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

 13:32  And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof (cannibalism); and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.

Amos 2:9  Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath.

 13:33  And there we saw the giants (Nephilim), the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

Genesis 6:4  There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

Deuteronomy 9:2  A people great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand before the children of Anak!

These men, except Caleb and Joshua, did not trust Yahweh. They did not have allegiance (faith).

 

 

The rebellion of Israel

Numbers 14:1  And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.

 14:2  And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!

 14:3  And wherefore hath Yahweh brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?

 14:4  And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.

 14:5  Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.

 14:6  And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes:

Jasher 83:37 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephuneh, who were of those that explored the land, said, The land is exceedingly good.

 14:7  And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land.

 14:8  If Yahweh delight in us, then He will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.

Deuteronomy 10:15  Only Yahweh had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and He chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.

Joshua and Caleb had great faith (allegiance) in Yahweh.

 14:9  Only rebel not you against Yahweh, neither fear you the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and Yahweh is with us: fear them not.

Hebrews 3:16-18

16  For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.

17  But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?

18  And to whom sware He that they should not enter into His rest, but to them that believed not?

 14:10  But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the glory of Yahweh appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting) before all the children of Israel.

Exodus 17:4  And Moses cried unto Yahweh, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.

 14:11  And Yahweh said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke Me? and how long will it be ere they believe Me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them?

 14:12  I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of you a greater nation and mightier than they.

Yahweh was so displeased with the children of Israel that He said He would start over with Moses and his seed.

 14:13  And Moses said unto Yahweh, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for you broughtest up this people in thy might from among them;)

 14:14  And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that You Yahweh art among this people, that You Yahweh art seen face to face, and that Thy cloud standeth over them, and that You goest before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.

 14:15  Now if You shalt kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of You will speak, saying,

 14:16  Because Yahweh was not able to bring this people into the land which He sware unto them, therefore He hath slain them in the wilderness.

 14:17  And now, I beseech You, let the power of my Master Yahweh be great, according as You hast spoken, saying,

 14:18  Yahweh is longsuffering (slow to anger), and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression (rebellion), and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.   (Ex 34:6-7)

 14:19  Pardon, I beseech You,  the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of Thy mercy, and as You hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.

Exodus 34:9  And he said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O Yahweh, let my God Yahweh, I pray thee, go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance.

 14:20  And Yahweh said, I have pardoned according to thy word:

Moses loved his kinsman. Moses pleaded and prayed that Yahweh would not destroy them.

1John 5:14-16

14  And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us:

15  And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.

16  If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.

 14:21  But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of Yahweh.

Psalm 72:19  And blessed be His glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with His glory; Amen, and Amen.

 14:22  Because all those men which have seen My glory, and My miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted Me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to My voice;

 14:23  Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their (fore) fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked Me see it:

Ezekiel 20:15-16

15  Yet also I lifted up My hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands;

16  Because they despised My judgments, and walked not in My statutes, but polluted My sabbaths: for their heart went after their idols.

 14:24  But My servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed Me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.

 14:25  (Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the valley.) To morrow turn you, and get you into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea (Sea of Reeds).

 14:26  And Yahweh spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

 14:27  How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against Me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against Me.

 14:28  Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith Yahweh, as you have spoken in Mine ears, so will I do to you:

Deuteronomy 1:35  Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land, which I sware to give unto your fathers,

 14:29  Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered (mustered) of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against Me,

Hebrews 3:17  But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?

 14:30  Doubtless you shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.

Only Caleb and Joshua, from the 1st census of those that came out of Egypt, entered into the Promised Land.  All the others will die and their children will see the land.

 14:31  But your little ones, which you said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which you have despised.

They did not trust Yahweh and thought they would all be better off back in Egypt.

 14:32  But as for you, your carcases, they shall fall in this wilderness.

1Corinthians 10:5  But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

 14:33  And your children shall wander (be shepherds) in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.

Psalm 107:40  He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.

Deuteronomy 2:14  And the space in which we came from Kadeshbarnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, was thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out from among the host, as Yahweh sware unto them.

 14:34  After the number of the days in which you searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall you bear your iniquities, even forty years, and you shall know My breach of promise.

They just may have been allowed to enter at this time, but because they were so disobedient and unbelieving of Yahweh's promises, they were purged in the wilderness. The pagan life from Egypt was like their second nature. Just like today's “churches” and their Judeo-Christianity, worshiping a Jewish Jesus, a Greek Goddess (Easter), Christmas (which has nothing to do with Christ who was born in late September), and Devil's Eve (Halloween). False religion so engrained they cannot see what scripture really says, and it's not what an indoctrinated preacher repeats to you every Sunday.

 14:35  I Yahweh have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against Me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.

 14:36  And the men, which Moses sent to search the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up a slander upon the land,

 14:37  Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before Yahweh.

1Corinthians 10:10  Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

 14:38  But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still.

 14:39  And Moses told these sayings unto all the children of Israel: and the people mourned greatly.

 14:40  And they rose up early in the morning, and gat them up into the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, and will go up unto the place which Yahweh hath promised: for we have sinned.

 14:41  And Moses said, Wherefore now do you transgress the commandment of Yahweh? but it shall not prosper.

 14:42  Go not up, for Yahweh is not among you; that you be not smitten before your enemies.

 14:43  For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and you shall fall by the sword: because you are turned away from (H310- following) Yahweh, therefore Yahweh will not be with you.

 14:44  But they presumed to go up unto the hill top: nevertheless the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, and Moses, departed not out of the camp.   (Deut 1:43)

 14:45  Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites which dwelt in that hill, and smote them, and discomfited them, even unto Hormah.

The “churches” teach that His Grace is Sufficient. But it is shown here that even after they acknowledged they have sinned, Yahweh was not with them.

His Grace is Sufficient, if you obey and follow Yahweh, always.

 

 

Offerings of Israel

Unintentional sins

Numbers 15:1  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 15:2  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you be come into the land of your habitations, which I give unto you,

 15:3  And will make an offering by fire unto Yahweh, a burnt offering, or a sacrifice in performing a vow, or in a freewill offering, or in your solemn feasts, to make a sweet savour (odor) unto Yahweh, of the herd, or of the flock:

 15:4  Then shall he that offereth his offering unto Yahweh bring a meat (grain) offering of a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of oil.

 15:5  And the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink offering shalt you prepare with the burnt offering or sacrifice, for one lamb.

 15:6  Or for a ram, you shalt prepare for a meat (grain) offering two tenth deals of flour mingled with the third part of an hin of oil.

 15:7  And for a drink offering you shalt offer the third part of an hin of wine, for a sweet savour (odor) unto Yahweh.

 15:8  And when you preparest a bullock for a burnt offering, or for a sacrifice in performing a vow, or peace offerings unto Yahweh:

 15:9  Then shall he bring with a bullock a meat (grain) offering of three tenth deals of flour mingled with half an hin of oil.

 15:10  And you shalt bring for a drink offering half an hin of wine, for an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour (odor) unto Yahweh.

 15:11  Thus shall it be done for one bullock, or for one ram, or for a lamb, or a kid.

 15:12  According to the number that you shall prepare, so shall you do to every one according to their number.

 15:13  All that are born of the country shall do these things after this manner, in offering an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour (odor) unto Yahweh.

 15:14  And if a stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever be among you in your generations (posterity), and will offer an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour (odor) unto Yahweh; as you do, so he shall do.

Stranger is gare, a sojourning kinsman. A visiting Israelite.

 15:15  One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: as you are, so shall the stranger (of kin) be before Yahweh.

 15:16  One law (torah) and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger (of kin) that sojourneth with you.

Leviticus 24:22  Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger (of kin), as for one of your own country: for I am Yahweh your God.

 15:17  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 15:18  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you come into the land whither I bring you,

 15:19  Then it shall be, that, when you eat of the bread (food) of the land, you shall offer up an heave offering unto Yahweh.

 15:20  Ye shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough for an heave offering: as you do the heave offering of the threshingfloor, so shall you heave it.

Proverbs 3:9-10

9  Honour Yahweh with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

10  So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

 15:21  Of the first of your dough you shall give unto Yahweh an heave offering in your generations.

 15:22  And if you have erred, and not observed all these commandments, which Yahweh hath spoken unto Moses,

 15:23  Even all that Yahweh hath commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the day that Yahweh commanded Moses, and henceforward among your generations (posterity);

 15:24  Then it shall be, if ought be committed by ignorance without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt offering, for a sweet savour (odor) unto Yahweh, with his meat (grain) offering, and his drink offering, according to the manner, and one kid of the goats for a sin offering.

 15:25  And the priest shall make an atonement (propitiation) for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them; for it is ignorance: and they shall bring their offering, a sacrifice made by fire unto Yahweh, and their sin offering before Yahweh, for their ignorance:

 15:26  And it shall be forgiven all the congregation of the children of Israel, and the stranger (of kin) that sojourneth among them; seeing all the people were in ignorance.

 15:27  And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering.

 15:28  And the priest shall make an atonement (propitiation) for the soul that sinneth ignorantly, when he sinneth by ignorance before Yahweh, to make an atonement (propitiation) for him; and it shall be forgiven him.

 15:29  Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger (of kin) that sojourneth among them.

 15:30  But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger (of kin), the same reproacheth Yahweh; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

Deuteronomy 17:12  And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before Yahweh thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.

 15:31  Because he hath despised the word of Yahweh, and hath broken His commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.

 15:32  And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day.

Exodus 31:14-15

14  Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

15  Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to Yahweh: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

35:3  Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.

 15:33  And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation.

 15:34  And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what should be done to him.

Leviticus 24:12  And they put him in ward, that the mind of Yahweh might be shewed them.

 15:35  And Yahweh said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp.

 15:36  And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as Yahweh commanded Moses.

Next is a commandment.

 15:37  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 15:38  Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband (thread) of blue (or violet):

Deuteronomy 22:12  Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself.

Matthew 23:5  But all their (scribes and Pharisees) works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

 15:39  And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that you may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of Yahweh, and do them; and that you seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you use to go a whoring (prostitute yourselves):

 15:40  That you may remember, and do all My commandments, and be holy unto your God.

Romans 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Colossians 1:22  In the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable (unmixed) and unreproveable in His sight:

 15:41  I am Yahweh your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am Yahweh your God.

 

 

The rebellion of Korah (Core)

Qorach was the great grandson of Levi and leader of the rebellion against Moses and Aaron.

Numbers 16:1  Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men:

 16:2  And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation (summoned for meeting), men of renown (men of a good name):

They were upright men that were corrupted by Korah.

 16:3  And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and Yahweh is among them: wherefore then lift you up yourselves above the congregation of Yahweh?

 16:4  And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face:

 16:5  And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to morrow Yahweh will shew who are His, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto Him: even him whom He hath chosen will He cause to come near unto Him.

 16:6  This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all his company;

Censers (H4289): The same as H4288 in the sense of removal; a pan for live coals: - censer, firepan, snuffdish.

H4288 From H2846 A primitive root; to lay hold of; especially to pick up fire: - heap, take (away).

; properly a dissolution; concretely a ruin, or (abstractly) consternation: - destruction, dismaying, ruin, terror.

 16:7  And put fire therein, and put incense in them before Yahweh to morrow: and it shall be that the man whom Yahweh doth choose, he shall be holy: you take too much upon you, you sons of Levi.

 16:8  And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I pray you, you sons of Levi:

 16:9  Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to Himself to do the service of the tabernacle of Yahweh, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them?

 16:10  And He hath brought you near to Him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee: and seek you the priesthood also?

They were not sons of Aaron. Only Aaron's seed was chosen as the chief priests.

By the time of Christ, the sons of Esau (Jews) successfully infiltrated, controlled, and corrupted the Levitical priesthood.

 16:11  For which cause both you and all thy company are gathered together against Yahweh: and what is Aaron, that you murmur against him?

 16:12  And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up:

 16:13  Is it a small thing that you hast brought us up out of a land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except you make thyself altogether a prince over us?

Acts 7:35  This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush.

 16:14  Moreover you hast not brought us into a land that floweth with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt you put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.

 16:15  And Moses was very wroth, and said unto Yahweh, Respect not You their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.

 16:16  And Moses said unto Korah, Be you and all thy company before Yahweh, thou, and they, and Aaron, to morrow:

1Samuel 12:3,7

3  Behold, here I am: witness against me before Yahweh, and before His anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you.

7  Now therefore stand still, that I may reason with you before Yahweh of all the righteous acts of Yahweh, which He did to you and to your fathers.

 16:17  And take every man his censer, and put incense in them, and bring you before Yahweh every man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; you also, and Aaron, each of you his censer.

 16:18  And they took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and stood in the door of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting) with Moses and Aaron.

 16:19  And Korah gathered all the (his) congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the glory of Yahweh appeared unto all the congregation.

Leviticus 9:6  And Moses said, This is the thing which Yahweh commanded that ye should do: and the glory of Yahweh shall appear unto you.

 16:20  And Yahweh spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

 16:21  Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume (end) them in a moment.

 16:22  And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt you be wroth with all the congregation?

 16:23  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 16:24  Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.

 16:25  And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him.

 16:26  And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins.

If you hang around those who are going to be consumed, you will be consumed too.

 16:27  So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children.

 16:28  And Moses said, Hereby you shall know that Yahweh hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind (heart).

 16:29  If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then Yahweh hath not sent me.

 16:30  But if Yahweh make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit (land of the dead, the grave); then you shall understand that these men have provoked Yahweh.

 16:31  And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:

 16:32  And the earth (ground) opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.

Jasher 84:2 And Yahweh was angry with them, and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, with their houses and all belonging to them, and all the men belonging to Korah.

 16:33  They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.

 16:34  And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.

 16:35  And there came out a fire from Yahweh, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.

Jude 1:11  Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

 

The Hebrew text begins chapter 17 here.

17:1 (16:36)  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 16:37 (17:2)  Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter you the fire yonder; for they are hallowed.

 16:38 (17:3)  The censers of these sinners against their own souls, let them make them broad plates for a covering of the altar: for they offered them before Yahweh, therefore they are hallowed: and they shall be a sign unto the children of Israel.

Habakkuk 2:9-10

9  Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!

10  Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy soul.

 16:39 (17:4)  And Eleazar the priest took the brasen censers, wherewith they that were burnt had offered; and they were made broad plates for a covering of the altar:

 16:40 (17:5)  To be a memorial (reminder) unto the children of Israel, that no stranger, which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense before Yahweh; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as Yahweh said to him by the hand of Moses.

Stranger here is zur. Not of the family of the lineage of Aaron.

 16:41 (17:6)  But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the people of Yahweh.

 16:42 (17:7)  And it came to pass, when the congregation was gathered against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting): and, behold, the cloud covered it, and the glory of Yahweh appeared.

 16:43 (17:8)  And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting).

 16:44 (17:9)  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 16:45 (17:10)  Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment. And they fell upon their faces.

 16:46 (17:11)  And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement (propitiation) for them: for there is wrath gone out from Yahweh; the plague is begun.

 16:47 (17:12)  And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on incense, and made an atonement (propitiation) for the people.

 16:48 (17:13)  And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.

Wisdom 18:20-25

20  Yea, the tasting of death touched the righteous also, and there was a destruction of the multitude in the wilderness: but the wrath endured not long.

21  For then the blameless man made haste, and stood forth to defend them; and bringing the shield of his proper ministry, even prayer, and the propitiation of incense, set himself against the wrath, and so brought the calamity to an end, declaring that he was thy servant.

22  So he overcame the destroyer, not with strength of body, nor force of arms, but with a word subdued him that punished, alleging the oaths and covenants made with the fathers.

23  For when the dead were now fallen down by heaps one upon another, standing between, he stayed the wrath, and parted the way to the living.

24  For in the long garment was the whole world, and in the four rows of the stones was the glory of the fathers graven, and thy Majesty upon the diadem of his head.

25  Unto these the destroyer gave place, and was afraid of them: for it was enough that they only tasted of the wrath.

 16:49 (17:14)  Now they that died in the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, beside them that died about the matter of Korah.

 16:50 (17:15)  And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting): and the plague was stayed.

4Maccabees 7:11  For as father Aaron, armed with a censer, hastening through the consuming fire, vanquished the flame-bearing angel,

Israel again shows a rebellious nature. Korah and his cronies seek to elevate their Levitical status with a challenge to Moses and Aaron. With this act they also challenge Yahweh, who had placed Moses and Aaron in their positions. And we saw the result. Israel saw it also, but stupidly blamed Moses and Aaron for the deaths the next day, resulting in even more wrath from Yahweh.

Chapter 17 continues...

 

Budding of Aaron's rod

Numbers 17:1 (16)  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 17:2 (17)  Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of every one of them a rod according to the house of their (fore) fathers, of all their princes according to the house of their (fore) fathers twelve rods: write you every man's name upon his rod.

 17:3 (18)  And you shalt write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their (fore) fathers.

 17:4 (19)  And you shalt lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting) before the testimony (Ark), where I will meet with you.

Exodus 25:22  And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.

 17:5 (20)  And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you.

 17:6 (21)  And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, and every one of their princes gave him a rod apiece, for each prince one, according to their (fore) fathers' houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.

 17:7 (22)  And Moses laid up the rods before Yahweh in the tabernacle of witness (the Holy of Holies).

 17:8 (23)  And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.

 17:9 (24)  And Moses brought out all the rods from before Yahweh unto all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod.

 17:10 (25)  And Yahweh said unto Moses, Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony (Ark), to be kept for a token against the rebels; and you shalt quite take away their murmurings from Me, that they die not.

Rebels is meriy, from marah. Anathema Maranatha- He must be accursed, a rebel (or he who is a rebel), to be destroyed. 1Cor 16:22

Hebrews 9:4  Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;

 17:11 (26)  And Moses did so: as Yahweh commanded him, so did he.

 17:12 (27)  And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish.

 17:13 (28)  Whosoever cometh any thing near unto the tabernacle of Yahweh shall die: shall we be consumed with dying?

 

 

Tithes and offerings

Numbers 18:1  And Yahweh said unto Aaron, Thou and thy sons and thy father's house with you shall bear the iniquity (responsibility) of the sanctuary: and you and thy sons with you shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood.

Exodus 28:38  And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before Yahweh.

 18:2  And thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring you with you, that they may be joined unto you, and minister unto thee: but you and thy sons with you shall minister before the tabernacle of witness.

 18:3  And they shall keep thy charge, and the charge of all the tabernacle: only they shall not come nigh the vessels of the sanctuary and the altar, that neither they, nor you also, die.

 18:4  And they shall be joined unto you, and keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting), for all the service of the tabernacle: and a stranger shall not come nigh unto you.

Stranger here is zur. Somebody not of the tribe of Levi.

 18:5  And you shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar: that there be no wrath any more upon the children of Israel.

 18:6  And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among the children of Israel: to you they are given as a gift for Yahweh, to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting).

 18:7  Therefore you and thy sons with you shall keep your priest's office for every thing of the altar, and within the vail; and you shall serve: I have given your priest's office unto you as a service of gift: and the stranger (zur) that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

 18:8  And Yahweh spake unto Aaron, Behold, I also have given you the charge of Mine heave offerings of all the hallowed things of the children of Israel; unto you have I given them by reason of the anointing, and to thy sons, by an ordinance for ever.   (Lev 6:16,18)

Forever (H5769) literally means 'for a very long time'. With the final sacrifice made by Yahshua Messiah, all blood sacrifices for sin have been eliminated, the ordinances fulfilled.

 18:9  This shall be your of the most holy things, reserved from the fire: every oblation of theirs, every meat (grain) offering of theirs, and every sin offering of theirs, and every trespass (guilt) offering of theirs, which they shall render unto Me, shall be most holy for you and for thy sons.  (Lev 2:2-3, 10:13)

 18:10  In the most holy place shalt you eat it; every male shall eat it: it shall be holy unto thee.

 18:11  And this is yours; the heave offering of their gift, with all the wave offerings of the children of Israel: I have given them unto you, and to thy sons and to thy daughters with you, by a statute for ever: every one that is clean (ceremonially clean) in thy house shall eat of it.

 18:12  All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of the wheat, the firstfruits of them which they shall offer unto Yahweh, them have I given thee.

Nehemiah 10:35-36

35  And to bring the firstfruits of our ground, and the firstfruits of all fruit of all trees, year by year, unto the house of Yahweh:

36  Also the firstborn of our sons, and of our cattle, as it is written in the law, and the firstlings of our herds and of our flocks, to bring to the house of our God, unto the priests that minister in the house of our God:

 18:13  And whatsoever is first ripe in the land, which they shall bring unto Yahweh, shall be yours; every one that is (ceremonially) clean in your house shall eat of it.

 18:14  Every thing devoted (to Yahweh) in Israel shall be your.

 18:15  Every thing that openeth the matrix in all flesh, which they bring unto Yahweh, whether it be of men or beasts, shall be yours: nevertheless the firstborn of man (awdawm) shalt you surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shalt you redeem.

Work animals, horses, donkeys, etc. were not ceremonially clean for sacrifice, neither was man (awdawm), hence redeem. The redemption price.

 18:16  And those that are to be redeemed from a month old shalt you redeem, according to your estimation, for the money of five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs.

 18:17  But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, you shalt not redeem; they are holy (set apart) (for sacrifice): you shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and shalt burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet savour (odor) unto Yahweh.

 18:18  And the flesh of them shall be yours, as the wave breast and as the right shoulder are yours.

The priests got the prime cuts.

 18:19  All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer unto Yahweh, have I given you, and thy sons and thy daughters with you, by a statute for ever: it is a covenant of salt for ever before Yahweh unto you and to thy seed with thee.

Leviticus 2:13  And every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt.

2Chronicles 13:5  Ought ye not to know that Yahweh God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?

Matthew 5:13  Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Colossians 4:6  Let your speech be alway with grace (goodwill), seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Salt is a preserver. The law. By following Yahweh's laws and statutes, and speaking and acting with salt, those receiving the word (salt) will be preserved.

 18:20  And Yahweh spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt you have any part among them: I am your part and your inheritance among the children of Israel.

 18:21  And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting).

 18:22  Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting), lest they bear sin, and die.

 18:23  But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting), and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations, that among the children of Israel they have no inheritance.

 18:24  But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer as an heave offering unto Yahweh, I have given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I have said unto them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.

 18:25  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 18:26  Thus speak unto the Levites, and say unto them, When you take of the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then you shall offer up an heave offering of it for Yahweh, even a tenth part of the tithe.

Nehemiah 10:38  And the priest the son of Aaron shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes unto the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure house.

 18:27  And this your heave offering shall be reckoned unto you, as though it were the corn (grain) of the threshingfloor, and as the fulness (harvest) of the winepress.

 18:28  Thus you also shall offer an heave offering unto Yahweh of all your tithes, which you receive of the children of Israel; and you shall give thereof Yahweh's heave offering to Aaron the priest.

 18:29  Out of all your gifts you shall offer every heave offering of Yahweh, of all the best thereof, even the hallowed part thereof out of it.

 18:30  Therefore you shalt say unto them, When you have heaved the best thereof from it, then it shall be counted unto the Levites as the increase of the threshingfloor, and as the increase of the winepress.

 18:31  And you shall eat it in every place, you and your households: for it is your reward for your service in the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting).

Matthew 10:10  Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.

 18:32  And you shall bear no sin by reason of it, when you have heaved from it the best of it: neither shall you pollute the holy things of the children of Israel, lest you die.

Leviticus 19:8  Therefore every one that eateth it shall bear his iniquity, because he hath profaned the hallowed thing of Yahweh: and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

22:16  Or suffer them to bear the iniquity of trespass, when they eat their holy things: for I Yahweh do sanctify them.

 

 

Purification of the unclean

Numbers 19:1  And Yahweh spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

 19:2  This is the ordinance of the law which Yahweh hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring you a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke:   (Deut 21:3)

 19:3  And you shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face:

 19:4  And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting) seven times:   (Lev 4:6, 16:14,19)

 19:5  And one shall burn (destroy by fire) the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn:

 19:6  And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.

 19:7  Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even.

 19:8  And he that burneth her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the even.

 19:9  And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.

Hebrews 9:13-14

13  For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:

14  How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works (rituals) to serve the living God?

 19:10  And he that gathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it shall be unto the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among them, for a statute for ever.

This stranger is gare, a kinsman.

 19:11  He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days.

 19:12  He shall purify himself with it on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean.

 19:13  Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any man that is dead, and purifieth not himself, defileth the tabernacle of Yahweh; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.

Leviticus 15:31  Thus shall ye separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness; that they die not in their uncleanness, when they defile My tabernacle that is among them.

 19:14  This is the law, when a man dieth in a tent: all that come into the tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days.

 19:15  And every open vessel, which hath no covering bound upon it, is unclean.   (Lev 11:32)

 19:16  And whosoever toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.

 19:17  And for an unclean person they shall take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel:

 19:18  And a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a grave:

 19:19  And the clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day: and on the seventh day he shall purify himself, and wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at even.

 19:20  But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of Yahweh: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.

 19:21  And it shall be a perpetual statute unto them, that he that sprinkleth the water of separation shall wash his clothes; and he that toucheth the water of separation shall be unclean until even.

Perpetual (H5769), a very long time.

 19:22  And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even.

 

 

Water from the rock

The death of Aaron

Numbers 20:1  Then came the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.

Exodus 17:1  And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of Yahweh, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink.

Jasher 84:24 So the whole congregation came to the wilderness of Sin in the first month of the fortieth year from their departure from Egypt, and the children of Israel dwelt there in Kadesh, of the wilderness of Sin, and Miriam died there and she was buried there.

 20:2  And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

 20:3  And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before Yahweh!

 20:4  And why have you brought up the congregation of Yahweh into this wilderness, that we and our cattle (livestock) should die there?

 20:5  And wherefore have you made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink.

 20:6  And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting), and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of Yahweh appeared unto them.

 20:7  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 20:8  Take the rod, and gather you the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak you unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and you shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so you shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.   (Ex 17:5)

Note 'speak'.

 20:9  And Moses took the rod from before Yahweh, as He commanded him.

 20:10  And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, you rebels (marah- disobedient ones); must we fetch you water out of this rock?

Note the word 'we'. Moses and Aaron, not Yahweh.

 20:11  And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

Note 'smote' and 'twice'.

 20:12  And Yahweh spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because you believed Me not, to sanctify Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

Psalm 106:32-33

32  They angered Him also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes:

33  Because they provoked his spirit, so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips.

 20:13  This is the water of Meribah (striving, contention, provocation); because the children of Israel strove with Yahweh, and He was sanctified in them.

Exodus 17:7  And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted Yahweh, saying, Is Yahweh among us, or not?

Moses and Aaron disobeyed at the rock. Clear instructions to SPEAK to the rock, in the name of Yahweh, thereby giving Him the glory for the water.

 20:14  And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that hath befallen us:

Judges 11:16-17

16  But when Israel came up from Egypt, and walked through the wilderness unto the Red sea, and came to Kadesh;

17  Then Israel sent messengers unto the king of Edom, saying, Let me, I pray thee, pass through thy land: but the king of Edom would not hearken thereto. And in like manner they sent unto the king of Moab: but he would not consent: and Israel abode in Kadesh.

 20:15  How our (fore) fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed (afflicted) us, and our (fore) fathers:

 20:16  And when we cried unto Yahweh, He heard our voice, and sent an angel (messenger), and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border:

 20:17  Let us pass, I pray you, through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king's high way, we will not turn to the right hand (north) nor to the left (south), until we have passed thy borders.

 20:18  And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against you with the sword.

 20:19  And the children of Israel said unto him, We will go by the high way: and if I and my cattle drink of thy water, then I will pay for it: I will only, without doing any thing else, go through on my feet.

 20:20  And he said, Thou shalt not go through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand.

 20:21  Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.

Note: Jacob is Israel. Esau is Edom. Jacob (True Israel) is the Anglo-Saxon races of the world.  

Esau's descendants are Jews. The Jews are not Israel. The Jews are of Cain and Esau. Canaanites and Edomites.

 20:22  And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, journeyed from Kadesh, and came unto mount Hor.

 20:23  And Yahweh spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Edom, saying,

 20:24  Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because you rebelled against My word at the water of Meribah.

 20:25  Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor:

 20:26  And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there.

 20:27  And Moses did as Yahweh commanded: and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.

 20:28  And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount.

Exodus 29:29  And the holy garments of Aaron shall be his sons' after him, to be anointed therein, and to be consecrated in them.

 20:29  And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.

Recalling the matter of the golden calf, Aaron engraved it, after overseeing it's casting (Ex 32:2-4), and when confronted over this by Moses he minimized his role by saying that the calf just “came out of the fire” (Ex 32:22-24). After Aaron's weakness at the rock, it may have been time for a change, as the people were to go into the Promised Land which was to be full of many trials.

 

 

The serpent of bronze

Defeat of Sihon and Og

Numbers 21:1  And when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies; then he fought against Israel, and took some of them prisoners.

Jasher 85:1 And king Arad the Canaanite, who dwelt in the south, heard that the Israelites had come by the way of the spies, and he arranged his forces to fight against the Israelites.

 21:2  And Israel vowed a vow unto Yahweh, and said, If You wilt indeed deliver this people into my (our) hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.

 21:3  And Yahweh hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and he called the name of the place Hormah.

Hormah means devoted to destruction.

 21:4  And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea (Sea of Reeds), to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.

 21:5  And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light (miserable) bread (food).  Manna.

 21:6  And Yahweh sent fiery (poisonous) serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.

Fiery is saraph, meaning poisonous serpent (fiery from the burning effect of the poison).

1Corinthians 10:9  Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.

 21:7  Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against Yahweh, and against thee; pray unto Yahweh, that He take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.

Psalm 78:34  When He slew them, then they sought Him: and they returned and enquired early after God.

 21:8  And Yahweh said unto Moses, Make you a fiery serpent (seraphiym- poisonous serpent), and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.

 21:9  And Moses made a serpent of brass (bronze), and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass (bronze), he lived.

John 3:14  And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:

2Kings 18:4  He (Hezekiah) removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.

This image became a stumbling block because the people worshiped it.

 21:10  And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in Oboth.

 21:11  And they journeyed from Oboth, and pitched at Ijeabarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, toward the sunrising.

Jasher 85:9 And the children of Israel journeyed from Mount Hor and pitched in Oboth, and they journeyed from Oboth and they pitched at Ije-abarim, in the border of Moab.

 21:12  From thence they removed, and pitched in the valley of Zared.

 21:13  From thence they removed, and pitched on the other side of Arnon, which is in the wilderness that cometh out of the coasts of the Amorites: for Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.

Judges 11:18  Then they went along through the wilderness, and compassed the land of Edom, and the land of Moab, and came by the east side of the land of Moab, and pitched on the other side of Arnon, but came not within the border of Moab: for Arnon was the border of Moab.

 21:14  Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars of Yahweh, What He did in the Red sea (Sea of Reeds), and in the brooks of Arnon,

 21:15  And at the stream of the brooks that goeth down to the dwelling of Ar, and lieth upon the border of Moab.

 21:16  And from thence they went to Beer: that is the well whereof Yahweh spake unto Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water.

 21:17  Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing you unto it:

Psalm 105:2  Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him: talk ye of all His wondrous works.

Psalm 106:12  Then believed they His words; they sang His praise.

 21:18  The princes digged the well, the nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of the lawgiver, with their staves. And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah:

 21:19  And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: and from Nahaliel to Bamoth:

 21:20  And from Bamoth in the valley, that is in the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looketh toward Jeshimon.

 21:21  And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,

 21:22  Let me pass through thy land: we will not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; we will not drink of the waters of the well: but we will go along by the king's high way, until we be past thy borders.   (Deut 2:26-27)

 21:23  And Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass through his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel into the wilderness: and he came to Jahaz, and fought against Israel.

 21:24  And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from Arnon unto Jabbok, even unto the children of Ammon: for the border of the children of Ammon was strong.

Jasher 85:17 And the children of Israel took possession of the land of Sihon from Aram unto Jabuk, unto the children of Ammon, and they took all the spoil of the cities.

 21:25  And Israel took all these cities: and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the villages thereof.

 21:26  For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even unto Arnon.

Moab was conquered by the Amorites, then the land was taken by Israel, and was then occupied by the children of Israel. Ruth was not a Moabite, but an Israelite dwelling in Moab.

 21:27  Wherefore they that speak in proverbs say, Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and prepared:

 21:28  For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon: it hath consumed Ar of Moab, and the lords of the high places of Arnon.

The high places were places of pagan worship.

 21:29  Woe to you, Moab! you art undone (perished, destroyed), O people of Chemosh: he hath given his sons that escaped, and his daughters, into captivity unto Sihon king of the Amorites.   (Jer 48:45-46)

Chemosh, a false god of Moab.

 21:30  We have shot at them; Heshbon is perished even unto Dibon, and we have laid them waste even unto Nophah, which reacheth unto Medeba.   (Jer 48:18,22)

 21:31  Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites.

 21:32  And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and they took the villages thereof, and drove out the Amorites that were there.

 21:33  And they turned and went up by the way of Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan went out against them, he, and all his people, to the battle at Edrei.

Joshua 13:12  All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, which reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants: for these did Moses smite, and cast them out.

 21:34  And Yahweh said unto Moses, Fear him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and you shalt do to him as you didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.

 21:35  So they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was none left him alive: and they possessed his land.

 

 

Balak sends for Balaam

Balaam's ass speaks

Balaam is likely a descendant of Abraham and Ketura (Indo-Aryan). A Shemite.

Numbers 22:1  And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in the plains of Moab on this side Jordan by Jericho.

 22:2  And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.

Balak means waster.

 22:3  And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.

 22:4  And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, Now shall this company lick up all that are round about us, as the ox licketh up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time.

 22:5  He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me:

Jasher 85:44 So Balak the son of Zippor king of Moab sent messengers to Balaam, saying,

 22:6  Come now therefore, I pray you, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land: for I wot that he whom you blessest is blessed, and he whom you cursest is cursed.

Balaam was a devil worshiper, a diviner.

 22:7  And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came unto Balaam, and spake unto him the words of Balak.

A pagan practice, prohibited as sin in Israel, used by false prophets.

 22:8  And he said unto them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, as Yahweh shall speak unto me: and the princes (officials) of Moab abode with Balaam.

 22:9  And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee?

God here is elohiym, as a 'divine being', a messenger of Yahweh. (v22)

Men here is iysh. Non Adamic peoples.

 22:10  And Balaam said unto God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto me, saying,

 22:11  Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth: come now, curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out.

 22:12  And God (elohiym- the messenger) said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; you shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.

 22:13  And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said unto the princes of Balak, Get you into your land: for Yahweh refuseth to give me leave to go with you.

 22:14  And the princes of Moab rose up, and they went unto Balak, and said, Balaam refuseth to come with us.

 22:15  And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they.

 22:16  And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray you, hinder you from coming unto me:

 22:17  For I will promote you unto very great honour, and I will do whatsoever you sayest unto me: come therefore, I pray you, curse me this people.

 22:18  And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of Yahweh my God, to do less or more.

 22:19  Now therefore, I pray you, tarry you also here this night, that I may know what Yahweh will say unto me more.

 22:20  And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the men come to call you, rise up, and go with them; but yet the word which I shall say unto you, that shalt you do.

 22:21  And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab.

Balaam did not wait to be called as instructed.

 22:22  And God's anger was kindled because he went: and the angel (messenger) of Yahweh stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him.

The Hebrew has 'the elohiym', the messenger of Yahweh.

 22:23  And the ass saw the angel (messenger) of Yahweh standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way.

 22:24  But the angel (messenger) of Yahweh stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side.

 22:25  And when the ass saw the angel (messenger) of Yahweh, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote her again.

 22:26  And the angel (messenger) of Yahweh went further (again), and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.

 22:27  And when the ass saw the angel (messenger) of Yahweh, she fell (lay) down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff.

 22:28  And Yahweh opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto you, that you hast smitten me these three times?

 22:29  And Balaam said unto the ass, Because you hast mocked (betrayed) me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee.

 22:30  And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I your ass, upon which you hast ridden ever since I was yours unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay.

 22:31  Then Yahweh opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel (messenger) of Yahweh standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.

 22:32  And the angel (messenger) of Yahweh said unto him, Wherefore hast you smitten your ass these three times? behold, I went out to withstand you, because thy way is perverse (contrary) before me:

2Peter 2:14-15

14  Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:

15  Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor (Beor), who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

 22:33  And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times: unless she had turned from me, surely now also I had slain you, and saved her alive.

 22:34  And Balaam said unto the angel (messenger) of Yahweh, I have sinned; for I knew not that you stoodest in the way against me: now therefore, if it displease you, I will get me back again.

 22:35  And the angel (messenger) of Yahweh said unto Balaam, Go with the men: but only the word that I shall speak unto you, that you shalt speak. So Balaam went with the princes (officials) of Balak.

 22:36  And when Balak heard that Balaam was come, he went out to meet him unto a city of Moab, which is in the border of Arnon, which is in the utmost coast.

 22:37  And Balak said unto Balaam, Did I not earnestly send unto you to call thee? wherefore camest you not unto me? am I not able indeed to promote you to honour?

 22:38  And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, I am come unto thee: have I now any power at all to say any thing? the word that God (the elohiym, messenger) putteth in my mouth, that shall I speak.

 22:39  And Balaam went with Balak, and they came unto Kirjathhuzoth.

 22:40  And Balak offered oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes (officials) that were with him.

 22:41  And it came to pass on the morrow, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal, that thence he might see the utmost part of the people.

 

 

Balaam's parables

Numbers 23:1  And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams.

 23:2  And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a ram.

 23:3  And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by thy burnt offering, and I will go: peradventure Yahweh will come to meet me: and whatsoever He sheweth me I will tell you. And he went to an high place.

 23:4  And God (the elohiym, divine being) met Balaam: and he said unto Him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon every altar a bullock and a ram.

 23:5  And Yahweh put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus you shalt speak.

 23:6  And he returned unto him, and, lo, he stood by his burnt sacrifice, he, and all the princes (officials) of Moab.

 23:7  And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram (Syria), out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel.

 23:8  How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom Yahweh hath not defied?

Isaiah 47:12  Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.

 23:9  For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone (separate), and shall not be reckoned among the nations (non-Israel).  Segregation.

Deuteronomy 33:28  Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.

Exodus 33:16  For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.

 23:10  Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!

 23:11  And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast you done unto me? I took you to curse mine (hated) enemies, and, behold, you hast blessed them altogether.

 23:12  And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which Yahweh hath put in my mouth?

 23:13  And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray you, with me unto another place, from whence you mayest see them: you shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me them from thence.

 23:14  And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.

 23:15  And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt offering, while I meet Yahweh yonder.

 23:16  And Yahweh met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again unto Balak, and say thus.

The messenger of Yahweh met Balaam.

 23:17  And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto him, What hath Yahweh spoken?

 23:18  And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, you son of Zippor:

 23:19  God is not a man (iysh), that He should lie; neither the son of man (Adam), that He should repent (change His mind): hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?

 23:20  Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and He hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.

 23:21  He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath He seen perverseness in Israel: Yahweh his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them.

Romans 4:7-8

7  Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

8  Blessed is the man to whom the Prince will not impute sin.

Psalm 89:15  Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Yahweh, in the light of thy countenance.

 23:22  God brought them out of Egypt; He hath as it were the strength of an unicorn (wild ox).

 23:23  Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought!

Psalm 31:19  Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men! Adam

44:1  We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.

 23:24  Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.

Genesis 49:9  Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

 23:25  And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.

 23:26  But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I you, saying, All that Yahweh speaketh, that I must do?

 23:27  And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, I pray you, I will bring you unto another place; peradventure it will please God that you mayest curse me them from thence.

 23:28  And Balak brought Balaam unto the top of Peor, that looketh toward Jeshimon.

 23:29  And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.

 23:30  And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.

All this sacrificing by Balak is a waste of time. He is a Baal worshiper, and the sacrifices took place at Baal worship sites. Yahweh is using Balaam to mock Balak, which he is too blind to see.

 

Balaam's parables continue

Numbers 24:1  And when Balaam saw that it pleased Yahweh to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.

 24:2  And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in his tents according to their tribes; and the spirit of God came upon him.

 24:3  And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:

 24:4  He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:

 24:5  How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!

 24:6  As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which Yahweh hath planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.

Psalm 1:3  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Jeremiah 17:8  For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

 24:7  He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.

Agag is the ancestor of Haman from the book of Esther.

 24:8  God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn (wild ox): he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows.

 24:9  He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth you, and cursed is he that curseth thee.

Genesis 49:9  Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

Genesis 12:3  And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

 24:10  And Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and he smote his hands together: and Balak said unto Balaam, I called you to curse mine (hated) enemies, and, behold, you hast altogether blessed them these three times.

 24:11  Therefore now flee you to thy place: I thought to promote you unto great honour; but, lo, Yahweh hath kept you back from (my- Balak's) honour.

 24:12  And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not also to thy messengers which you sentest unto me, saying,

 24:13  If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of Yahweh, to do either good or bad of mine own mind; but what Yahweh saith, that will I speak?

 24:14  And now, behold, I go unto my people: come therefore, and I will advertise you what this people shall do to thy people in the latter days.

 24:15  And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:

 24:16  He hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the most High, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:

 24:17  I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.

Sheth (H8352) is a scribal error for Cheth (H2845), an aboriginal Canaanite:-Heth.

Heth was the father of the Hittites, and Esau married daughters of the line of Cheth.

Revelation 1:7  Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen.

 24:18  And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his (hated) enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly.

The error in verse 17 is confirmed here in verse 18 because Esau married into the Hittites.

 24:19  Out of Jacob shall come He that shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the city.

Genesis 49:10  The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto Him shall the gathering of the people be.

 24:20  And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he perish for ever.

Perish (H8 Obed) is destroyed. Used only here in verse 20 and 24.

Note: The fate of the Edomite Jews is also told in Obadiah.

 24:21  And he looked on the Kenites (seed of Cain), and took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwellingplace, and you puttest thy nest in a rock.

 24:22  Nevertheless the Kenite (sons of Cain) shall be wasted (consumed), until Asshur (Assyrians) shall carry you away captive.

 24:23  And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God doeth this!

 24:24  And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur (Assyrians), and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever.

Eber was the son of Shelah, by Judah with the Canaanite woman. A non-Israelite.

 24:25  And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place: and Balak also went his way.

Jasher 85:50 And when Balak saw that Balaam would not accede to his wish, he rose up and went home, and Balaam also returned to his land and he went from there to Midian.

 

 

Israel's idolatry in Shittim

Numbers 25:1  And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom (fornicate, race mix) with the daughters of Moab.   (Jasher 85:52)

Jasher 85:53-60

53 And the children of Israel approached Moab, and the children of Moab pitched their tents opposite to the camp of the children of Israel.

54 And the children of Moab were afraid of the children of Israel, and the children of Moab took all their daughters and their wives of beautiful aspect and comely appearance, and dressed them in gold and silver and costly garments.

55 And the children of Moab seated those women at the door of their tents, in order that the children of Israel might see them and turn to them, and not fight against Moab.

56 And all the children of Moab did this thing to the children of Israel, and every man placed his wife and daughter at the door of his tent, and all the children of Israel saw the act of the children of Moab, and the children of Israel turned to the daughters of Moab and coveted them, and they went to them.

57 And it came to pass that when a Hebrew came to the door of the tent of Moab, and saw a daughter of Moab and desired her in his heart, and spoke with her at the door of the tent that which he desired, whilst they were speaking together the men of the tent would come out and speak to the Hebrew like unto these words:

58 Surely you know that we are brethren, we are all the descendants of Lot and the descendants of Abraham his brother, wherefore then will you not remain with us, and wherefore will you not eat our bread and our sacrifice?

59 And when the children of Moab had thus overwhelmed him with their speeches, and enticed him by their flattering words, they seated him in the tent and cooked and sacrificed for him, and he ate of their sacrifice and of their bread.

60 They then gave him wine and he drank and became intoxicated, and they placed before him a beautiful damsel, and he did with her as he liked, for he knew not what he was doing, as he had drunk plentifully of wine.

 25:2  And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat (have sex), and bowed down to their gods.

Joshua 22:17  Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us, from which we are not cleansed until this day, although there was a plague in the congregation of Yahweh,

Hosea 9:10  I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time: but they went to Baalpeor, and separated themselves unto that shame; and their abominations were according as they loved.

Exodus 34:15  Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;

Acts 15:29  That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication (race mixing): from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

 25:3  And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of Yahweh was kindled against Israel.

Psalm 106:29  Thus they provoked Him to anger with their inventions: and the plague brake in upon them.

 25:4  And Yahweh said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up (execute them) before Yahweh against the sun, that the fierce anger of Yahweh may be turned away from Israel.

Deuteronomy 4:3  Your eyes have seen what Yahweh did because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor, Yahweh thy God hath destroyed them from among you.

 25:5  And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay you every one his men that were joined unto Baalpeor.

 25:6  And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting).

 25:7  And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand;

 25:8  And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel.

Psalm 106:30  Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague was stayed.   (Jasher 85:63)

 25:9  And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.

Deuteronomy 4:3  Your eyes have seen what Yahweh did because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor, Yahweh thy God hath destroyed them from among you.

1Corinthians 10:8  Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

 25:10  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 25:11  Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned My wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for My sake among them, that I consumed not (put an end to) the children of Israel in My jealousy.

Jealousy (H7068) has two meanings, zeal and jealousy.

 25:12  Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him My covenant of peace:

Malachi 2:4-5

4  And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that My covenant might be with Levi, saith Yahweh of hosts.

5  My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared Me, and was afraid before My name.

 25:13  And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement (propitiation) for the children of Israel.

 25:14  Now the name of the Israelite that was slain, even that was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a chief house among the Simeonites.

 25:15  And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he was head over a people, and of a chief house in Midian.

 25:16  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 25:17  Vex the Midianites, and smite them:

 25:18  For they vex you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian, their sister, which was slain in the day of the plague for Peor's sake.

Moab is not yet destroyed here, and is working their evil. Moab was Lot's son by incest (Gen 19:30-38) and was a cursed seed, they were also a mixed seed at this time (with the Canaanites). Moab worshiped Baal, and in verse 3, Israel joined in that abomination. Orgies were a part of that worship, and in verse 2, the word “eat” is Hebrew 'akal', meaning to physically eat (food), but also to lie with sexually. Yahweh forbids race mixing.

 

 

Israel's second census

Numbers 26:1  And it came to pass after the plague, that Yahweh spake unto Moses and unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying,

Jasher 86:1 At that time after the pestilence, Yahweh said to Moses, and to Elazer the son of Aaron the priest, saying,

 26:2  Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, from twenty years old and upward, throughout their (fore) fathers' house, all that are able to go to war in Israel.

 26:3  And Moses and Eleazar the priest spake with them in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,

 26:4  Take the sum of the people, from twenty years old and upward; as Yahweh commanded Moses and the children of Israel, which went forth out of the land of Egypt.

 26:5  Reuben, the eldest son of Israel: the children of Reuben; Hanoch, of whom cometh the family of the Hanochites: of Pallu, the family of the Palluites:

 26:6  Of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of Carmi, the family of the Carmites.

 26:7  These are the families of the Reubenites: and they that were numbered (mustered) of them were forty and three thousand and seven hundred and thirty.   (43,730)

 26:8  And the sons of Pallu; Eliab.

 26:9  And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. This is that Dathan and Abiram, which were famous in the congregation, who strove against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they strove against Yahweh:

 26:10  And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they became a sign.

 26:11  Notwithstanding the children of Korah died not.

Some of the children of Korah that did not participate in the uprising did not die with them.

 26:12  The sons of Simeon after their families: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites: of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites: of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites:

 26:13  Of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites: of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.

 26:14  These are the families of the Simeonites, twenty and two thousand and two hundred.   (22,200)

 26:15  The children of Gad after their families: of Zephon, the family of the Zephonites: of Haggi, the family of the Haggites: of Shuni, the family of the Shunites:

 26:16  Of Ozni, the family of the Oznites: of Eri, the family of the Erites:

 26:17  Of Arod, the family of the Arodites: of Areli, the family of the Arelites.

 26:18  These are the families of the children of Gad according to those that were numbered (mustered) of them, forty thousand and five hundred.   (40,500)

 26:19  The sons of Judah were Er and Onan: and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.

Genesis 38:2  And Judah saw there a daughter of a certain Canaanite, whose name was Shuah; and he took her, and went in unto her.

 26:20  And the sons of Judah after their families were; of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites: of Pharez, the family of the Pharzites: of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites.

 26:21  And the sons of Pharez were; of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites.

 26:22  These are the families of Judah according to those that were numbered (mustered) of them, threescore and sixteen thousand and five hundred.   (76,500)

 26:23  Of the sons of Issachar after their families: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites: of Pua, the family of the Punites:

 26:24  Of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites: of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites.

 26:25  These are the families of Issachar according to those that were numbered (mustered) of them, threescore and four thousand and three hundred.   (64,300)

 26:26  Of the sons of Zebulun after their families: of Sered, the family of the Sardites: of Elon, the family of the Elonites: of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites.

 26:27  These are the families of the Zebulunites according to those that were numbered (mustered) of them, threescore thousand and five hundred.   (60,500)

 26:28  The sons of Joseph after their families were Manasseh and Ephraim.

Genesis 46:20  And unto Joseph in the land of Egypt were born Manasseh and Ephraim, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.

 26:29  Of the sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites: and Machir begat Gilead: of Gilead come the family of the Gileadites.

 26:30  These are the sons of Gilead: of Jeezer, the family of the Jeezerites: of Helek, the family of the Helekites:

 26:31  And of Asriel, the family of the Asrielites: and of Shechem, the family of the Shechemites:

 26:32  And of Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites: and of Hepher, the family of the Hepherites.

 26:33  And Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters: and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.

 26:34  These are the families of Manasseh, and those that were numbered (mustered) of them, fifty and two thousand and seven hundred.   (52,700)

 26:35  These are the sons of Ephraim after their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthalhites: of Becher, the family of the Bachrites: of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites.

 26:36  And these are the sons of Shuthelah: of Eran, the family of the Eranites.

 26:37  These are the families of the sons of Ephraim according to those that were numbered (mustered) of them, thirty and two thousand and five hundred. These are the sons of Joseph after their families.   (32,500)

 26:38  The sons of Benjamin after their families: of Bela, the family of the Belaites: of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites: of Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites:

 26:39  Of Shupham, the family of the Shuphamites: of Hupham, the family of the Huphamites.

 26:40  And the sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman: of Ard, the family of the Ardites: and of Naaman, the family of the Naamites.

 26:41  These are the sons of Benjamin after their families: and they that were numbered (mustered) of them were forty and five thousand and six hundred.   (45,600)

 26:42  These are the sons of Dan after their families: of Shuham, the family of the Shuhamites. These are the families of Dan after their families.

 26:43  All the families of the Shuhamites, according to those that were numbered (mustered) of them, were threescore and four thousand and four hundred.   (64,400)

 26:44  Of the children of Asher after their families: of Jimna, the family of the Jimnites: of Jesui, the family of the Jesuites: of Beriah, the family of the Beriites.

 26:45  Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the family of the Heberites: of Malchiel, the family of the Malchielites.

 26:46  And the name of the daughter of Asher was Sarah.

 26:47  These are the families of the sons of Asher according to those that were numbered (mustered) of them; who were fifty and three thousand and four hundred.   (53,400)

 26:48  Of the sons of Naphtali after their families: of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeelites: of Guni, the family of the Gunites:

 26:49  Of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites: of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites.

 26:50  These are the families of Naphtali according to their families: and they that were numbered (mustered) of them were forty and five thousand and four hundred.   (45,400)

 26:51  These were the numbered (mustered) of the children of Israel, six hundred thousand and a thousand seven hundred and thirty.   (601,730)

 26:52  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 26:53  Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names.

 26:54  To many you shalt give the more inheritance, and to few you shalt give the less inheritance: to every one shall his inheritance be given according to those that were numbered (mustered) of him.

 26:55  Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their (fore) fathers they shall inherit.

 26:56  According to the lot shall the possession thereof be divided between many and few.

 26:57  And these are they that were numbered (mustered) of the Levites after their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites: of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites: of Merari, the family of the Merarites.

 26:58  These are the families of the Levites: the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the Korathites. And Kohath begat Amram.

 26:59  And the name of Amram's wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, whom her mother bare to Levi in Egypt: and she bare unto Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister.

 26:60  And unto Aaron was born Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

 26:61  And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before Yahweh.

Leviticus 10:1-2

1  And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before Yahweh, which He commanded them not.

2  And there went out fire from Yahweh, and devoured them, and they died before Yahweh.

 26:62  And those that were numbered (mustered) of them were twenty and three thousand, all males from a month old and upward: for they were not numbered (mustered) among the children of Israel, because there was no inheritance given them among the children of Israel.

 26:63  These are they that were numbered (mustered) by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered (mustered) the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho.

 26:64  But among these there was not a man of them whom Moses and Aaron the priest numbered (mustered), when they numbered (mustered) the children of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai.

 26:65  For Yahweh had said of them, They shall surely die in the wilderness. And there was not left a man of them, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.

 

 

Joshua to succeed Moses

Numbers 27:1  Then came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these are the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.

 27:2  And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting), saying,

 27:3  Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against Yahweh in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no sons.

 27:4  Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family, because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.

 27:5  And Moses brought their cause before Yahweh.

 27:6  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 27:7  The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: you shalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father's brethren; and you shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them.

 27:8  And you shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then you shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter.

 27:9  And if he have no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance unto his brethren.

 27:10  And if he have no brethren, then you shall give his inheritance unto his father's brethren.

 27:11  And if his father have no brethren, then you shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto the children of Israel a statute of judgment, as Yahweh commanded Moses.

 27:12  And Yahweh said unto Moses, Get you up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel.  (Deut 3:23-27, 32:48-52)

 27:13  And when you hast seen it, you also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered.

 27:14  For you rebelled against My commandment in the desert (wilderness) of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify Me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.

 27:15  And Moses spake unto Yahweh, saying,

 27:16  Let Yahweh, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,

 27:17  Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of Yahweh be not as sheep which have no shepherd.

Moses loved his people.

 27:18  And Yahweh said unto Moses, Take you Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay your hand upon him;

 27:19  And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight.

 27:20  And you shalt put some of your honour (majesty) upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient.

 27:21  And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before Yahweh: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.

 27:22  And Moses did as Yahweh commanded him: and he took Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation:

 27:23  And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as Yahweh commanded by the hand of Moses.

 

 

The daily burnt offering

Feast of unleavened bread

Numbers 28:1  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 28:2  Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, My offering, and My bread for My sacrifices made by fire, for a sweet savour (odor) unto Me, shall you observe to offer unto Me in their due season.

Leviticus 3:11  And the priest shall burn it upon the altar: it is the food of the offering made by fire unto Yahweh.

 28:3  And you shalt say unto them, This is the offering made by fire which you shall offer unto Yahweh; two lambs of the first year without spot day by day, for a continual burnt offering.

 28:4  The one lamb shalt you offer in the morning, and the other lamb shalt you offer at even;

 28:5  And a tenth part of an ephah of flour for a meat offering, mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil.

 28:6  It is a continual burnt offering, which was ordained in mount Sinai for a sweet savour (odor), a sacrifice made by fire unto Yahweh.

 28:7  And the drink offering thereof shall be the fourth part of an hin for the one lamb: in the holy place shalt you cause the strong wine to be poured unto Yahweh for a drink offering.

 28:8  And the other lamb shalt you offer at even: as the meat (grain) offering of the morning, and as the drink offering thereof, you shalt offer it, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour (odor) unto Yahweh.

 28:9  And on the sabbath day two lambs of the first year without spot, and two tenth deals of flour for a meat (grain) offering, mingled with oil, and the drink offering thereof:

 28:10  This is the burnt offering of every sabbath, beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering.

 28:11  And in the beginnings of your months you shall offer a burnt offering unto Yahweh; two young bullocks, and one ram, seven lambs of the first year without spot;

 28:12  And three tenth deals of flour for a meat (grain) offering, mingled with oil, for one bullock; and two tenth deals of flour for a meat (grain) offering, mingled with oil, for one ram;

 28:13  And a several tenth deal of flour mingled with oil for a meat (grain) offering unto one lamb; for a burnt offering of a sweet savour (odor), a sacrifice made by fire unto Yahweh.

 28:14  And their drink offerings shall be half an hin of wine unto a bullock, and the third part of an hin unto a ram, and a fourth part of an hin unto a lamb: this is the burnt offering of every month throughout the months of the year.

 28:15  And one kid of the goats for a sin offering unto Yahweh shall be offered, beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering.

 28:16  And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the passover of Yahweh.

 28:17  And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.

 28:18  In the first day shall be an holy convocation (high sabbath); you shall do no manner of servile work therein:

 28:19  But you shall offer a sacrifice made by fire for a burnt offering unto Yahweh; two young bullocks, and one ram, and seven lambs of the first year: they shall be unto you without blemish:

 28:20  And their meat (grain) offering shall be of flour mingled with oil: three tenth deals shall you offer for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a ram;

 28:21  A several tenth deal shalt you offer for every lamb, throughout the seven lambs:

 28:22  And one goat for a sin offering, to make an atonement (propitiation) for you.

We do not do these things anymore because Christ fulfilled them. The priesthood expired and Christ is now our High Priest and mediator. We must now make spiritual sacrifices, which is done by obedience and allegiance.

 28:23  Ye shall offer these beside the burnt offering in the morning, which is for a continual burnt offering.

 28:24  After this manner you shall offer daily, throughout the seven days, the meat of the sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour (odor) unto Yahweh: it shall be offered beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering.

 28:25  And on the seventh day you shall have an holy convocation (high sabbath); you shall do no servile work.

 28:26  Also in the day of the firstfruits, when you bring a new meat (grain) offering unto Yahweh, after your weeks (feast) be out, you shall have an holy convocation (high sabbath); you shall do no servile work:

 28:27  But you shall offer the burnt offering for a sweet savour (odor) unto Yahweh; two young bullocks, one ram, seven lambs of the first year;

 28:28  And their meat (grain) offering of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals unto one bullock, two tenth deals unto one ram,

 28:29  A several tenth deal unto one lamb, throughout the seven lambs;

 28:30  And one kid of the goats, to make an atonement (propitiation) for you.

 28:31  Ye shall offer them beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat (grain) offering, (they shall be unto you without blemish) and their drink offerings.

 

Feast of the trumpets

Feast of tabernacles

Numbers 29:1  And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have an holy convocation (high sabbath); you shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you.

The Hebrew has a crying of trumpets, as in a cry of joy.

 29:2  And you shall offer a burnt offering for a sweet savour (odor) unto Yahweh; one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first year without blemish:

 29:3  And their meat (grain) offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a ram,

 29:4  And one tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs:

 29:5  And one kid of the goats for a sin offering, to make an atonement (propitiation) for you:

 29:6  Beside the burnt offering of the month, and his meat (grain) offering, and the daily burnt offering, and his meat (grain) offering, and their drink offerings, according unto their manner, for a sweet savour (odor), a sacrifice made by fire unto Yahweh.

 29:7  And you shall have on the tenth day of this seventh month an holy convocation; and you shall afflict your souls (by fasting): you shall not do any work therein:

 29:8  But you shall offer a burnt offering unto Yahweh for a sweet savour (odor); one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first year; they shall be unto you without blemish:

 29:9  And their meat (grain) offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals to a bullock, and two tenth deals to one ram,

 29:10  A several tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs:

 29:11  One kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the sin offering of atonement (propitiation), and the continual burnt offering, and the meat (grain) offering of it, and their drink offerings.

 29:12  And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have an holy convocation; you shall do no servile work, and you shall keep a feast unto Yahweh seven days:   (Lev 23:34  Deut 16:13-15)

 29:13  And you shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour (odor) unto Yahweh; thirteen young bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year; they shall be without blemish:

 29:14  And their meat (grain) offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals unto every bullock of the thirteen bullocks, two tenth deals to each ram of the two rams,

 29:15  And a several tenth deal to each lamb of the fourteen lambs:

 29:16  And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat (grain) offering, and his drink offering.

 29:17  And on the second day you shall offer twelve young bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without spot:

 29:18  And their meat (grain) offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner (instructions):

 29:19  And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and the meat (grain) offering thereof, and their drink offerings.

 29:20  And on the third day eleven bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish;

 29:21  And their meat (grain) offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner (instructions):

 29:22  And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat (grain) offering, and his drink offering.

 29:23  And on the fourth day ten bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish:

 29:24  Their meat (grain) offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner (instructions):

 29:25  And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat (grain) offering, and his drink offering.

 29:26  And on the fifth day nine bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without spot:

 29:27  And their meat (grain) offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner (instructions):

 29:28  And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat (grain) offering, and his drink offering.

 29:29  And on the sixth day eight bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish:

 29:30  And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner (instructions):

 29:31  And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat (grain) offering, and his drink offering.

 29:32  And on the seventh day seven bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish:

 29:33  And their meat (grain) offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner (instructions):

 29:34  And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat (grain) offering, and his drink offering.

 29:35  On the eighth day you shall have a solemn assembly (high sabbath): you shall do no servile work therein:

 29:36  But you shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour (odor) unto Yahweh: one bullock, one ram, seven lambs of the first year without blemish:

 29:37  Their meat (grain) offering and their drink offerings for the bullock, for the ram, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner (instructions):

 29:38  And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat (grain) offering, and his drink offering.

 29:39  These things you shall do unto Yahweh in your set feasts (appointed times), beside your vows, and your freewill offerings, for your burnt offerings, and for your meat (grain) offerings, and for your drink offerings, and for your peace offerings.

 29:40  And Moses told the children of Israel according to all that Yahweh commanded Moses.

The festival of booths. We are to live in a tent for eight days. The first and eighth days are high sabbaths. This year (2016) the feast starts October 2 (sundown) through 10th. It is a celebration of tabernacles. This follows the day of propitiation (atonement)(fasting) which occurred September 28th. This feast is a celebration and reminder of our history, and to worship Yahweh and read, study, and dedicate the week to living in The Way.

 

 

The laws about vows

Numbers 30:1  And Moses spake unto the heads of the tribes concerning the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which Yahweh hath commanded.

 30:2  If a man vow a vow unto Yahweh, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

Matthew 5:33-35

33  Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto Yahweh thine oaths:

34  But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:

35  Nor by the earth; for it is His footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.

 30:3  If a woman also vow a vow unto Yahweh, and bind herself by a bond, being in her father's house in her youth;

 30:4  And her father hear her vow, and her bond wherewith she hath bound her soul, and her father shall hold his peace at her (if he keeps silent): then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she hath bound her soul shall stand.

 30:5  But if her father disallow (forbids) her in the day that he heareth; not any of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand: and Yahweh shall forgive her, because her father disallowed (forbid) her.

 30:6  And if she had at all an husband, when she vowed, or uttered ought out of her lips, wherewith she bound her soul;

 30:7  And her husband heard it, and held his peace at her (kept silent) in the day that he heard it: then her vows shall stand, and her bonds wherewith she bound her soul shall stand.

 30:8  But if her husband disallowed her on the day that he heard it; then he shall make her vow which she vowed, and that which she uttered with her lips, wherewith she bound her soul, of none effect: and Yahweh shall forgive her.

 30:9  But every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced, wherewith they have bound their souls, shall stand against her.

 30:10  And if she vowed in her husband's house, or bound her soul by a bond with an oath;

 30:11  And her husband heard it, and held his peace at her (kept silent), and disallowed (forbid) her not: then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she bound her soul shall stand.

 30:12  But if her husband hath utterly made them void on the day he heard them; then whatsoever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand: her husband hath made them void; and Yahweh shall forgive her.

 30:13  Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void.

 30:14  But if her husband altogether hold his peace at her from day to day; then he establisheth all her vows, or all her bonds, which are upon her: he confirmeth them, because he held his peace at her (he kept silent) in the day that he heard them.

 30:15  But if he shall any ways make them void after that he hath heard them; then he shall bear her iniquity.

 30:16  These are the statutes, which Yahweh commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, between the father and his daughter, being yet in her youth in her father's house.

 

 

Killing of the Midianites

Division of the prey

Numbers 31:1  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 31:2  Avenge the children of Israel of (upon) the Midianites: afterward shalt you be gathered unto thy people.

Jasher 86:6 And it was after this that Yahweh said to Moses, Say unto the children of Israel to avenge upon Midian the cause of their brethren the children of Israel.

 31:3  And Moses spake unto the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves unto the war, and let them go against the Midianites, and avenge Yahweh of Midian.

 31:4  Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall you send to the war.

 31:5  So there were delivered out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand of every tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.

 31:6  And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand of every tribe, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the holy instruments, and the trumpets to blow in his hand.

 31:7  And they warred against the Midianites, as Yahweh commanded Moses; and they slew all the males.

 31:8  And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them that were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.   (Josh 13:21-22)

Hang out with the wrong crowd, you get dealt with as part of the crowd.

 31:9  And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captives, and their little ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods.

 31:10  And they burnt all their cities wherein they dwelt, and all their goodly castles, with fire.

 31:11  And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of men (Adam) and of beasts.

Men here is awdawm. These would be kinsmen, but unrighteous kinsmen. Pagans.

 31:12  And they brought the captives, and the prey, and the spoil, unto Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and unto the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by Jordan near Jericho.

 31:13  And Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and all the princes of the congregation, went forth to meet them without the camp.

 31:14  And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from the battle.

 31:15  And Moses said unto them, Have you saved all the women alive?

 31:16  Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against Yahweh in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of Yahweh.

 31:17  Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.

 31:18  But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

These were Adamic females that became pagan. (31:11)

 31:19  And do you abide without the camp seven days: whosoever hath killed any person, and whosoever hath touched any slain, purify both yourselves and your captives on the third day, and on the seventh day.

 31:20  And purify all your raiment, and all that is made of skins, and all work of goats' hair, and all things made of wood.

They were ceremonially unclean because of the bloodshed.

Even in a righteous war, Yahweh's laws and instructions do not change.

 31:21  And Eleazar the priest said unto the men of war which went to the battle, This is the ordinance of the law which Yahweh commanded Moses;

 31:22  Only the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead,

 31:23  Every thing that may abide the fire, you shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean: nevertheless it shall be purified with the water of separation (impurity): and all that abideth not the fire you shall make go through the water.

The spoils of war had to be cleansed as well.

 31:24  And you shall wash your clothes on the seventh day, and you shall be clean, and afterward you shall come into the camp.

The army had to purify themselves for seven days before they could come back into the camp.

 31:25  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 31:26  Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of beast, thou, and Eleazar the priest, and the chief fathers of the congregation:

 31:27  And divide the prey into two parts; between them that took the war upon them, who went out to battle (the military), and between all the congregation:

 31:28  And levy a tribute unto Yahweh of the men of war which went out to battle (the military): one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, and of the sheep:

 31:29  Take it of their half, and give it unto Eleazar the priest, for an heave offering of Yahweh.

 31:30  And of the children of Israel's half, you shalt take one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the beeves (oxen), of the asses, and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts, and give them unto the Levites, which keep the charge (duty) of the tabernacle of Yahweh.

Persons is awdawm, an Adamite.

 31:31  And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as Yahweh commanded Moses.

 31:32  And the booty, being the rest of the prey which the men of war (military service) had caught, was six hundred thousand and seventy thousand and five thousand sheep,

 31:33  And threescore and twelve thousand beeves,

 31:34  And threescore and one thousand asses,

 31:35  And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women that had not known man by lying with him.

Again, persons is awdawm (H120), Adamites. Young Adamic virgins. Undefiled.

 31:36  And the half, which was the portion of them that went out to war, was in number three hundred thousand and seven and thirty thousand and five hundred sheep:

 31:37  And Yahweh's tribute of the sheep was six hundred and threescore and fifteen.

 31:38  And the beeves were thirty and six thousand; of which Yahweh's tribute was threescore and twelve.

 31:39  And the asses were thirty thousand and five hundred; of which Yahweh's tribute was threescore and one.

 31:40  And the persons were sixteen thousand; of which Yahweh's tribute was thirty and two persons.

 31:41  And Moses gave the tribute, which was Yahweh's heave offering, unto Eleazar the priest, as Yahweh commanded Moses.

 31:42  And of the children of Israel's half, which Moses divided from the men that warred,

 31:43  (Now the half that pertained unto the congregation was three hundred thousand and thirty thousand and seven thousand and five hundred sheep,

 31:44  And thirty and six thousand beeves,

 31:45  And thirty thousand asses and five hundred,

 31:46  And sixteen thousand persons;)

 31:47  Even of the children of Israel's half, Moses took one portion of fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them unto the Levites, which kept the charge of the tabernacle of Yahweh; as Yahweh commanded Moses.

 31:48  And the officers which were over thousands of the host, the captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, came near unto Moses:

 31:49  And they said unto Moses, Thy servants have taken the sum of the men of war which are under our charge, and there lacketh (mustered) not one man of us.

 31:50  We have therefore brought an oblation for Yahweh, what every man hath gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and tablets, to make an atonement (propitiation) for our souls before Yahweh.

 31:51  And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of them, even all wrought jewels.

 31:52  And all the gold of the offering that they offered up to Yahweh, of the captains of thousands, and of the captains of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels.

 31:53  (For the men of war (military service) had taken spoil, every man for himself.)

 31:54  And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting), for a memorial for the children of Israel before Yahweh.

Exodus 30:16  And thou shalt take the atonement money of the children of Israel, and shalt appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation (tent of meeting); that it may be a memorial unto the children of Israel before Yahweh, to make an atonement for your souls.

The people of Midian were of the descendants of Adam. In Genesis 25:2 we see that Midian was the son of Abraham by Keturah. Keturah was a concubine, not the first wife. There was no inheritance for a son of a concubine. Isaac gets the inheritance.

The Midianites were never in bondage in Egypt, and were not of the covenant people (Israel), even though they were of Adamic seedline at that time. They had picked up some customs of the Canaanites, and some of their religious practices. These practices put them in conflict with the Yahweh worshiping Israelites. And the Midianites had mixed a bit with the locals, so there were some mixed blood among them.

The virgins among the young Midianite women were spared because they were kin to Israel.

 

 

Tribes to possess Gilead

Numbers 32:1  Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle (livestock): and when they saw the land of Jazer, and the land of Gilead, that, behold, the place was a place for cattle (livestock);

 32:2  The children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spake unto Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and unto the princes of the congregation, saying,

 32:3  Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Shebam, and Nebo, and Beon,

 32:4  Even the country which Yahweh smote before the congregation of Israel, is a land for cattle (livestock), and thy servants have cattle (livestock):

 32:5  Wherefore, said they, if we have found grace in thy sight, let this land be given unto thy servants for a possession, and bring us not over Jordan.

 32:6  And Moses said unto the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall you sit here?

 32:7  And wherefore discourage you the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which Yahweh hath given them?

 32:8  Thus did your fathers, when I sent them from Kadeshbarnea to see the land.

 32:9  For when they went up unto the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land which Yahweh had given them.

Deuteronomy 1:28  Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.

 32:10  And Yahweh's anger was kindled the same time, and He sware, saying,

 32:11  Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly followed Me:

 32:12  Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite, and Joshua the son of Nun: for they have wholly followed Yahweh.

 32:13  And Yahweh's anger was kindled against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of Yahweh, was consumed.

 32:14  And, behold, you are risen up in your (fore) fathers' stead, an increase of sinful men, to augment (add to) yet the fierce anger of Yahweh toward Israel.

 32:15  For if you turn away from after Him, He will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and you shall destroy all this people.

 32:16  And they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:

 32:17  But we ourselves will go ready armed before the children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities because of the inhabitants of the land.

 32:18  We will not return unto our houses, until the children of Israel have inherited every man his inheritance.

 32:19  For we will not inherit with them on yonder side Jordan, or forward; because our inheritance is fallen to us on this side Jordan eastward.

 32:20  And Moses said unto them, If you will do this thing, if you will go armed before Yahweh to war,

Joshua 1:14  Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, shall remain in the land which Moses gave you on this side Jordan; but ye shall pass before your brethren armed, all the mighty men of valour, and help them;

 32:21  And will go all of you armed over Jordan before Yahweh, until He hath driven out His (hated) enemies from before Him,

 32:22  And the land be subdued before Yahweh: then afterward you shall return, and be guiltless before Yahweh, and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession before Yahweh.

 32:23  But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against Yahweh: and be sure your sin will find you out.

Sinned here is 'to miss the mark of duty and responsibility'.

 32:24  Build you cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and do that which hath proceeded out of your mouth.

 32:25  And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spake unto Moses, saying, Thy servants will do as my lord commandeth.

 32:26  Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle, shall be there in the cities of Gilead:

 32:27  But thy servants will pass over, every man armed for war (military service), before Yahweh to battle, as my lord saith.

 32:28  So concerning them Moses commanded Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel:   (Josh 1:12-15)

 32:29  And Moses said unto them, If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben will pass with you over Jordan, every man armed to battle, before Yahweh, and the land shall be subdued before you; then you shall give them the land of Gilead for a possession:

 32:30  But if they will not pass over with you armed, they shall have possessions among you in the land of Canaan.

 32:31  And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As Yahweh hath said unto thy servants, so will we do.

 32:32  We will pass over armed before Yahweh into the land of Canaan, that the possession of our inheritance on this side Jordan may be ours.

 32:33  And Moses gave unto them, even to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and unto half the tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land, with the cities thereof in the coasts, even the cities of the country round about.

 32:34  And the children of Gad built (rebuilt) Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,

 32:35  And Atroth, Shophan, and Jaazer, and Jogbehah,

 32:36  And Bethnimrah, and Bethharan, fenced cities: and folds for sheep.

 32:37  And the children of Reuben built (rebuilt) Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Kirjathaim,

 32:38  And Nebo, and Baalmeon, (their names being changed,) and Shibmah: and gave other names unto the cities which they builded (rebuilt).

 32:39  And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead, and took it, and dispossessed the Amorite which was in it.

 32:40  And Moses gave Gilead unto Machir the son of Manasseh; and he dwelt therein.

 32:41  And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the small towns thereof, and called them Havothjair.

 32:42  And Nobah went and took Kenath, and the villages thereof, and called it Nobah, after his own name.

The tribes of Gad, Reuben and half of Manasseh wished to settle on the west side of the Jordan before the land of Canaan. Moses agreed only if the fighting men would go over with the rest of Israel and help secure the Promised Land.

 

 

From Egypt to Canaan

This is like a flashback.

Numbers 33:1  These are the journeys of the children of Israel, which went forth out of the land of Egypt with their armies (hosts) under the hand of Moses and Aaron.

 33:2  And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of Yahweh: and these are their journeys according to their goings out.

 33:3  And they departed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the morrow after the passover the children of Israel went out with an high hand (boldly) in the sight of all the Egyptians.

Exodus 13:4  This day came ye out in the month Abib.

 33:4  For the Egyptians buried all their firstborn, which Yahweh had smitten among them: upon their gods also Yahweh executed judgments (plagues or punishments).

 33:5  And the children of Israel removed from Rameses, and pitched in Succoth.

 33:6  And they departed from Succoth, and pitched in Etham, which is in the edge of the wilderness.

 33:7  And they removed from Etham, and turned again unto Pihahiroth, which is before Baalzephon: and they pitched before Migdol.

 33:8  And they departed from before Pihahiroth, and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, and went three days' journey in the wilderness of Etham, and pitched in Marah.

 33:9  And they removed from Marah, and came unto Elim: and in Elim were twelve fountains of water, and threescore and ten palm trees; and they pitched there.

 33:10  And they removed from Elim, and encamped by the Red sea (Sea of Reeds).

 33:11  And they removed from the Red sea, and encamped in the wilderness of Sin.

Exodus 16:1  And they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt.

 33:12  And they took their journey out of the wilderness of Sin, and encamped in Dophkah.

 33:13  And they departed from Dophkah, and encamped in Alush.

 33:14  And they removed from Alush, and encamped at Rephidim, where was no water for the people to drink.

 33:15  And they departed from Rephidim, and pitched in the wilderness of Sinai.

 33:16  And they removed from the desert of Sinai, and pitched at Kibrothhattaavah.

 33:17  And they departed from Kibrothhattaavah, and encamped at Hazeroth.

 33:18  And they departed from Hazeroth, and pitched in Rithmah.

 33:19  And they departed from Rithmah, and pitched at Rimmonparez.

 33:20  And they departed from Rimmonparez, and pitched in Libnah.

 33:21  And they removed from Libnah, and pitched at Rissah.

 33:22  And they journeyed from Rissah, and pitched in Kehelathah.

 33:23  And they went from Kehelathah, and pitched in mount Shapher.

 33:24  And they removed from mount Shapher, and encamped in Haradah.

 33:25  And they removed from Haradah, and pitched in Makheloth.

 33:26  And they removed from Makheloth, and encamped at Tahath.

 33:27  And they departed from Tahath, and pitched at Tarah.

 33:28  And they removed from Tarah, and pitched in Mithcah.

 33:29  And they went from Mithcah, and pitched in Hashmonah.

 33:30  And they departed from Hashmonah, and encamped at Moseroth.

 33:31  And they departed from Moseroth, and pitched in Benejaakan.

 33:32  And they removed from Benejaakan, and encamped at Horhagidgad.

 33:33  And they went from Horhagidgad, and pitched in Jotbathah.

 33:34  And they removed from Jotbathah, and encamped at Ebronah.

 33:35  And they departed from Ebronah, and encamped at Eziongaber.

 33:36  And they removed from Eziongaber, and pitched in the wilderness of Zin, which is Kadesh.

 33:37  And they removed from Kadesh, and pitched in mount Hor, in the edge of the land of Edom.

 33:38  And Aaron the priest went up into mount Hor at the commandment of Yahweh, and died there, in the fortieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the first day of the fifth month.

Deuteronomy 10:6  And the children of Israel took their journey from Beeroth of the children of Jaakan to Mosera: there Aaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest's office in his stead.

 33:39  And Aaron was an hundred and twenty and three years old when he died in mount Hor.

 33:40  And king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel.

 33:41  And they departed from mount Hor, and pitched in Zalmonah.

 33:42  And they departed from Zalmonah, and pitched in Punon.

 33:43  And they departed from Punon, and pitched in Oboth.

 33:44  And they departed from Oboth, and pitched in Ijeabarim, in the border of Moab.

 33:45  And they departed from Iim, and pitched in Dibongad.

 33:46  And they removed from Dibongad, and encamped in Almondiblathaim.

 33:47  And they removed from Almondiblathaim, and pitched in the mountains (hill country) of Abarim, before Nebo.

 33:48  And they departed from the mountains (hill country) of Abarim, and pitched in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho.

 33:49  And they pitched by Jordan, from Bethjesimoth even unto Abelshittim in the plains of Moab.

Joshua 2:1  And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there.

 33:50  And Yahweh spake unto Moses in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,

 33:51  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you are passed over Jordan into the land of Canaan;

 33:52  Then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures (images), and destroy all their molten (cast) images, and quite pluck down (destroy) all their high places:

Exodus 23:24,33

24  Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.

33  They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against Me: for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.

34:13  But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:

 33:53  And you shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land, and dwell therein: for I have given you the land to possess it.

 33:54  And you shall divide the land by lot for an inheritance among your families: and to the more you shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer you shall give the less inheritance: every man's inheritance shall be in the place where his lot falleth; according to the tribes of your (fore) fathers you shall inherit.

 33:55  But if you will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which you let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein you dwell.

Joshua 23:13  Know for a certainty that Yahweh your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which Yahweh your God hath given you.

Judges 2:3  Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.

 33:56  Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you, as I thought (planned) to do unto them.

 

 

The borders of Canaan

Numbers 34:1  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 34:2  Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you come into the land of Canaan; (this is the land that shall fall (by lot) unto you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan with the coasts thereof:)

 34:3  Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea eastward:

 34:4  And your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim (ascent of scorpions), and pass on to Zin: and the going forth thereof shall be from the south to Kadeshbarnea, and shall go on to Hazaraddar, and pass on to Azmon:

 34:5  And the border shall fetch a compass from Azmon unto the river of Egypt, and the goings out of it shall be at the sea.

 34:6  And as for the western border, you shall even have the great sea for a border: this shall be your west border.

The Mediterranean Sea.

 34:7  And this shall be your north border: from the great sea you shall point out for you mount Hor:

 34:8  From mount Hor you shall point out your border unto the entrance of Hamath; and the goings forth of the border shall be to Zedad:

 34:9  And the border shall go on to Ziphron, and the goings out of it shall be at Hazarenan: this shall be your north border.

 34:10  And you shall point out your east border from Hazarenan to Shepham:

 34:11  And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall descend, and shall reach unto the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward:

 34:12  And the border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the salt sea: this shall be your land with the coasts thereof round about.

 34:13  And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This is the land which you shall inherit by lot, which Yahweh commanded to give unto the nine tribes, and to the half tribe:

 34:14  For the tribe of the children of Reuben according to the house of their (fore) fathers, and the tribe of the children of Gad according to the house of their (fore) fathers, have received their inheritance; and half the tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance:

 34:15  The two tribes and the half tribe have received their inheritance on this side Jordan near Jericho eastward, toward the sunrising.

 34:16  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 34:17  These are the names of the men which shall divide the land unto you: Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun.

 34:18  And you shall take one prince of every tribe, to divide the land by inheritance.

 34:19  And the names of the men are these: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

 34:20  And of the tribe of the children of Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ammihud.

 34:21  Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of Chislon.

 34:22  And the prince of the tribe of the children of Dan, Bukki the son of Jogli.

 34:23  The prince of the children of Joseph, for the tribe of the children of Manasseh, Hanniel the son of Ephod.

 34:24  And the prince of the tribe of the children of Ephraim, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan.

 34:25  And the prince of the tribe of the children of Zebulun, Elizaphan the son of Parnach.

 34:26  And the prince of the tribe of the children of Issachar, Paltiel the son of Azzan.

 34:27  And the prince of the tribe of the children of Asher, Ahihud the son of Shelomi.

 34:28  And the prince of the tribe of the children of Naphtali, Pedahel the son of Ammihud.

 34:29  These are they whom Yahweh commanded to divide the inheritance unto the children of Israel in the land of Canaan.

 

 

Cities for the Levites

The cities of refuge

Numbers 35:1  And Yahweh spake unto Moses in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,

 35:2  Command the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and you shall give also unto the Levites suburbs (pasturelands) for the cities round about them.

 35:3  And the cities shall they have to dwell in; and the suburbs (pasturelands) of them shall be for their cattle (livestock), and for their goods, and for all their beasts.

 35:4  And the suburbs (pastures) of the cities, which you shall give unto the Levites, shall reach from the wall of the city and outward a thousand cubits round about.

 35:5  And you shall measure from without the city on the east side two thousand cubits, and on the south side two thousand cubits, and on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two thousand cubits; and the city shall be in the midst: this shall be to them the suburbs (pastures) of the cities.

 35:6  And among the cities which you shall give unto the Levites there shall be six cities for refuge, which you shall appoint for the manslayer, that he may flee thither: and to them you shall add forty and two cities.

 35:7  So all the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities: them shall you give with their suburbs (pastures).

 35:8  And the cities which you shall give shall be of the possession of the children of Israel: from them that have many you shall give many; but from them that have few you shall give few: every one shall give of his cities unto the Levites according to his inheritance which he inheriteth.  (Josh 21:1-42)

 35:9  And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,

 35:10  Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you be come over Jordan into the land of Canaan;

 35:11  Then you shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for you; that the slayer may flee thither, which killeth any person at unawares.

Exodus 21:13  And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand; then I will appoint thee a place whither he shall flee.

 35:12  And they shall be unto you cities for refuge from the avenger (kinsman avenger); that the manslayer die not, until he stand before the congregation in judgment.

 35:13  And of these cities which you shall give six cities shall you have for refuge.

 35:14  Ye shall give three cities on this side Jordan, and three cities shall you give in the land of Canaan, which shall be cities of refuge.

 35:15  These six cities shall be a refuge, both for the children of Israel, and for the stranger (of kin), and for the sojourner among them: that every one that killeth any person unawares may flee thither.

 35:16  And if he smite him with an instrument of iron, so that he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

Exodus 21:12  He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.

 35:17  And if he smite him with throwing a stone, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

 35:18  Or if he smite him with an hand weapon of wood, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

 35:19  The (kinsman) revenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer: when he meeteth him, he shall slay him.

 35:20  But if he thrust him of hatred, or hurl at him by laying of wait, that he die;

 35:21  Or in enmity smite him with his hand, that he die: he that smote him shall surely be put to death; for he is a murderer: the (kinsman) revenger of blood shall slay the murderer, when he meeteth him.

 35:22  But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or have cast upon him any thing without laying of wait,

 35:23  Or with any stone, wherewith a man may die, seeing him not, and cast it upon him, that he die, and was not his enemy, neither sought his harm:

 35:24  Then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the (kinsman) revenger of blood according to these judgments:

 35:25  And the congregation shall deliver the slayer out of the hand of the (kinsman) revenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to the city of his refuge, whither he was fled: and he shall abide in it unto the death of the high priest, which was anointed with the holy oil.

 35:26  But if the slayer shall at any time come without the border of the city of his refuge, whither he was fled;

 35:27  And the (kinsman) revenger of blood find him without the borders of the city of his refuge, and the (kinsman) revenger of blood kill the slayer; he shall not be guilty of blood:

 35:28  Because he should have remained in the city of his refuge until the death of the high priest: but after the death of the high priest the slayer shall return into the land of his possession.

 35:29  So these things shall be for a statute of judgment unto you throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

 35:30  Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die.

Deuteronomy 17:6  At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.

 35:31  Moreover you shall take no satisfaction (ransom) for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of death: but he shall be surely put to death.

You can't buy your way out of murder.

 35:32  And you shall take no satisfaction (ransom) for him that is fled to the city of his refuge, that he should come again to dwell in the land, until the death of the priest.

 35:33  So you shall not pollute the land wherein you are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.

Psalm 106:37-38

37  Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,

38  And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.

Micah 4:11  Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion.

Genesis 9:6  Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made He man.

 35:34  Defile not therefore the land which you shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I Yahweh dwell among the children of Israel.

Leviticus 18:25  And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.

True Israel (the white race) never returned to the land, we went off and settled Europe and America.

The Jews killed Christ and shed His blood, and to this day the land is still defiled. Yahweh will surely require their blood to be shed when He returns.

 

 

The marriage of heiresses

Numbers 36:1  And the chief fathers of the families of the children of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near, and spake before Moses, and before the princes, the chief fathers of the children of Israel:

 36:2  And they said, Yahweh commanded my lord to give the land for an inheritance by lot to the children of Israel: and my lord was commanded by Yahweh to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother unto his daughters.

 36:3  And if they be married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the children of Israel, then shall their inheritance be taken from the inheritance of our (fore) fathers, and shall be put to the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they are received: so shall it be taken from the lot of our inheritance.

 36:4  And when the jubilee of the children of Israel shall be, then shall their inheritance be put unto the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they are received: so shall their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our (fore) fathers.

Leviticus 25:10  And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.

 36:5  And Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the word of Yahweh, saying, The tribe of the sons of Joseph hath said well.

 36:6  This is the thing which Yahweh doth command concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them marry to whom they think best; only to the family of the tribe of their father shall they marry.

 36:7  So shall not the inheritance of the children of Israel remove from tribe to tribe: for every one of the children of Israel shall keep himself to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.

1Kings 21:3  And Naboth said to Ahab, Yahweh forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto thee.

 36:8  And every daughter, that possesseth an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel, shall be wife unto one of the family of the tribe of her father, that the children of Israel may enjoy every man the inheritance of his (fore) fathers.

 36:9  Neither shall the inheritance remove from one tribe to another tribe; but every one of the tribes of the children of Israel shall keep himself to his own inheritance.

 36:10  Even as Yahweh commanded Moses, so did the daughters of Zelophehad:

 36:11  For Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were married unto their father's brothers' sons:

 36:12  And they were married into the families of the sons of Manasseh the son of Joseph, and their inheritance remained in the tribe of the family of their (fore) father.

 36:13  These are the commandments and the judgments, which Yahweh commanded by the hand of Moses unto the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho.

Deuteronomy 33:4  Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.

 

 

NUMBERS – CHURCH DOCTRINE VS. SCRIPTURE

 

Below are 2 sources of what the modern churches preach today about the book of Numbers.

The purpose is to expose the apostasy and perversion of the scriptures, and to educate our people about the truth of our heritage. That we, the anglo-saxon race who are the descendants of ancient Israel, are the people of Abraham's seed and therefore the heirs of the promises of Yahweh. Not the Jews who distort and pervert the scriptures and teach the 'traditions of men'.

 

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The book of numbers is largely Narrative History as far as its genre. It was written by Moses about 1450-1410 B.C. Key personalities include Moses, Aaron, Miriam, Joshua, Caleb, Eleazar, Korah, and Balaam.

The purpose of the book of Numbers is to tell about how Israel prepared to enter the promise land, but sinned and was punished. It describes Moses taking two population censuses, hence the name Numbers.

• From chapters 1-9 the Israelites are preparing for their journey and entry into the promise land. Moses begins by taking a census of all the tribes, primarily to see how many men are available and in shape for military service. Next, Moses dedicates the Levites and instructs the Nazirite vows and laws. During this time, the Israelites celebrate the 2nd Passover one year after their exit from bondage.

• In chapters 10-12, the Israelites travel from the wilderness in Sinai to approach the promise land. The people complain about their food, God gives them quail, and because of their greed, He also sends them a plague. Miriam and Aaron learn a lesson about whom God places in leadership.

• In chapters 13-19, we see severe punishment for disobedience and unfaithfulness to God. Moses sends out 12 spies to perform reconnaissance on the promise land. The 12 spies return and only two of them bring good news. The people fear the occupants and rebel against taking the land. For this God punishes them and sends them into the wilderness for forty years to roam.

• The last chapters of Numbers, from 20-36, the new generation of Israelites again attempt to enter the land to take it as God promised. This time they easily destroy two nations that confront them as they are entering. Balak uses his prophet Balaam to learn to seduce the Israelites to worship Baal. Because of this disobedience, about 24,000 people die, including Balaam. Before the book of Numbers ends, Moses again conducts a census, and Joshua assumes the leadership of Israel in place of Moses who is banned from the promise land, due to his disobedience.

 

 

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Who wrote the book?

As it does for the rest of the Pentateuch, universal Jewish and Christian tradition attributes the authorship of the book of Numbers to Moses. Jewish and Christian tradition are opposite to each other. The Jews are NOT Israel, they are of Cain and Esau's descendants. The Israelites are the descendants of Jacob. The Jews are impostors and their religion is the perversion of the laws of Moses and called Judaism, which is not Christianity. Moses is the central figure within the book, and in at least two instances Numbers mentions him recording events by the Lord’s commands (Numbers 33:2; 36:13).

The name “Numbers” is a translation of Arithmoi, from the Septuagint, titled thus because the book contains many statistics, population counts, tribal and priestly figures, and other numerical data. The Hebrew name comes from the first sentence of the book and means “in the desert of ”; it is perhaps an even more accurate description of the book’s content, which follows the Israelites through almost forty years of wandering in the desert.

Where are we?

The events of the book began in the second year after the Israelites departed Egypt, as they camped at Mount Sinai around 1444 BC (Numbers 1:1). The narrative ends thirty-eight years later “in the plains of Moab by the Jordan opposite Jericho” (36:13) in 1406 BC. Numbers records the people’s long wandering in the desert of Sinai, their time at the oasis of Kadesh-barnea, and their eventual arrival at the banks of the Jordan River across from the Promised Land.

The Lord directed the message of Numbers toward the younger generation, children of the former slaves who escaped through the Red Sea. Except for Joshua, Caleb, and Moses, the older generation—everyone twenty years old or older at the time of the first census—died before the completion of Numbers, due to their disobedience and disbelief (Numbers 14:22–30). Moses completed the book before his death (Deuteronomy 31:24).

Why is Numbers so important?

Numbers takes the reader on a long and winding path through a desert of excruciating detail. The book records census results for all twelve tribes not once, but twice; it documents priestly instructions for handling the Ark of the Covenant and the tabernacle; and it even spells out the placement of the tribes when they camped. But through it all, we cannot doubt God’s unfailing direction over the nation.

As a history of the nation not yet established in the land promised them long ago, this book unveils significant events sometimes referenced later in Scripture. Joshua and Caleb alone among the twelve spies encouraged Israel to take possession of the land (Numbers 13–14; Joshua 14:7); Moses struck a rock and water spouted forth (Numbers 20:11; Psalm 106:32); Moses lifted up a bronze serpent on a pole so that believing Israelites might be healed of their snake bites (Numbers 21:6–9; John 3:14); and Balaam was rebuked by his donkey (Numbers 22:21–34; Revelation 2:14).

What's the big idea?

In this book, the people of Israel tested God’s patience, and He in turn tested their endurance and faithfulness. Though the people failed many times, God showed His own faithfulness by His constant presence leading the way: through a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.

More than just a history lesson, the book of Numbers reveals how God reminded Israel that He does not tolerate rebellion, complaining, and disbelief without invoking consequences. He taught His people how to walk with Him—not just with their feet through the wilderness but with their mouths in worship, hands in service, and lives as witnesses to the surrounding nations. He was their God, they were His people, and He expected them to act like it.

How do I apply this?

Modern readers can take away from Numbers not only a thorough history of Israel’s early days but also a renewed sense of God’s delight in obedience. He is our God, too, and He wants us to live righteously, worshipping Him through our words and works.

The journey of the Israelites through the wilderness earned the apostle Paul’s notice when he penned his first letter to the Corinthian church (assembly). “These things happened,” he wrote in 1 Corinthians 10:6, “as examples for us, so that we would not crave evil things as they also craved.”

Do you see any resemblance between the grumbling, rebellious Israelites and yourself? How can you avoid following their example? With humility and sincerity, pray for a soft heart, open to God’s guiding hand.