21-23. Israel sent messengers unto Sihon--The rejection of their respectful and pacific message was resented--Sihon was discomfited in battle--and Israel obtained by right of conquest the whole of the Amorite dominions.
Bronze Snake from Lachish, Late Bronze Age
Number 21:9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.ARCHAEOLOGY
Ancient Standard with Two Snakes
Bronze Standard from Hazor showing the head of a goddess and two snakes.
The Tabernacle of Moses
The ancient Tabernacle of Moses illustration with the curtain fence, the bronze laver, the bronze altar, the holy place, and the badger skin covering. (Click to Enlarge)
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