The number from the tribe of Reuben was 46

The number from the tribe of Reuben was 46 - God, like the...

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Devin Berry Early Old Testament April 9, 2008 The tribe of Numbers 1 Numbers 26 Reuben 46,500 43,730 Simeon 59,300 22,200 Gad 45,650 40,500 Judah 74,600 76,500 Issachar 54,400 64,300 Zebulun 57,400 60,500 Ephraim 40,500 32,500 Manasseh 32,200 52,700 Benjamin 35,400 45,600 Dan 62,700 64,400 Asher 41,500 53,400 Naphtali 53,400 45,400 603,550. 601,730 One reason that I think many of the tribes had a drop in number is because prior to the second census there was a plague. The Tribe of Reuben lost some men because fire devoured 250 men as a warning sign after Korah’s rebellion. There is also a rebellion at Kadesh and one at Moab. Some of the groups had men put to death for offenses against
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Unformatted text preview: God, like the Sabbath breaker. Other people may have just died from being out in the dessert for so long. Other tribes were fruitful and multiplied more than others, as God had told man to. In the tribe of Manasseh, one of the descendants only had daughters, which allowed for more opportunities to multiply. I think by having these two census and the rebellions God is showing that the people who rebel will be affected but there are still ways to bounce back and that they will not forever be punished....
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