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Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

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Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8
Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12
Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16
Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20
Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24
Chapter 25 Chapter 26 Chapter 27 Chapter 28
Chapter 29 Chapter 30 Chapter 31 Chapter 32
Chapter 33 Chapter 34 Chapter 35 Chapter 36

Book Overview - Numbers

by Joseph Sutcliffe


The ancient Hebrews entitled this Book, וידבר Va-jedabbar; that is, And he spake; and במדבר Bemidbar, that is, In the wilderness; the words with which the book itself commences. The Seventy call it the Book of Numbers, because the people were numbered in the plain before Sinai, and thirty eight years afterward in the plains of Moab near the Jordan. It comprises a period of about thirty nine years, and records so many facts concerning the conduct and calamities which befel the Israelites in the desert, that the magistrate, the minister, and the individual may here find much instruction for the regulation of his conduct, and a multitude of motives to zeal and constancy in religion. Concerning its authenticity, it is to us a sufficient confirmation to find it quoted or alluded to, not less than seventeen times in the New Testament.

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
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