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Chapter 9

The year after the tabernacle had been set up and the dedication ceremonies for the priests and Levites were a year old Yahweh reminded Moses that it was time for the Passover ceremony. 1,618 more words

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Chapter 8

Both the instillation of the lamps and the Levits threw light on the glory – or character – of Yahweh.

Yahweh told Moses to set up the tabernacle on the anniversary of their exit from Egypt. 2,159 more words

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Chapter 7

The narrator wrote that once Moses finished setting up the tabernacle[1], he anointed it and consecrated it all. Yahweh told Moses how to assemble everything and how to position the furnishings in the tabernacle. 1,922 more words

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Chapter 6

The word Nazirite is from the root nzr (נזר)[1], and means to separate or dedicate oneself. When Jacob was dying he blessed Joseph by saying something like this: “blessings of grain and flowers, of the eternal mountains and the bounty of the everlasting hills may descend on Joseph’s head – on his crown because he is dedicated – nazir – from among his brothers.” 2,101 more words

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Chapter 5

As Eugene Peterson said, becoming a truly human community is a long, complex, and messy business. The book of Numbers plunges the reader into the growing pains of the nation of Israel as they learned how to adopt love and justice to daily living. 1,679 more words

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Chapter 4

The standard pattern in Hebrew prose is a movement from the general to the specific, from the broad to the particular. This is demonstrated in chapters 1-4 of Numbers. 2,272 more words

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Chapter 3

The s word, toledowth[1], (translated “These are the generations of”) is used here in a technical sense and refers to what follows. 2,707 more words

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