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Bible Commentaries

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Numbers 2

Verses 1-34

The Order of Encampment In Numbers 2:1-24 the Lord sets in order the encampment of the twelve tribes around the Tabernacle. The tribe of Judah, which name means “praise,” led the armies of God in the wilderness, and thus encamped to the east of the Tabernacle. Note: The head of these armies (a captain over each tribe) are listed in Numbers 1:5-16. These leaders were chosen by God, and not appointed by lot or by Moses.

1. Judah's Camp - Total 186,400

Judah - 74,600

Issachar - 54,400

Zebulum - 57,400

2. Reuben's Camp - Total 151,450

Reuben - 46,500

Simeon - 59,300

Gad - 45,650

3. Ephraim's Camp - Total 108,100

Ephraim - 40,500

Manasseh - 32,200

Benjamin - 35,400

4. Dan's Camp - Total 157,600

Dan - 62,700

Asher - 41,500

Naphtali - 53,400

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Numbers 2". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. 2013.