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Unformatted text preview: The Wilderness Wandering and Second Giving of the Law I. Overview of the Narrative-At Mount Sinai (Numbers 1-10) (P material)- Wanderings in the Wilderness and Missteps (Numbers 11-20)-End up in Kadesh-barnea-Beginning of Conquest (Numbers 21-31)-Second giving of the Law (Deuteronomy 1-31) II. The Book of Numbers A. Title (2 censuses taken where number men of Israel) a. Called so because of census taken of all children of Israel- all men 20 years and older able to go to war, 600,000 + b. Ch. 20 another census taken B. Important points of the narrative a. The period i. Ch.10-20 take 40 years b. Time of complaint and punishment i. Israel’s people complain and do something wrong and God punishes them. 1. Food supplies: manna and the quails (Ch. 11) a. Called manna- “what is this?” manhu 2. Moses’ authority (Ch. 12) a. People question Moses’ position b. Miriam complains, God strikes her with leprosy (later takes it away) 3. Refusal to trust: spies and decision to attack (Chs. 13- 14) a. God tells Moses to send 12 spies to Canaan. b. Reports of Nephilim there. Doubt whether they can take the land, except Caleb. c. Stay out of promised land an additional 40 years (whole generation) 4. Disobedience to Law (Ch. 15) a. Man gathering sticks on Sabbath- gets stoned to death....
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- Fall '07
- Israelites, Moses, Promised Land, Moses B. Points, accurate- oral tradition