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25 March, 2016
Study 25 From The Book of Numbers is: Numbers 33-35.
With this study we end the book of Numbers. The next study will take us to the book of Mark (Part 1)
- What details stand out in this statistical account which make one aware of the particular interests and concerns of Moses (see 33; 2) the ‘statistician’? What does he want his readers to take note of an remember?
- The theme of entry into a promised inheritance appears several times in the New Testament. especially Acts 20:32; Rom. 8:17; Gal. 3:29; Heb. 11 makes it clear that our real inheritance, both Israel’s and Christians’, is a heavenly one. What does Israel’s entry into its earthly inheritance teach us about preparing for an claiming our true inheritance? To what warnings ought we to pay heed?
- What can we learn from chapter 35 concerning God’s standards of judgement as regards manslaughter and murder?
Note. For consideration of Numbers 36 see study #20 few days ago.
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20 March, 2016
Study 20 From The Book of Numbers is: Numbers 27 and 36. Laws of inheritance
- What was the principle lying behind the request of the daughters of Zelophehad, and to what did the request lead? What was the importance of all this?
- What was Moses’s overriding concern before his death? How was Joshua’s commission different from that of Moses? Was it inferior?
19 March, 2016
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14 March, 2016
Study 14 From The Book of Numbers is: Numbers 20
- Notice Moses and Aaron’s reaction to the people’s discontent (verse 6) . What did God desire to achieve through this incident? See verses 6, 8, 12. How did Moses and Aaron fail, and in what terms is their failure described? See verses 10, 12, 24; Cf. 27:14; Dt. 32:51
- God’s anger with Moses and Aaron may at first seem to us out of proportion to the extent of their failure. What ought we to learn from this? What ought we also to learn from the fact that even ‘meek’ (12:3) Moses ‘s spoke words that were rash’ (Ps. 106:33)?
13 March, 2016
Study 13 From The Book of Numbers is: Numbers 18:8-19:22
- What does 18:8-32 teach us about offerings which are holy and belong by right to God?
- What are the special features of the sacrifice described in 19:1-10? Note the use to which the ashes were put (19:9, 12, 17-19). What are the ‘dead works’ from which we need to be purified?
- 18:19. ‘A covenant of salt’: i.e., an indissoluble covenant. 2 Ch. 13:5.
- 19:9, 12, 17-19. The cleansing virtue of the sacrifice already made was thus symbolically stored up and applied, as need arose, to the unclean. Heb. 9:13, 14; 1 Jn. 1:7-9.
12 March, 2016
Study 12 From The Book of Numbers is: Numbers 16:36 – 18:7
- How is the exclusive Aaronite priesthood strengthened and confirmed? What does the service of the priesthood involve? Notice especially 16:48, and compare the work of Christ as great High Priest. Cf. Heb. 5:1, 9, 10; 7:25-28; 9:11, 12, 26.
- How could our service be transformed by thinking of it as a gift (18:7)? Cf. 1 Tim. 1:12-14; 2 Tim. 1:6.
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Study 8 From The Book of Numbers is: Numbers 13:1-14:10a. The Spies Are Sent Into the Land
- To what places in Canaan did the spies go? Look up Hebron and the Valley of Eschol on a map. What were they commissioned to discover, and what report did they give?
- What lay behind the opposing views expressed in 13:30 and 31? Were Caleb and Joshua being unrealistically optimistic and refusing to face facts? What was the outcome of the people’s fear and unbelief? Notice how few believed, and the frequent occurrence of the word ‘all’ in 14:1-10. Heb. 4:1, 2
Note. 13:32. ‘A land that devours its inhabitants’: this probably refers to the constant wars between its people, and their ferocity in internecine strife.