We finish the book of Numbers and begin the New Testament book of Mark.
The wanderings of the children of Israel from Egypt to Sinai, and the borders established by God.
Vows taken by men and women. The Midianite war and its aftermath. The Reubenites and Gadites have a surprising request.
Today we find out that Moses will have the same fate as Aaron – he won’t be entering the promised land, just as God had told him.
Balaam prophesies again, Israel sins with Moabite women, and a second census is required.
Among other events today, a donkey speaks!
God confirms Aaron as His choice as priest, Moses and Aaron get in trouble with God, and He makes a surprising ruling.
Opposition and defiance.
Today we learn why the children of Israel wandered in the desert for forty years.
The Lord gives marching orders, the Israelites complain that they are tired of manna, Aaron and his wife oppose Moses.