Numbers 13 – 15: The Israelites Condemn Themselves Through Their Cowardliness and Lack of Faith – Again

Israelites Carrying the Grapes of Canaan, Stained Glass Window, created @ 1480, installed in the Pfarrkirche St. Lorenz (St. Lawrence Parish Church), Nuremberg, Germany As Chapter 13 starts, the Israelites have FINALLY reached Canaan, the land that God has promised to be their new forever homeland. Hooray! God tells Moses to send an exploration team…

Numbers 1 – 3: Two Censuses (Censi?)

Image from an etching by Philip James de Loutherbourg from the opening page of Numbers from the Bible published by Thomas Macklin, 1791, currently at The British Museum A new book! Numbers! The name for this chapter in the Christian Bible comes from the Septuagint, the pre-Christian Greek translation of the Torah, and is based…