Beyond Today Bible Commentary: Numbers

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Table of Contents

Israel's first census, organization of the families

Levites chosen for God's service and numbered

"Service of the Levite clans of Kohath, Gershon, and Merari"

Isolation of unclean, restitution for trespass, trial of jealousy

Nazirite vow, priestly blessing

Dedication offering for the tabernacle

Lamps arranged, separating the Levites for God's service

Passover and the Second Passover, pillar of cloud and fire

Silver trumpets, people depart and complain, 70 elders, quail and plague

Miriam and Aaron's dissension, spies sent into Canaan

Refusal to enter Canaan, punishment decreed, futile entry attempt

Offerings, unintentional and deliberate sin, Sabbath breaking, tassels

Duties of priests and Levites, tithes and offerings to support them

The sacrifice of a red heifer is one of the most mysterious sacrifices in the Bible.

Miriam dies, Moses errs, Edom refuses passage, death of Aaron

Battle with Arad, bronze serpent, kings Sihon and Og defeated

Balak sends for Balaam, Balaam's donkey

Balaam's first and second oracles

Balaam's third through seventh oracles, Israel's harlotry in Moab

Israel's second census

Laws of inheritance, Joshua to succeed Moses

Daily, Sabbath, monthly and festival offerings

Laws regarding vows

Vengeance on the Midianites

Tribes settling east of the Jordan

Review of Israel's journeys, instructions for conquering Canaan

The boundaries of the Promised Land and tribal allotments

Levite cities, cities of refuge, inheritance to remain within tribe