Text of Meaningful Structure of the Five Books of Moses
Meaningful Structure of the Five Books of Moses
Interlude apostasy Why? Who? How? Lev 11-15 unclean be holy Lev 17-20 Lev 1-7 offerings holy sacrifice Lev 22 Where?When? 7 holy times Lev 23 Exo 35-40 Tabernacle built Where?When? Exo 25-31 Tabernacle planned holy sabbaths Lev 25 Exo 32-34 golden calf event blasphemer stoned Lev 24 What? blessings, curses, & vows Lev 26-27 Exo 20-24 Ten Words & the Sinai Covenant Gods grace Gen 1-50 before Moses Exo 14-17 going to Sinai rebellion rebellion leaving Sinai + 38 years Num 11-20 Exo 12-13 Passover salvation Exo 5-11 Pharaoh opposition salvation bronze snake, red heifer Num 21 opposition Balaam Num 22-25 Exo 3-4 Moses leader leader Joshua Num 26-27 Exo 1-2 Israel in slavery Israel free to inherit Num 28-36 Day of Atonements Lev 16 Lev 8-10 priests ordained What? priests kept holy Lev 21 God prepares Israel to leave Sinai Num 1 -10 Exo 18-19 Israel prepares to meet God at Sinai Gods grace in the ministry of Moses Deu 1-34 Torah Epilogue Torah Prelude The Heart of the Torah The Context of the Torah Exodus Leviticus Numbers Exodus Genesis Deuter- onomy
30 days mourning ? ? ? ? ? 1 st ? one year 14 th ? Meribah Moses sins Aaron dies bronze snake travel around Moab & Edom defeat of Sihon and Og Balaam the sin of Baal Peor Midianite War Second Census Moses dies Miriam dies arrive at Kadesh Passover in Canaan camp at Gilgal cross Jordan year ? ? 30 days mourning Deuteronomy preached ? 10 th ? 1 st
grumbling occurs 3x on the way to Sinai (a) about the bitter waters at Marah (b) about the lack of food in the desert of Sin (c) about no water at all at Rephidim !wl = grumble grumble occurs 15x in the Old Testament, 14 with Israels traveling to & from Mt. Sinai grumbling occurs 3 times on the way from Sinai (C) when the spies returned from Canaan (B) when Korah and friends rebelled (A) when Aaron challenged
it appears on the way from Egypt to Sinai > > > (1) God gains glory for himself at the crossing of the Red Sea (2) God threatens the complainers at Marah with the plagues of Egypt (3) God shines his glory before sending manna in the desert of Sin (4) God reveals himself above the rock providing water at Rephidim it appears on the way from Sinai to the Promised Land (5) after the people adopt the bad report of ten of the twelve spies (6) before the earth swallowed up Korah and his rebellious allies (7) after the people openly challenged Aarons priesthood (8) at Meribah before Moses and Aaron disobeyed hwhy dbk = Glory of the LORD
KADESH Moses intercedes- children to inherit- defeat at Hormah KADESH Moses & Aaron plead- Earth swallows leaders- fire kills 250 supporters KADESH Plague strikes - Aaron makes atonement Aarons staff buds Main Events GRUMBLING after leaving Sinai God s glory appears Korah & others rebell many people die spies report Gods glory appears better go back to Egypt! against Moses & Aaron stone Moses & Aaron You have gone too far! you killed the Lords people! Numbers 13 & 14 Numbers 16:1-35 Numbers 16:41 to 17:11 against Moses & Aaron Location Problem Target Quotable quote God's response Resolution of the problem Text
Numbers 11 & 12 (1) at Taberah Moses intercedes as the people complain about hardships (2) at Kibroth Hataavah the rabble loathe manna, are given quail & plague; Moses despairs as leader, but God pours out his Spirit on seventy (3) at Hazaroth Miriam and Aaron criticize Moses wife Moses intercedes for a Miriam whom God strikes with leprosy (1) laws on offerings given (2) a sabbath-breaker is stoned (3) Israel commanded to wear tassels as memorials Eleazar hammers the censers left behind by the 250 followers of Korah Dathan and Abiram into a covering for the altar of sacrifice. (1) Israel despairs, (2) Priestly duties and offerings are spelled out (3) The water of cleaning (red heifer) is authorized Interludes between main events after leaving Sinai Numbers 15 Numbers 16:36-40 Numbers 17:12-13 &, chs. 18 & 19 Departure of Gods Army on the march from Mt. Sinai to conquer Canaan GRUMBLING in Kadesh over the Report of the Twelve Spies GRUMBLING in Kadesh by Korah, Dathan, Abiram and the 250 leaders The first generation dies in the wilderness around Kadesh GRUMBLING in Kadesh after the death of the rebels
Exodus 33:1 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Leave this place, you and the people you brought up out of Egypt, and go up to the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to your descendants.'
Numbers 11:1 Now the people complained about their hardships in the hearing of the LORD, and when he heard them his anger was aroused. Then fire from the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp So that place was called Taberah... TABERAH
Numbers 20:23,24 At Mount Hor, near the border of Edom, the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, " Aaron will be gathered to his people. He will not enter the land I give the Israelites, because both of you rebelled against my command at 'the waters of Meribah.
Numbers 21:4-6 But the people grew impatient on the way; they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the desert? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food! Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died.
Numbers 21:8,9 The LORD said to Moses, "Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live. So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, he lived.
John 3:14-16 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Numbers 22:1,3,4,6 Then the Israelites traveled to the plains of Moab and camped along the Jordan across from Jericho. and Moab was terrified because there were so many people. So Balak son of Zippor, who was king of Moab at that time, sent messengers to summon Balaam son of Beor, who was at Pethor, near the River, in his native land. Balak said: Now come and put a curse on these peopl e, because they are too powerful for me.
Numbers 22:7 The elders of Moab and Midian left, taking with them the fee for divination. When they came to Balaam, they told him what Balak had said. Numbers 22:12 But God said to Balaam, "Do not go with them. You must not put a curse on those people, because they are blessed."
Numbers 22:15-17 Then Balak sent other princes, more numerous and more distinguished than the first. "This is what Balak son of Zippor says: 'Do not let anything keep you from coming to me, because I will reward you handsomely and do whatever you say.'"
Numbers 22:20 That night God came to Balaam and said, "Since these men have come to summon you, go with them, but do only what I tell you."
2 Peter 2:15,16 Balaam son of Beor, who loved the wages of wickedness. But he was rebuked for his wrongdoing by a donkey- - a beast without speech-- who spoke with a man's voice and restrained the prophet's madness. Numbers 22:22 But God was very angry when he went, and the angel of the LORD stood in the road to oppose him.