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Bible Commentaries

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Numbers 7

Verses 1-89

The Leaders Bring an Offering - Note that the order of this daily offering followed the order of the tribes as they marched, encamped and broke camp around the Tabernacle (Leviticus 2:9, Leviticus 2:16, 24, 31).

Note that all of the items of the Tabernacle were carried in carts, except the furniture of the Tabernacle, which was holy. The furniture was to be carried on the shoulders of the priests. King David made the mistake of carrying the Ark of the Covenant on a cart when he was bringing it to Jerusalem.

2 Samuel 6:3, “And they set the ark of God upon a new cart , and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart.”

Numbers 7:89 And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him, then he heard the voice of one speaking unto him from off the mercy seat that was upon the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubims: and he spake unto him.

Numbers 7:89 Comments - It appears that Moses was able to have constant access to the Holy of Holies, unlike no other person.

Numbers 12:7-8, “My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?”

Numbers 17:4, “And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet with you.”

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Numbers 7". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/numbers-7.html. 2013.