Commentary on Numbers 32

Notes (NET Translation) 1 Now the Reubenites and the Gadites possessed a very large number of cattle. When they saw that the lands of Jazer and Gilead were ideal for cattle, 2 the Gadites and the Reubenites came and addressed Moses, Eleazar the priest, and the leaders of the community. They said, 3 "Ataroth, Dibon, …

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Commentary on Numbers 31

Notes (NET Translation) 1 The LORD spoke to Moses: 2 "Exact vengeance for the Israelites on the Midianites – after that you will be gathered to your people." Moses is to now execute the command originally given by the Lord in 25:16-18 after the Midianites' seduction of Israel at Baal Peor (Num 25). The root …

Commentary on Numbers 30

Notes (NET Translation) 1 Moses told the leaders of the tribes concerning the Israelites, "This is what the LORD has commanded: 2 If a man makes a vow to the LORD or takes an oath of binding obligation on himself, he must not break his word, but must do whatever he has promised. Vows either …

Commentary on Numbers 28

Notes (NET Translation) 1 The LORD spoke to Moses: Much of the material in Num 28-29 has been treated earlier in the Pentateuch in one form or another (Ex 29:38-42; Lev 1-7; 23; Num 15:1-16). [T]he central concern of these chapters is quite different: it prescribes the type and number of sacrifices that must be …

Science. It Works. #8

NOTE: the purpose of posts in the "Science. It Works." series is intentionally ambiguous Papers Based on Misidentified Cell Lines Top 32,000 Cell line misidentification is rampant throughout biomedical research, and a new analysis quantifies its impact on the scientific literature, finding more than 32,000 papers used lines with no known original stock. "In this …