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September 24, 2007 The Wilderness Wandering and Second Giving of the Law 1. Overview of the Narrative a. At Mount Sinai (numbers 1-10) (P material) b. Wanderings in the wilderness and missteps (numbers 11-20) c. Beginning of conquest (numbers 21-31) d. Second giving of the law (Deuteronomy 1-31) 2. the Book of Numbers a. title i. known as numbers due to the two census at the beginning and end 1. census of how many men are old enough to go to war a. 603,000 at beginning b. important points of the narrative i. the period 1. 11 chapters covers 40 years a. First few books only covered 11 months ii. time of complaint and punishment 1. food supplies: manna and the quails (ch. 11) a. manna: residue on the ground was collected and baked into a kind of bread b. become tired of manna; want meat c. God sends quail and then a plague 2. Moses’ authority (ch. 12) a. His sister questions his authority-God gives her leperacy 3. refusal to trust: spies and decision to attack (ch. 13-14) a. send spies into Cannan
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course RELI 103 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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