Numbers Chapter 3 Discussion

  • 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.
  • D Uwiringiyimana on Numbers 3 - 2 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.
  • 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?
  • Anonymous on Numbers 3 - 9 years ago
  • 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.

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