Notes on the book of Numbers

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George Phillip and Son, 1884 - Bible - 201 pages
The Book of Numbers is an "in between" book in the Biblical story of the Israelites' Exodus from Egypt. While Book of Exodus kicks off the story with Moses' dramatic showdown with the Pharaoh and the reception of the Ten Commandments, and the Book of Joshua finishes the tale with the successful occupation of the Promised Land, the Book of Numbers depicts the Israelites in transition as they wander the desert preparing for their conquest of Canaan. Despite its position as the uncertain middle portion of a trilogy, the book nevertheless contains some memorable events: Moses striking the rock at Meribah to bring forth fresh water, the bronze snake Moses made to relieve those afflicted by snakebite, and Balaam's donkey opening its mouth to prophesy. "Notes on the Book of Numbers" offers a careful analysis of the text, detailed maps and timelines for the events mentioned in scripture, and copious notes on the sacrifices and events of the Jewish calendar.
 

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Page 53 - We are journeying unto the place of which the LORD said, I will give it you : come thou with us, and we will do thee good : for the LORD hath spoken good concerning Israel.
Page 114 - Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the Lord my God, to do less or more.
Page 115 - Then the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.
Page 59 - And I will come down and talk with thee there : and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them ; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.
Page 101 - And wherefore have ye 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.
Page 120 - God is not a man, that he should lie;. neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it ? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Page 90 - 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.
Page 97 - 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.
Page 69 - The land through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it, are men of a great stature. And there we saw the giants, 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.
Page 52 - Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye 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 the LORD your God.

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