Commentary on Numbers 27:12-23

Notes (NET Translation) 12 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go up this mountain of the Abarim range, and see the land I have given to the Israelites. 13 When you have seen it, you will be gathered to your ancestors, as Aaron your brother was gathered to his ancestors. 14 For in the wilderness …

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Commentary on Numbers 27:1-11

Notes (NET Translation) 1 Then the daughters of Zelophehad son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh of the families of Manasseh, the son Joseph came forward. Now these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. The reader was introduced to the five …

Commentary on Numbers 26

Notes (NET Translation) 1 After the plague the LORD said to Moses and to Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, 2 "Take a census of the whole community of Israelites, from twenty years old and upward, by their clans, everyone who can serve in the army of Israel." 3 So Moses and Eleazar the priest …

Commentary on Numbers 25

Notes (NET Translation) 1 When Israel lived in Shittim, the people began to commit sexual immorality with the daughters of Moab. The Hebrew word [bassittim, Shittim] has the definite article, and so means "the acacias." The full name is given in 33:49 as Abelshittim ("acacia meadows"). This was the site on the plains of Moab …

Numbers 24:20-25

Notes (NET Translation) 20 Then Balaam looked on Amalek and delivered this oracle: "Amalek was the first of the nations, but his end will be that he will perish." Both Saul and David defeated the Amalekites (1 Sam 14:48; 15:1-33; 27:8; 30:1-31; 2 Sam 8:12) and they were destroyed in the days of Hezekiah (1 …

Commentary on Numbers 24:14-19

Notes (NET Translation) 14 And now, I am about to go back to my own people. Come now, and I will advise you as to what this people will do to your people in the future." The Hebrew phrase translated "in the future" (beaharit hayyamim) is in itself ambiguous in that it can refer simply …

Commentary on Numbers 23:27-24:13

Notes (NET Translation) 23:27 Balak said to Balaam, "Come, please; I will take you to another place. Perhaps it will please God to let you curse them for me from there." 23:28 So Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, that looks toward the wilderness. The "top of Peor" is later known as the …