A-Z: Books of the Bible
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A-Z: Books of the Bible: Numbers
Israel in the desert; consecration of Levites for service in the Tabernacle (symbolising God's presence); further rulings, eg. keeping of Passover; God's guidance by pillars of cloud and fire; challenges to Moses' leadership; appointment of Joshua as Moses' successor.
Big ideas: Passover
To consecrate is to set something / someone apart for for the service of God
One of the twelve tribes of Jacob which made up the Israelite people. The Levites had a special role in assisting in the priestly duties in the Temple.
A sacred tent, a portable and provisional sanctuary, where God met His people Israel.
The Jewish spring festival celebrating the deliverance of the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt.
A tall, usually quite narrow, structure.
God is said to have led the Israelites through the desert towards the Promised land by means of a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.
1.Used in the Bible as a symbol of the presence of God.
2. Also associated with judgement and punishment.
3. Associated with purification
Very important Jewish leader described in the Book of Exodus in the Old Testament. Moses led the Jewish people out of slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land. Received the Ten Commandments form God.
An Old Testament leader of the Israelites who first took control of the land of Canaan.