Friday, February 26, 2010

February Twenty Six

Yay! The forecast says rain this weekend. I better plant a few more seeds. I am looking forward to lots of flowers this spring. Sorry everyone with allergies!!! I would stock up on meds now.

Redeeming gifts offered to the Lord/Leviticus 27:1-34
I do not understand this whole section.I understand the value system. (Although I would pay alot more for a woman than a man. I would love another housewife around here hee hee. oops sorry) Why are people, animals and land being dedicated to the Lord and having a value put on them? They are made Holy?? Then people must buy them back from the preists??? HELP!!
1 The Lord said to Moses, 2 “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. If anyone makes a special vow to dedicate someone to the Lord by paying the value of that person, 3 here is the scale of values to be used.

Israel's first census/Numbers 1:1-54

The tribes are named after Jacob's sons. Are they dead by now? Because the leaders I would think would be the sons if they are still around. Tribe — Leader
Reuben — Elizur son of Shedeur
6 Simeon — Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai
7 Judah — Nahshon son of Amminadab
8 Issachar — Nethanel son of Zuar
9 Zebulun — Eliab son of Helon
10 Ephraim son of Joseph — Elishama son of Ammihud
Manasseh son of Joseph — Gamaliel son of Pedahzur
11 Benjamin — Abidan son of Gideoni
12 Dan — Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai
13 Asher — Pagiel son of Ocran
14 Gad — Eliasaph son of Deuel
15 Naphtali — Ahira son of Enan

Wow. Very interesting. I keep visualizing (sp?) a small camp. This brings a complete different picture. How in the world could they keep record? I remember entering the work force and not having a computer I can not imagine what the kids nowadays are going to think with no knowledge of non computer-life.
Tribe — Number
Reuben (Jacob’s[m] oldest son) — 46,500
22-23 Simeon — 59,300
24-25 Gad — 45,650
26-27 Judah — 74,600
28-29 Issachar — 54,400
30-31 Zebulun — 57,400
32-33 Ephraim son of Joseph — 40,500
34-35 Manasseh son of Joseph — 32,200
36-37 Benjamin — 35,400
38-39 Dan — 62,700
40-41 Asher — 41,500
42-43 Naphtali — 53,400

WOW~WOW~WOW 46 The total number was 603,550.
Again why are the Levites set apart? 47 But this total did not include the Levites. 48 For the Lord had said to Moses, 49 “Do not include the tribe of Levi in the registration; do not count them with the rest of the Israelites. 50 Put the Levites in charge of the Tabernacle of the Covenant,[n] along with all its furnishings and equipment. They must carry the Tabernacle and all its furnishings as you travel, and they must take care of it and camp around it. 51 Whenever it is time for the Tabernacle to move, the Levites will take it down. And when it is time to stop, they will set it up again.
???The Lord's anger????? 53 But the Levites will camp around the Tabernacle of the Covenant to protect the community of Israel from the Lord’s anger. The Levites are responsible to stand guard around the Tabernacle.”