Commentary on Numbers 7

Notes (NET Translation) 1 When Moses had completed setting up the tabernacle, he anointed it and consecrated it and all its furnishings, and he anointed and consecrated the altar and all its utensils. The dedication of the tabernacle took place on the first day of the first month of the second year (Ex 40:17), a…

Book Recommendation: Medical Miracles

Back in September I linked to an article by an atheist doctor, Jacalyn Duffin, who confirmed a healing deemed miraculous by the Vatican. In the article she says she investigated over 1,400 miracle investigations by the Roman Catholic Church conducted between 1588 and 1999. For Christmas I received her Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints, and Healing…

Commentary on Numbers 6:22-27

Notes (NET Translation) 22 The LORD spoke to Moses: 23 “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is the way you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: The priests blessed the people on any number of occasions (e.g., Lev 9:22-23; 2 Chr 30:27). This priestly blessing is used in Jewish and Christian worship to…

Commentary on Numbers 6:1-21

Notes (NET Translation) 1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses: 2 “Speak to the Israelites, and tell them, ‘When either a man or a woman takes a special vow, to take a vow as a Nazirite, to separate himself to the LORD, 3 he must separate himself from wine and strong drink, he must drink…

Commentary on Numbers 5:11-31

Notes (NET Translation) 11 The LORD spoke to Moses: 12 “Speak to the Israelites and tell them, ‘If any man’s wife goes astray and behaves unfaithfully toward him, 13 and a man has sexual relations with her without her husband knowing it, and it is hidden that she has defiled herself, since there was no…

Commentary on Numbers 5:5-10

Notes (NET Translation) 5 Then the LORD spoke to Moses: 6 “Tell the Israelites, ‘When a man or a woman commits any sin that people commit, thereby breaking faith with the LORD, and that person is found guilty, 7 then he must confess his sin that he has committed and must make full reparation, add…

Commentary on Numbers 5:1-4

Notes (NET Translation) 1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses: The laws in chapters 5 and 6 are intended to prevent the camp from becoming ritually impure. Uncleanness is a most important concept in the Old Testament. Leviticus 11–15 are devoted to expounding its meaning, but it is hard for secularized Western man to grasp.…