0 Numbers : Interpretation

The earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah. 16:32

Trivia: What happens to a woman who fails the "Law of Jealousies" test in Numbers 5?

Numbers : Interpretation (10)

  1. When "Moses numbered them according to the word of the Lord" he was told to count "every male from a month old and upward." Women and girls didn't count as persons. Neither did babies (or fetuses) under 1 month old. I guess the unborn just don't count to God. 3:15-16
  2. "He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink."
    Is it OK to drink alcohol? 6:3
  3. Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, the first freethought/democracy martyrs, refused to follow Moses blindly, saying that everyone is holy and should be free to think for him or herself. God killed them and their families for daring to challenge Moses. 16:1-35
  4. Did God kill Aaron on mount Hor? The Bible doesn't say, but it sure looks suspicious. 20:23-28
    (Since the Bible isn't clear on this, I didn't include Aaron's death in Drunk With Blood: God's killings in the Bible)
  5. Is magic OK? 5:27, 21:8-9
  6. "The Book of the wars of the Lord"
    (One of the lost books of the Bible) 21:14
  7. An angel stood in his way as an adversary while he rode on his donkey. The Hebrew word for adversary is "Satan" - making this the first appearance of the word "Satan" in the Bible. It should probably be translated as "a satan" since it seems to be referring to a class of angel, rather than a specific being. 22:22
  8. The first women to demand their property rights? 27:1-7
  9. Is it OK to gamble? 26:52-56, 33:54, 34:13
  10. "Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to death." 35:30

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