Commentary on Numbers 18

Notes (NET Translation) 1 The LORD said to Aaron, “You and your sons and your tribe with you must bear the iniquity of the sanctuary, and you and your sons with you must bear the iniquity of your priesthood. Only in this chapter (see vv. 1, 8, 20) and in Leviticus 10:8–11 are instructions given…

Commentary on Numbers 17

Notes (NET Translation) 1 The LORD spoke to Moses: 2 “Speak to the Israelites, and receive from them a staff from each tribe, one from every tribal leader, twelve staffs; you must write each man’s name on his staff. Each staff symbolizes the entire tribe and its authority. These may be staffs of office (Gen…

The Enfield Poltergeist And Skepticism

The Enfield Poltergeist And Skepticism Here’s a link to each part in the series, followed by a description of some of what’s contained in each part: What The Enfield Poltergeist Tells Us About Skeptics (Introduction. Recommended resources. The origins of the poltergeist. How long it lasted.) The Enfield Poltergeist: General Skepticism (Part 1) (Analysis of…

Commentary on Numbers 16

Notes (NET Translation) 1 Now Korah son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth, who were Reubenites, took men 2 and rebelled against Moses, along with some of the Israelites, 250 leaders of the community, chosen from the assembly,…

Commentary on Numbers 15:37-41

Notes (NET Translation) 37 The LORD spoke to Moses: 38 “Speak to the Israelites and tell them to make tassels for themselves on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and put a blue thread on the tassel of the corners. Deut 22:12 specifies a tassel at each corner of the square outer garment.…

Commentary on Numbers 15:32-36

Notes (NET Translation) 32 When the Israelites were in the wilderness they found a man gathering wood on the Sabbath day. Many commentators think this passage provides an example of a man sinning defiantly (vv 30-31). In my opinion, the plausibility of this suggestion depends on the meaning of the phrase “there was no clear…