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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Num. 7 (offering)

So, this one is about dedicating the meeting tent.  Every tribe of Israel brought fourth:

His offering was one silver plate weighing a hundred and thirty shekels and one silver sprinkling bowl weighing seventy shekels, both according to the sanctuary shekel, each filled with the finest flour mixed with olive oil as a grain offering; one gold dish weighing ten shekels, filled with incense; one young bull, one ram and one male lamb a year old for a burnt offering; one male goat for a sin offering; and two oxen, five rams, five male goats and five male lambs a year old to be sacrificed as a fellowship offering.

Each of these underlined phrases refer to the offerings detailed earlier.  Then after this being repeated twelve times, each of the kids of Jacob minus Levi, but with two for Joseph, the chapter concludes with this trippy verse.
When Moses entered the tent of meeting to speak with the Lord, he heard the voice speaking to him from between the two cherubim above the atonement cover on the ark of the covenant law. In this way the Lord spoke to him.

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