A Journey into Biblical Numbers

Holman Christian Standard Bible At the LORD's command, Moses wrote down the starting points for the stages of their journey; these are the stages listed by their starting points: Here's a list of their travels based on their departures: NET Bible Moses recorded their departures according to their journeys, by the commandment of the LORD; now these are their journeys according to their departures. This is the list: New American Standard And Moses recorded their starting places according to their journeys by the command of the LORD, and these are their journeys according to their starting places.

These are their journeys according to their goings out. American Standard Version And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of Jehovah: Douay-Rheims Bible Which Moses wrote down according to the places of their encamping, which they changed by the commandment of the Lord.

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JPS Tanakh These are the stages of the children of Israel, by which they went forth out of the land of Egypt by their hosts under the hand of Moses and Aaron. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The community of the redeemed forfeited their part in the promised land. The Lord, working in a providential and direct way, proclaims his continued faithfulness to his purpose for his people despite their unfaithfulness to him. Here, too, more was to follow. Moses grants their request after they promise to help in the conquest of the land west of the Jordan. The numerical value of the Hebrew letters in the expression bene yisra'el "the Israelite community," 1:

The events that followed are well known. Her people were allowed to take steps to deliver themselves and the Jew-hating Haman was put to death. For God Himself supplied a substitute for the sacrifice vv. It was obvious that Abraham truly believed the Lord Gen As Walter Kaiser, Jr. Several other contexts utilizing this motif reflect the thought that the special activity on the third day also bears a spiritual impress. In accordance with the presence of the third day motif, the reader expects more to follow.

It is instructive as well that God appeared to the children of Israel on Mount Sinai not only in the third month after their departure from Egypt Exod Something distinctive, even unique, was to occur on the third day and that in turn pointed to important things to follow. In keeping with this were the later regulations concerning purifications by water on the third day as well as the seven days after contamination by touching a dead body Num The idea of healing thus is attached to the motif of the third day here. Once again not only is the purity of the day emphasized, but the day is one of healing and spiritual activity.

It is not surprising, then, that when the prophet Hosea urges the sinning people of the Northern Kingdom to return to the Lord so as to experience His forgiveness, and their healing and restoration, that he employs the motif of the third day: Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; He has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. After two days he will revive us; On the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence Hos 6: They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles, who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him.

He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you while he was still with you in Galilee: Paul boldly proclaimed to the Corinthian Christians:. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: The motif of the third day therefore reaches its climax in the fact of the resurrection on the third day.

And yet, the motif suggests that there is still more to be seen. For the original text in transliteration, see Cyrus H. Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, , For further examples of numerical sequences, see Wolfgang M. V T 12 For the use of numbers in the Old Testament, see Wolfgang M. Penguin Books, , Eerdmans, , Patterson and Hermann J.

1: unity, first, oneness, beginning

Zondervan, , Barr also lists four, seven, ten, and twelve as numbers used symbolically by John. Zondervan, , 4: Zuck Basic Bible Interpretation [Wheaton: A three-ply cord cannot be cut.

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The Book of Numbers is the fourth book of the Hebrew Bible, and the fourth of five books of the The Israelites begin the journey, but they "murmur" at the hardships along the way, and about the authority of Moses and Aaron. For these acts. A Journey into Biblical Numbers is a great addition to your biblical resource library. Great for Bible study class! Great for personal ministry use. You will also.

Pope goes on to provide examples of the use of the number three in Akkadian, Egyptian and Hebrew literature. Brinkman, Miguel Civil, Ignace J. Leo Oppenheim, and Erica Reiner; Chicago: The Oriental Institute, , Harvard University Press, ; Gerhard F. Hasel, The Remnant Berrien Springs: Leupold Exposition of Genesis [Grand Rapids: Likewise, the boundaries of Gilead may have extended further in the patriarchal period so as to be nearer Damascus. If the numbers involved are purely literary devices, they could intend something other than shorter and longer periods of time.

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A Journey into Biblical Numbers

About the Author Raymond Brown was formerly principal of Spurgeon's College in London, England, and he has also served in several pastorates. Bible Speaks Today Book 5 Paperback: Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review.

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Brown has written a great little commentary on Numbers, the fourth book of the Pentateuch. The author combines exegetical insight with practical challenges and applications. His exposition is lighter on textual exegesis and heavier on the theological implications of the text, but this is a commentary on The Message of Numbers.

Brown's penchant for an organized analysis First, Secondly, Thirdly So, the objections of Aaron and Miriam leveled against Moses were ethnic, vocational and domestic , with the third being quite speculative. In general Brown's work is a welcome addition to commentaries on this lesser known book of the Hebrew Bible.

He covers key issues and themes of the book and provides good insight into its teaching as well as helpful applications along the way. His emphasis on community is refreshing. Unfortunately, less emphasis is given to rhetorical features and genre. I would recommend this book for any early learner of this book or one who wants a refreshing re-read of the insightful book of Numbers.

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