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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 19

In Num 17, the Lord is going to settle the issue of who is called and who is not once and for all. Yehovah told the sons of Israel to bring a rod for each of the father’s households, twelve

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 18

In this rebellion, everyone had heard God speak with Moses and Aaron. Why would Korah and the others rebel against them? Our outward actions reflect our inner turmoil. The lack of spiritual and psychological wholeness will cause quarrels and arguments

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 17

Our next portion is called “Korach” (Korah) and it goes from Num 16.1 to 18.22. This portion is called “The Machloket (controversy) of Korach.” He is the cousin of Moses and Aaron and this portion is also called “The Great

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 16

We were going to touch on several concepts before we move on in our study. The first concept we will be looking into is who Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, really was. The the other concept is women and the

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 15

In Num 15.17-21 we have the Law of the Challah. It says, “When you enter the land” and again it was said to bring the people hope. They would be going into the land eventually, despite the Ten Scouts incident

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 14

Israel said they wanted to die in the wilderness in Num 14.2, and that is what they got in Num 14.29. Jewish tradition says the day of the bad report was the Ninth of Av. It seems that anything bad

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 13

God’s plan was to take the land “little by little” (Exo 23.30) and not all at once. It is the same with us in our spiritual walk. God does not turn us into a spiritual giant overnight, so we should

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 12

The next Torah portion is called “Shelach Lecha” which means “Send For Yourself.” It goes from Num 13.1 to 15.41. Throughout this portion, there is one concept that will stick out, and that concept is ‘Choices.” Israel will be given

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 11

Aaron and Miriam have been called before the Lord at the Ohel Moed because they were gossiping and talking about their brother Moses. Temporarily, they forgot their place, which is the opposite of humility. Moses had a higher kedusha that

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 10

The Lord is going to answer the first complaint of Moses in NUm 11.11-15 in verses 16-18. If Moses would have asked the question for help instead of complaining, it would have been done. We just can’t complain, we need

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 9

In Num 9.1-14 we have some very interesting passages about Passover. In the second year, the first month (of Nisan or Aviv) Yehovah spoke to Moses saying he wanted the sons of Israel to observe the Passover at its appointed

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 8

The next Torah portion is called “Beha’alotcha” which means “When You Go Up” (to light the Menorah) and it goes from Num 8.1 to 12.16. So, we are going to take a look at some concepts found in this Torah

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 7

We are going to go back to the Sotah ceremony in Num 5.11-31 to pick up some additional information. We are going to take a look at how this ceremony may have played a role in the life of Miriam,

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 6

Num 7.1-59 deals with the dedication of the Mishkan and the Altar. This portion is read at Chanukah because of the concept of “dedication” of the Temple and Altar. This portion also alludes to the 144,000 because each tribe is

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 5

Num 6.1-21 deals with the instruction of the Nazarite. Nazarite comes from the Hebrew word “nazair” meaning “consecrated” or “separated.” This is a voluntary separation from drinking wine, vinegar, grape juice or grapes. They are not to shave their head

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 4

One of the concepts we are going to see in Numbers is that it deals with the sins of the mouth. The proper use of speech is important. One example of this is found in Num 5.11-31 in what is

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 3

How these tribes were camped and their names will teach us about the Redemption. There were three tribes camped on the east. There was Issachar (my hiring, servant), Judah (praise) and Zebulon (to dwell). This teaches us that his star

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 2

Numbers 2 begins to tell us the story about the arrangement of the camp into four corps. Why is this important? Because we learn in Gen 1.2 that the natural state of creation was chaos, not order. The Torah tells

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Numbers-Part 1

We are going to study some overall concepts found in the Book of Numbers. In a Hebrew Bible, this book is called “B’Midbar” which means “In the Wilderness.” This book is also called “Chumash Ha Pekudim” or the “Book of

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts on the Name of God-Conclusion

The Yom Kippur war broke out on Oct 6, 1973. The Syrians invaded Israel in a surprise attack, although Israel was warned by Jordan it was coming but that warning fell on deaf ears. At 2 pm, everyone was in

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