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Book of Numbers in pictures - part 1

Key scenes in the book of Numbers.
Contributed by Wong Chim Yuen
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Israel’s first census. Numbers 1:1-54 <br/>(v1-2) On the fifteenth day of April in the second year after the Israelis left Egypt,  the Lord issued the following instructions to Moses … ‘Take a census of all the men twenty years old and older who are able to go to war, indicating their tribe and family.’ – Slide 1
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Passover at Mount Sinai. Numbers 9:1-5 <br/>(v1-3) God gave these instructions to Moses while he and the rest of the Israelis were on the Sinai peninsula, during the first month of the second year after leaving Egypt: ‘The people of Israel must celebrate the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month beginning in the evening.’ – Slide 2
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Leaving Mount Sinai. Numbers 10:11-35 <br/>(v11-12) The Cloud lifted from the Tabernacle on the twentieth day of the second month of the second year of Israel’s leaving Egypt; so the Israelites left the wilderness of Sinai, and followed the Cloud until it stopped in the wilderness of Paran. – Slide 3
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Moses chooses seventy elders. Numbers 11:16-26 <br/>(v16-17) Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Summon before me seventy of the leaders of Israel; bring them to the Tabernacle, to stand there with you. I will come down and talk with you there, and I will take of the Spirit which is on you and will put it upon them also; they shall bear the burden of the people along with you, so that you will not have the task alone.’ – Slide 4
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The Israelites eat quail. Numbers 11:31-35 <br/>(v31-34) The Lord sent a wind that brought quail from the sea and let them fall into the camp and all around it! As far as one could walk in a day in any direction, there were quail flying three or four feet above the ground. So, the people caught and killed quail all that day and through the night and all the next day too! ... But as everyone began eating the meat, the anger of the Lord rose against the people and He killed large numbers of them with a plague. So the name of that place was called, ‘The Place of the Graves Caused by Lust’ ... – Slide 5
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Miriam punished. Numbers 12:1-16 <br/>(v1) One day Miriam and Aaron were criticizing Moses because his wife was a Cushite woman, and they said, ‘Has the Lord spoken only through Moses? Hasn’t he spoken through us, too?’  <br/>(v10) As the Cloud moved from above the Tabernacle, Miriam suddenly became white with leprosy.  <br/>(v15) So Miriam was excluded from the camp for seven days, and the people waited until she was brought back in before they traveled again. – Slide 6
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Spies sent into Caanan. Numbers 13:1-33 <br/>(v1) God instructed Moses, ‘Send spies into the land of Canaan—the land I am giving to Israel; send one leader from each tribe.’ <br/>(v27-28) This was their report... ‘We arrived in the land you sent us to see, and it is indeed magnificent ... But the people living there are powerful, and their cities are fortified and very large; and what’s more, we saw Anakim giants there!’ <br/>(v30) But Caleb reassured the people as they stood before Moses. ‘Let us go up at once and possess it,’ he said, ‘for we are well able to conquer it!’ – Slide 7
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The Israelites complain. Numbers 14:1-45 <br/>(v1) Then all the people began weeping aloud, and they carried on all night. Their voices rose in a great chorus of complaint against Moses and Aaron. <br/>(v44-45) They went ahead into the hill country, despite the fact that neither the Ark nor Moses left the camp.  Then the Amalekites and the Canaanites who lived in the hills came down and attacked them and chased them to Hormah. – Slide 8
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The rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. Numbers 16:1-19 <br/>(v1-2) One day Korah conspired with Dathan and Abiram to incite a rebellion against Moses. Two hundred and fifty popular leaders, all members of the Assembly, were involved. <br/>(v6-7) Moses said, ‘You, Korah, and all those with you, take censers tomorrow and light them, and put incense upon them before the Lord, and we will find out whom the Lord has chosen.’ – Slide 9
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The rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. Numbers 16:23-37 <br/>(v28-31) Moses said, ‘By this you shall know that God has sent me to do all these things that I have done… if the Lord does a miracle and the ground opens up and swallows them and everything that belongs to them… then you will know that these men have despised the Lord.’ <br/>He had hardly finished speaking the words when the ground suddenly split open beneath them, and a great fissure swallowed them up, along with their tents and families and the friends who were standing with them, and everything they owned. – Slide 10
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The plague. Numbers  16:41-49 <br/>(v41-42) The very next morning all the people began muttering again against Moses and Aaron, saying, ‘You have killed the Lord’s people.’ <br/>Soon a great, sullen mob formed; suddenly, as they looked toward the Tabernacle, the Cloud appeared and the awesome glory of the Lord was seen. <br/>(v46) Moses said to Aaron, ‘Quick, take a censer and place fire in it from the altar; lay incense on it, and carry it quickly among the people and make atonement for them; for God’s anger has gone out among them—the plague has already begun.’ – Slide 11
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Aaron’s staff. Numbers 17:1-9 <br/>(v6-8) Moses gave the instructions to the people, and each of the twelve chiefs (including Aaron) brought him a rod. He put them before the Lord in the inner room of the Tabernacle, and when he went in the next day, he found that Aaron’s rod, representing the tribe of Levi, had budded and was blossoming, and had ripe almonds hanging from it! – Slide 12
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The water at Meribar. Numbers 20:1-12 <br/>(v2-3) There was not enough water to drink at that place, so the people again rebelled against Moses and Aaron. A great mob formed, and they held a protest meeting. <br/>(v9-10) So Moses did as instructed. He took the rod from the place where it was kept before the Lord; then Moses and Aaron summoned the people to come and gather at the rock; and he said to them, ‘Listen, you rebels! Must we bring you water from this rock?’ – Slide 13
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The water at Meribar. Numbers 20:1-12 <br/>(v11) Then Moses lifted the rod and struck the rock twice, and water gushed out; and the people and their cattle drank. – Slide 14
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