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BIBL 104 STUDY GUIDE: MODULE 3 As you read this weeks textbook reading assignments, take notes in response to these questions and statements. This study guide will help you to prepare for your quiz. Harbin Chapter 8 1. Why does the book of Numbers begin with a census? It served not only to count the people but also to organize them the figures given are supposed to be the number of men who were able to go to war, and they reflect major military fighting units + the census would also provide a basis on which to divide the land (organized around 12 tribes) + the census also helped impress the original audience with the great work of Gods sustenance + another purpose of the census was to validate Gods sustaining for the entire forty-year period of wandering / (Numbered the tribe of Levi tribe of priests + divided into family groups for purposes of assigning the jobs of ministry) 2. What is a Nazirite? Samson would be a lifelong Nazirite - ***this is an exception *** / the Nazirite normally made a vow or promise associated with a request from God. There is no reason given for the specific requirements on the part of the Nazirite. While most vows lasted for a limited period of time, some Nazirites were under lifetime vows, including Samson, Samuel, and John the Baptist a noted NT example of a person taking short-term vows is the apostle Paul a Nazirite was a person who consecrated himself or herself for a particular purpose, that is, a special period of faithfulness normally this was for a short period of time and was accompanied by a vow or promise to God associated with this promise were 3 obligations (1) the Nazirite could not cut his hair for the period of the vow, 2) had to refrain from drinking wine and from eating anything made from grapes, and 3) was to avoid becoming unclean through touching dead bodies) 3. Why did the people refuse to go into the land after they reached Kadesh Barnea? As the people moved on north, Moses sent out an advance reconnaissance party consisting of 12 men the men reported it does flow with milk and honey, but report that they also saw a problem: the land was already occupied with strong people, and the cities were large and well fortified the majority saw no way to go up against the inhabitants of the land (except Joshua and Caleb) the people listened to the majority report and began to lament their terrible situation abandoning all hope, they cried to elect a new leader who would take them back to Egypt Moses pleads to God for the people With this judgment, the nation was to turn south and begin wandering (thought about continuing the conquest without God, but the Amalekites and Canaanites drove them back) 4. What was Korahs revolt? Sometime after this, there was another rebellion. This time it was headed by Korah, one of the Levites, along with several members of the tribe of Reuben and 250 others. As is often the case, there was a degree of truth in their case as of Reuben and 250 others.... View Full Document

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