New International Version
14In the desert they gave in to their craving;
in the wilderness they put God to the test.
15So he gave them what they asked for,
but sent a wasting disease among them.
a wasting disease
Strong's 7332: Leanness, wasting, scantness
They craved food. God fed them. In opposition, God also made them sick and scrawny. It was ...
The number "seven" appears
46 times in Genesis,
31 times in Revelation,
12 times in Judges, and only
6 times in the book of Daniel.
I would like to understand, holistically, if there is a reason this number comes up so frequently in this book.
I do not want to underestimate the significance of "seven" in the book of Daniel but the fact ...
7 is a holy number in Judiasm that repreents completeness
Daniel who was an Israilite wrote this book when he was in captivity in Babylon
There are several places in Tanakh where 7 is called out.
The menorah in the Temple had seven lamps
Acts of atonement and purification were accompanied by a sevenfold sprinkling
Number of days of Sukkot
Number of days of ...
This is my understanding.
The Kohathites were responsible for the care of the holy things in the tabernacle like the incense stand, showbread, menorah... and the items used for sacrifices (plates, dishes, bowls, firepans, meat forks, shovels, and sprinkling bowls) see Numbers 4:1-17 (Age Group 30-50)
The Gershonites carry the curtain, Items of the ...
The rods requested by the Lord may have been those carried by each patriarch of the tribe as a symbol of his authority over that house. Since the text is indefinite on this point “a rod for each father’s household,” not “the rod of each father’s household,” we can only speculate on this point, but that would have certainly been in keeping with the reason for ...
This ark contained the gold jar of manna, Aaron's staff that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant.
How many rods did Moses take into the tabernacle in Numbers 17?
The jury is still out on this one. https://biblehub.com/commentaries/numbers/17-7.htm
Barnes' Notes on the Bible
The whole number of rods was twelve exclusive of Aaron'...
I believe there were only 12 staffs as per the below text. Aron's staff was to be included in the 12 tribes.
Number 17:17 Speak to the children of Israel and take from them a staff for each father's house from all the chieftains according to their fathers' houses; [a total of] twelve staffs, and inscribe each man's name on his staff.
18 Inscribe Aaron's ...
In the tabernacle, blue appears regularly as the sacred colour representing the divine presence of the shekinah glory. See Ex 26:4, 31, 36:23, 35, 39:1, etc.
In the Epiphanes of Psalms and Ezekiel, we see the domination of the colour blue again associated with the personal presence of God.
Eze 1:26 - Above the expanse over their heads was the likeness of a ...
5 When the camp is to move, Aaron and his sons are to go in and take down the shielding curtain and put it over the ark of the covenant law. 6Then they are to cover the curtain with a durable leather, a spread a cloth of solid blue over that and put the poles in place.
The blue cloth served as identification and a warning:
20 But the Kohathites ...
ESV Numbers 30:
10And if she vowed in her husband’s house or bound herself by a pledge with an oath, 11and her husband heard of it and said nothing to her and did not oppose her, then all her vows shall stand, and every pledge by which she bound herself shall stand.
12But if her husband makes them null and void on the day that he hears ...
1 The Lord said to Moses, 2“Give this command to the Israelites and say to them: ‘Make sure that you present to me at the appointed time my food offerings, as an aroma pleasing to me.’ ...
9 “ ‘On the Sabbath day, make an offering of two lambs a year old without defect
These two lambs were the responsibility of the priests.
Ezekiel 45 describes ...
Do you think his relatives didn't know what happened? Would you want be the relative to take possession and be the next in line to be stoned? Stoning occurred in public. His relatives would know that Naboth was stoned on false charges.
Jezebel was a Phoenician Baal worshiper. She had no regard for the Law of Moses. She tried to make Israel Baal ...
God is not man, that he should lie,
or a son of man, that he should change his mind.
Has he said, and will he not do it?
Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?
(Numbers 23:19 ESV)
לא איש אל ויכזב ובן־אדם ויתנחם ההוא אמר ולא יעשה ודבר ולא יקימנה
I will not execute my burning anger;
I will not again destroy Ephraim;
for I am God and not a man,
the Holy ...
With whom was Jesus equal?
Phil. 2:5-6 NKJV
5Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,
With whom was Jesus equal? Paul said, "God."
Is Jesus equal in the sense that He is also God?
Isa. 46:5, 9 CEV
5Can anyone compare with me? Is anyone my equal? 9I ...
Although my answer is probably not the answer you expected, there is another way to "reconcile" the writings of Paul with the prior Jewish revelation.
With all respect for Paul, his works and his wisdom, the only way to really reconcile his words with the scriptures is to acknowledge that the writings of Paul are not the Word of God as given to the ...
Easy! This is probably the shortest answer I've ever given. The point of Numbers 23:19 is to show that God is not like man who lies and does not keep his word.
God does not change, nor does God need to repent. Romans 3:4, "May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, though every man be found a liar."
The point of Hosea 11:9 is explained nicely ...
The important phrase, "I am God and not a man" in Num 23:19 and Hos 11:9 is absolutely correct in three senses:
God is not man at the time it was written in the OT - the incarnation had not yet occurred!
God does not suffer from the sinful tendencies in sinful man. Therefore, God is incapable of lying, unlike sinful humans that apparently find it ...