February 22, 2012

53 - Time to move out of Sinai

Kathleen's thoughts

The Lord spoke to Moses in the tent of meeting in the Wilderness of Sinai. Moses was to take a census of the entire Israelite community by the clans and their ancestral houses, counting the names of every male one by one. You and Aaron are to register those who are 20 years old or more by their military divisions - everyone who can serve in Israel's army. A man from each tribe is to be with you, each one the head of his ancestral houses.

The descendants of Reuben, male of 20 years old or more 46,500
Simeon 59,300
Gad 45,650
Judah 79,600
Issachar 54,400
Zebulun 57,400
The descendants of Joseph
Ephraim 40,500
Manasseh 32,400
Benjamin 35,400
Dan 62,700
Asher 41,500
The descendants of Naphtail 53,400

These are the men Moses and Aaron resigered by their ancestral houses. All those registered numbered 603,550

The Levites were not registered as the Lord told Moses not too. They were to take care of the tabernacle of the testimony and its furnishings and everything in it. They are to transport the tabernacle and all its articles, take care of it, and camp around it.

The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron "The Israelites are to camp under their respective banners beside the flags of their ancestral houses. They are to camp around the tent of meeting at a distance from it.

God gave specific instructions to each tribe where to camp.

And so the journey from Sinai to Kadesh-Barnea begins
Numbers 10:11 During the second year, in the second month on the twentieth day of the month, the cloud was lifted up about the tabernacle of the testimony. 13. They set out for the first time according to the Lord's command through Moses.

The wind blows where it pleases, and youxhear its sound, but you don't know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.

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