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Numbers title in Hebrew

In the desert.


What is the book of of numbers intended to be?

An essay of the consequences of disobedience, NOT a history of Israel.


What is the length in time of the book of Numbers?

Numbers is approximately 39 years.
Leviticus covers only one month.


9 Rebellions of Numbers

1) complaining about hardships (11:1-3)
2) complaining about the food (11:4-35)
3) Miriam and Aaron challenge Moses (12)
4) the promise land rejected (14)//the ultimate rebellion
5) the levites rebel (16:1-40)
6) the people rebel when levites are killed (16:41-50)
7) complaining of no water (20:1-13)
8) complaining of having no way around Edom (21:4-9)
9) rebellion by sexual immorality with the Moabites (25)


What is the theological principle of the set up of Israels encampment in the wilderness?

God does things in an orderly manner.


The Nazarite 6

//any man born in the tribe of Levi was considered holy to the Lord because of his responsibilities for the Tabernacle and all the holy articles
//however, any man who wished to be Holy and separated to the Lord even if he was not a Levite, could still take special vows of holiness and become a Nazarite. They were considered separation to God for the time set by their vow.


What are the 70 known as?

The Sanhedrin.


Numbers 12:3

Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.


Eldad and Medad (11:26/30)

Joshua wanted them silenced. He would rather they not prophesy at all or else come to the Tabernacle and prophesy together with the rest. He does not desire that they should be punished but only restrained. Yet too often we wish to restrain those with whom we do not agree.


Joshua and Caleb

The only ones who urged with confidence that since God was with them they could succeed.


Moses in intercessory prayer

Moses gives us a powerful lesson. We corporate with God in determining how things turn out!


The judgement upon Israel (14)

This judgement involved the sentence of wandering in the desert for 40 years, until everyone in the order generation had died (except Joshua and Caleb) and a new generation who were born to them in the wildness has grown up (14:3:-33)


What did the judgement upon Israel involve?

This judgement involved the sentence of wandering the desert for 40 years, until everyone in the older generation had died (except for Joshua and Caleb) and a new generation who were born to them in the wilderness had grown up (num 14:32-33)


How is Israel not entering the promise land a warning to the church today?

This ultimate rejection of the Israelites who were delivered from their bondage in Egypt (salvation) is a warning to the church Ave today that just as the ancient children of Israel could not enter their prepared rest because of unbelief, so we believers can miss our rest (heaven) and be rejected if we become faithless and hardened as well.


Name a theological principle from Moses' failure with the water from the rock?

Those in spiritual leadership have a greater responsibility to honor the holiness of God before the people of God.


John 3:14&15

"Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so he Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him."


What is the parallel of the snake lifted up and Jesus?

Just as the Israelites were healed of the poison of the snakes venom by looking at the snake on the pole, so the sinners today can be saved from the poison of sin by looking to Jesus on the cross.


Jude 1:11

Woe to them! They have taken the way of Cain; they have rushed for profit into Balaam's error; they have been destroyed in Korah's rebellion.


2 Peter 2:15

They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Beor, who loved the wages of wickedness.


In light of New Testament scripture, what was the Balaam error?

God doesn't care how much it takes to buy you, God only cared that you can be bought; like Balaam could be.


What is the emphasis of the book of Deuteronomy?

Like Leviticus, Deuteronomy contains large amounts of legal detail, but its emphasis is on the people rather than the priests.


What two titles is Deuteronomy known by?

Translators of the Septuagint rendered the phrase "second law". The Hebrew title is "these are the words"


Who is the Author of Deuteronomy?

Traditionally Moses has been recognized as the originator of the majority of the book.


What is the structure of Deuteronomy?

Deuteronomy is organized as a series of three discourses by Moses.


8 purposes of Deuteronomy

Covenant Renewal
A successor for Moses
Preparation for life in Canaan
Prophetic fulfillment
Prophetic predictions
The prophet


Three themes of Deuteronomy

Israel's God
The Covenant which binds them together.


Theology of Deuteronomy

God is a covenant making covenant keeping God.


Deuteronomic Humanitarianism

Blessings and curses


What other books weight Israel's history against He background of Deuteronomy's instructions?

Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, and 2 Kings


Two unique points of influence about the book of Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy is the third most often cited book in the New Testament after Psalms and Isaiah.

Jesus quotes from Deuteronomy more than any other book.


2 specific times Jesus referenced Deuteronomy

When Jesus named the two greatest Commandments.

Jesus answered all of the devils temptations (Matthew 4) with passages from Deuteronomy.



Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Deuteronomy 6:4-5


3 recommended guidelines when reading the Old Testament law

See the Old Testament law as God's full inspired word.

See the Old Testament law as something additional built on top of the already existing foundation of the promises and blessings to Abraham.

Don't see the OT as binding on you or anyone else in the New Covenant, except where a principal or command has been specifically renewed in the New Testament.


How does God see us when we repent?

Since Christ fully obeyed and fulfilled the Law, and since we receive his righteousness (imputed) when we repent then God sees us covered with the righteousness of Christ who perfectly fulfilled the OT law.