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Numbers title in Hebrew

In the desert.


What is the book 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?

Leviticus covers only one month.
Numbers covers almost 39 years.


9 Rebellions of Numbers (KNOW ALL OF THEM)

The Rebellions:
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 because of no water (20:1-13).
8) Complaining for having to go around Edom (21:4-9).
9) Rebellion by sexual immorality with 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 separated to God for the time set by their vow.


What are the 70 known as?

The Sanhedrin.


Eldad and Medad - Numbers 11:26-30 (CRITICAL THINKING)

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.


The Journey from Sinai, and the Great Rebellion at Kadesh Barnea (9-10; 13-14). (CRITICAL THINKING)

Lesson to learn from this:
1) We must not secretly grieve at the gifts, graces, and usefulness of others. This was the error of John the Baptist’s disciples. They envied Christ's honor because it eclipsed the honor of their master. But John plainly told his disciples that, “He must become greater and I must become less.” (John 3:30)

2) Rarely does our anger achieve anything for the Kingdom. Our zeal must always be tempered with the meekness that comes from wisdom: “for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. (James 1:20).

3) We must not be quick to condemn and silence those that differ from us, as if they do not follow Christ because they do not follow him they way we do.


Name Numbers 12:3.

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


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!


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.


Name 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."


Name 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.


Name 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 cares that you can be bought; like Balaam could be.


What is the emphasis of the book of Deuteronomy?

Its emphasis is on the people rather than the priests. (contains large amounts of legal detail)


What two titles is Deuteronomy known by?

The translators of the Septuagint rendered the phrase “second law” or Deuteronomy. Its title in the Hebrew Bible is “These are the words”.


Who is the Author of Deuteronomy?



What is the structure of Deuteronomy?

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


8 purposes of Deuteronomy (KNOW SOME)

1) Covenant Renewal
2) A Successor for Moses
3) Preparation for Life in Canaan
4) Prophetic Fulfillment
5) Prophetic Predictions
6) Kingship
7) Exile & Restoration
8) The Prophet


What is the Decalogue?

10 commandments


Three themes of Deuteronomy

1. Israel
2. Israel's God
3. The Covenant which binds them together.


Name the Four Theologies of Deuteronomy

1) God is a Covenant-Making and Covenant-Keeping God. 
2) Monotheism.
3) Deuteronomic Humanitarianism.
4) Blessings and Curses.


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

The authors of the books of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, and 2 Kings weigh Israel's history against the background of Deuteronomy's instructions.


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.