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Numbers17:10 says 10 The Lord said to Moses, “Put back Aaron’s staff in front of the ark of the covenant law, to be kept as a sign to the rebellious. This will put an end to their grumbling against me, so that they will not die.” 11 Moses did just as the Lord commanded him. So we see here Moses placed the staff in front of the ark of the covenant. It was ...


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The simplest explanation is that the actual number is somewhere between 23,000 and 24,000. If an exact number was required in Numbers 25:9 then it is highly unlikely a head count would have come up with exactly 24,000 bodies. However, 24,000 is a very good round number. So is 23,000 as recorded in 1 Corinthians 10:8. Somewhere between 23 and 24 thousand ...


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1) It is possible, that those that died that very day amounted to 23000 and those that died in the following day(s) added 1000 more. 2) It could have been Paul not remembering the exact number. Because of my belief in the inspiration and inerrancy, I believe the 1st.


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I can only express my own opinion as the account is not specific regarding the question. It is stated that evil was done (verses 1-3). It is stated what the Lord said to Moses about the matter (verse 4) and what was to be done to the heads of the people (the translation quoted in the OP states 'chiefs' but other translations infer it was the actual heads of ...


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This text is being ignored in context. This has nothing to do with Jesus. The verse simply shows the contrast between deity and sinful humanity. The words "son of man" isn't a reference to Christ.


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In my church we interpret the Jeremiah reference to mean that the royal line of David will cease to rule any physical kingdom of this world. This has been fulfilled; no descendant of David now rules as a king in the geographical region known then as Judah. Jesus' kingdom is not of this world (He said so to Pilate), and so the passage does not prohibit Him ...


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My wife asked me a similar question. Having Moses speak God's commands/words to the Elders, and then to smaller groups; seems a quite reasonable explanation. We have a similar situation with Moses exhausting himself--settling disputes. Far too many people. His father-in-law gave wise counsel: Delegate! No need to do it all yourself. Regarding the ...


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The answer is as simple as it appears in that scripture.., by the time of writing this scripture the Israelites we're already in the promised land and through Solomon, the LORD had a dwelling where His name is. The Israelites journey through the wilderness is synonymous or can be compared to the Christian walk of faith through the wilderness of Repentance ...


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The ark is a picture what's kept with us in our heart. Solomon only have the tablets of law in him, no remembrance of the goodness of God (manna) and fear of the Lord. A sign of why Solomon fail, disobey God. Without the remembrance of God's goodness, His love and fear of the Lord, the law does not bring life. So sorry if it sounds metaphorical. The ...


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