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Numbers 29

1 - "'In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no regular work: it is a day of blowing of trumpets to you.

2 - You shall offer a burnt offering for a pleasant aroma to The LORD: one young bull, one ram, seven male lambs a year old without defect;

3 - and their meal offering, fine flour mixed with oil, three tenths for the bull, two tenths for the ram,

4 - and one tenth for every lamb of the seven lambs;

5 - and one male goat for a sin offering, to make atonement for you;

6 - besides the burnt offering of the new moon, and its meal offering, and the continual burnt offering and its meal offering, and their drink offerings, according to their ordinance, for a pleasant aroma, an offering made by fire to The LORD.

7 - "'On the tenth day of this seventh month you shall have a holy convocation. You shall afflict your souls. You shall do no kind of work;

8 - but you shall offer a burnt offering to the LORD for a pleasant aroma: one young bull, one ram, seven male lambs a year old; all without defect;

9 - and their meal offering, fine flour mixed with oil, three tenths for the bull, two tenths for the one ram,

10 - one tenth for every lamb of the seven lambs:

11 - one male goat for a sin offering; besides the sin offering of atonement, and the continual burnt offering, and its meal offering, and their drink offerings.

12 - "'On the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do no regular work. You shall keep a feast to the LORD seven days.

13 - You shall offer a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to The LORD: thirteen young bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old; all without defect;

14 - and their meal offering, fine flour mixed with oil, three tenths for every bull of the thirteen bulls, two tenths for each ram of the two rams,

15 - and one tenth for every lamb of the fourteen lambs;

16 - and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its meal offering, and its drink offering.

17 - "'On the second day you shall offer twelve young bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without defect;

18 - and their meal offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance;

19 - and one male goat for a sin offering; besides the continual burnt offering, with its meal offering and their drink offerings.

20 - "'On the third day eleven bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without defect;

21 - and their meal offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance;

22 - and one male goat for a sin offering; besides the continual burnt offering, and its meal offering, and its drink offering.

23 - "'On the fourth day ten bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without defect;

24 - their meal offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance;

25 - and one male goat for a sin offering; besides the continual burnt offering, its meal offering, and its drink offering.

26 - "'On the fifth day nine bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without defect;

27 - and their meal offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance;

28 - and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, and its meal offering, and its drink offering.

29 - "'On the sixth day eight bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without defect;

30 - and their meal offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance;

31 - and one male goat for a sin offering; besides the continual burnt offering, its meal offering, and the drink offerings of it.

32 - "'On the seventh day seven bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without defect;

33 - and their meal offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance;

34 - and one male goat for a sin offering; besides the continual burnt offering, its meal offering, and its drink offering.

35 - "'On the eighth day you shall have a solemn assembly: you shall do no regular work;

36 - but you shall offer a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, of a pleasant aroma to The LORD: one bull, one ram, seven male lambs a year old without defect;

37 - their meal offering and their drink offerings for the bull, for the ram, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the ordinance:

38 - and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, with its meal offering, and its drink offering.

39 - "'You shall offer these to the LORD in your set feasts, besides your vows, and your freewill offerings, for your burnt offerings, and for your meal offerings, and for your drink offerings, and for your peace offerings.'"

40 - Moses told the children of Israel according to all that the LORD commanded Moses.


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The Book of Numbers

Numbers 14:14 - And they will tell [it] to the inhabitants of this land: [for] they have heard that thou LORD [art] among this people, that thou LORD art seen face to face, and [that] thy cloud standeth over them, and [that] thou goest before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.

The Old Testament - A Brief Overview

Bible Survery - Numbers
Hebrew Name - Bemidhbar "in the wilderness"
Greek Name - Numbers "numberings"
Author - Moses
Date - From 1490-1451 BC Approximately
Theme - The Journey to the Promised Land
Types and Shadows - In Numbers Jesus is the Pillar of Cloud by Day and the Pillar of Fire by Night

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Photo of the Sinai Wilderness

Summary of The Book of Numbers

The book of Numbers takes its name from the account of the census that happened two times among the congregation of Israel in Numbers 1-4 and Numbers 26. The Greek title was used even though there is really no connection with the "numberings." The original Hebrew title which means "in the wilderness," is much more accurate, because the book of Numbers is it's really an accurate history of the events that happened during the period of wandering in the wilderness and not necessarily a book about statistics. The book of Numbers seems to follow naturally after the book of Leviticus in the order of the books of Moses in the Old Testament. After the children of Israel received the laws at Mount Sinai, they began the journey as described in the book of Exodus, and they were ready to march directly into the land of Canaan. The book of Numbers reveals how the children of Israel became prepared, and went to various trials, and how they were sinful in not trusting the Lord. Their sinful ways resulted in 37 years of wandering through the harsh wilderness. The book of Numbers concludes with the children of Israel once again at the edge of the land of Canaan, where they received instructions for the conquest of Canaan and the division of the land.

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The principle divisions of the book are as follows:

Outline of the Book of Numbers

1) The preparation for the departure from Sinai (1:1-10:10). The events described here took place in nineteen days. In this time a census was taken of all men who were over twenty and who could serve in military efforts (1-4). The total obtained was 603,550 (1:46). This would indicate that the total population of the group was probably near three million. The census was followed by the cleansing and blessing of the congregation (5-6), the offering of gifts from the various tribes (7), the consecration of the Levites (8) and the observance of the Passover at Sinai (9:1-14).

2 ) The journey from Sinai to Kadesh-barnea (10:11-14:45). This section includes the account of the coming of the quail (11), the rebellion against Moses by Miriam and Aaron (12), and the fateful mission of the spies (13, 14).

3) The wanderings of the desert wilderness (15-19). As noted above, this covered a period of thirty-seven years, from the end of the second to the beginning of the fortieth year in the wilderness. Ch. 15 includes various laws and a record of capital punishment for Sabbath breaking. The rebellion of Korah (ch. 16) and the budding of Aaron's rod (ch. 17) are also mentioned here.

4 ) The history of the last year, from the second arrival of the Israelites at Kadesh till they reach "the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho" (20-36: 13). Notable sections of this are the story of Balaam (22:2-24:25), the zeal of Phinehas (ch. 25), the second census (26:1-51) , instructions for dividing the land (26:52-27: 11), the appointment of Joshua as Moses' successor (27: 12-23), various laws concerning offerings and vows ( 28-30 ), the war with Midian (ch. 31), the settlement of the tribes east of the Jordan (ch. 32), a review of the locations at which Israel had camped during their wanderings (33: 1-49), more instructions concerning the conquest and division of Canaan (33:50-34:29 ), the appointment of the cities of refuge (ch. 35) and instructions concerning the marriage of land-owning Israelite women (ch. 36).

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