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  • GiGi on Numbers 3 - 1 year ago
    Numbers Chapter 3

    This chapter addresses the role of the Levites before the Lord. The descendants of Aaron are listed. Two of his sons were killed for bringing strange fire before the Lord. Lev. 10:1-2(Nadab and Abihu). This left Eleazar and Ithamar. These two served Aaron in his High Priest duties and were taught by Aaron what would be expected of them when they served as High Priest. They served as priest before the Lord with Aaron and after Aaron died.

    Then God told Moses to assemble all of the tribe of Levi before Him, noting that these males were His, as He spared the first born from the death of the first born in Egypt, God determined that firstborn males are set apart for Him, but he chose to have all males of the tribe of Levi be redeemed unto him in place of the first born males of the other tribes.

    These Levite males were assigned to the service of Aaron's descendants. Levi had three sons: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. The descendants of these three sons were all given to the Lord's service. Each of the clans of Levi had specific duties to do concerning the care and transport of the tabernacle and all of its furnishings. So, I do not think that any Levite could cross over and do the job of one from another Levite clan. They most likely had to stick to what was assigned to their clan by the Lord.

    The Gershonites were to camp on the west side of the tabernacle; the Kohathites camped on the south side; the Merariites camped on the north side. Moses and Aaron and their sons, camped on the east side to guard the entrance of the tent of meeting.

    The Levite males were numbered and there were 22,000. The first born males of the other 11 tribes were numbered and there were 22,273. Since there were more first born non-Levites than Levites, the heads of the 11 tribes needed to pay a specified amount to the Levites to redeem these sons over 22,000. (273)

    Moses' sons were not singled out like Aaron's sons were, but most likely were numbered with the Levites.
  • T. Levis - In Reply on Mark 15 - 2 years ago
    There was 1st a Priesthood in: Genesis 14:18,

    Another priesthood established after 400+ yrs of captivity of Israel in Egypt. Established in Exodus 28:1, described & defined & detailed in; Exodus 28, Ex. 29, Ex. 30, Ex. 31, Ex. 35, Ex. 38, Ex. 39, Ex. 40, Leviticus 1, note the Name, Aaron being in the Levi lineage= Exodus 2:1, Numbers 26:59, if you want to study the laws of the Priesthood all the chapters of Leviticus, I recommend.

    Numbers 3:1-45, clarified who was allowed to be in the Priesthood. Note: Numbers 3:32, Numbers 4, breaks down duties of each family, within that tribe, separated by GOD specifically, Numbers 3:12-13, Numbers 3:41, Deuteronomy also describe the duties. This continued through the book of Joshua. King David & king Solomon, re-established the Levitical Priests; 1Chronicles 6:10, then again at the return of the Babylonian captivity re-established by Ezra, Nehemiah, Haggai, & all Israel that returned.

    Therefore by these recorded accounts it appears the priesthood that existed during the moment your referring to in Mark 15, were traditional heirs of the priesthood as established, in Exodus. Respected & upheld by Jesus himself= Matthew 8:4, Mark 1:44, Luke 5:14,

    Please read Isaiah 53, Zechariah 13:6, John 18:35,

    Interestingly in: Luke 1:5, Luke 2, Hebrews 5, Hebrews 6, Jesus Our High Priest.

    They swayed Pilate, Matthew 27:24, Mark 15:15, Luke 23:4-23, John 19:8-15, yet GOD ordained it & Christ allowed it, John 10:17,

    I find it useful to read & study many Books of the Bible to answer my questions within one part of another Book.

    Hopefully these are helpful & fully answer your questions
  • Mishael - In Reply - 2 years ago
    BECAUSE IT SAYS: the Firstborn OF Pharaoh

    Exodus 11:5 View whole chapter

    And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.

    Exodus 12:29 View whole chapter

    And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.

    Exodus 13:15 View whole chapter

    And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the LORD slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the matrix, being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.

    Numbers 3:13 View whole chapter

    Because all the firstborn are mine; for on the day that I smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I hallowed unto me all the firstborn in Israel, both man and beast: mine shall they be: I am the LORD.
  • Chris - In Reply - 2 years ago
    Hi Carl. You can have a look at Exodus 28:1 and Numbers 3:2.
  • Earl Bowman - 3 years ago

    Numbers 3:13 Because all the firstborn are mine; for on the day that I smote all the firstborn of Egypt I hallowed unto me all the firstborn in Israel, both man and beast: mine shall they be: I am the Lord.

    Hebrews 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the FIRSTBORN ....

    Exodus 22:29 Thou shall not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons thou shall give unto me.

    We are the tithe unto God.
  • D Uwiringiyimana on Numbers 3 - 3 years ago
    i have a question what is the shorts bible in the bilbe
  • Hello on Numbers 3 - 3 years ago
    what a scripture mercy
  • Junho Lee on Numbers 3 - 3 years ago
    7500(3:22)+8600(3:28)+6200(3:34)=22300, however 3:39 said the total number was 22000.

    It was wondered whether the 300 discrepancy could be caused from Levites were died during the census as commited idol worship of Gold calf or an inherent miscount.
  • Chris - In Reply on Psalms 8 - 3 years ago
    I think you're referring the tribe of Levi. If so, Levi was a son of Jacob, who was also called Israel ( Genesis 32:28). You can see the names of Israel's other sons in Exodus 1:1-5. And then we read of Levi's sons in Exodus 6:16-19 and all these were appointed by God to serve Him in the Tabernacle ( Numbers 3:5-10), while the other sons of Israel had other appointments throughout their journeyings towards the Promised Land.
  • BSP on Numbers 3 - 6 years ago
    Verse 13~Jehovah God made it known that the firstborn really belonged to him. This would impress upon the Israelites the seriousness of raising their children in the ways of Jehovah God.
  • Donald iwen on Numbers 3:4 - 9 years ago
    Femtech see Lev. 10:1,2.
  • Femtech on Numbers 3:4 - 9 years ago
    What is the meaning of strange fire in the book of numbers 3:4 and where to locate it in the bible?
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  • At Havenga on Numbers 3 - 10 years ago
    If you looking at the explanation of Matthew Henrys commentary about Numbers 3 verse40 51 a striking thing appeared. Verse 50 ,Of the firstborn of the children of Israel he took the money 1365 ,after the she shekel of the sanctuary Now if you read Heb 8 v 2 A minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord pitched and not man.If you took the 1365 and split it up, you get 1 for 1000 and 365 a year this 1000 year.In REV 20 the 1000 year is explained by John .Reading 2 Peter 3 v 8 do not let this one fact escape you beloved that one day is as thousand years and a thousand year as one day .So 1000 is THE DAY OFF THE LORD and John and Peter and Moses used the sacred scripture.
  • Thomas montgomery on Revelation 13:10 - 11 years ago
    Revelation 13:10 is a prophecy concerning the Papacy, in 1798 Napoleons General Berthier took the Pope Pius VI captive where he died in captivity, thus fulfilling the 1260 year "or 3 and 1/2 year reign of the Papacy" in Ezekiel 4:6 and numbers 3:4, GOD gives a year for a day concerning bible time prophecy.

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