Just as Strong (Numbers 26:1 – 27:11)

God instructed Moses to carry out a census of the men of Israel old enough to go to war.  After counting Israel by tribe, there was determined to be 601,730 men of fighting age.  It was determined that the larger tribes would receive a larger inheritance, and the smaller tribes a smaller inheritance.  The Levites... Continue Reading →

King Sihon Defeated (Numbers 21:21 – 32)

Sihon, the king of the Amorites, refused Israel's passage through the land of the Amorites.  He mustered an army against Israel at Jahaz.  Israel defeated Sihon by the sword, and took possession of the land from the Arnon to the Jabbok.  Israel took the cities and dwelled in them, especially the city of Heshbon and... Continue Reading →

The Bronze Serpent (Numbers 21:4 – 20)

When Israel left Mt. Hor they went around the land of Edom.  The people became very discouraged, and spoke against God and Moses.  The complained of no water or food.  In response, God sent serpents among the people, and many died from the poisonous bites.  The people then came to Moses, repentant for their complaining... Continue Reading →

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