Composition of the Book of Numbers

8 August, 2018 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 23 OCTOBER, 2017 Approximate date: 1440-1400 B.C.E. (Right); 1300-1200 B.C.E. (conservative-moderate); 500s B.C.E. (Left) Time period: Israel in the wilderness Author: Moses exclusively (Right); Moses, Joshua, and later editors (conservative-moderate); compiled traditions and mythologies (Left) Location of author: wilderness […]

TorahScope: Mattot-Mas’ei

8 July, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Mattot Tribes Numbers 30:2[1]-32:42 Jeremiah 1:1-2:3 Mas’ei Stages Numbers 33:1-36:13 Jeremiah 2:4-28; 3:4 (A); 2:4-28; 4:1-2 (S) “Double Portion: Final Instructions” by Mark Huey This week as the Book of Numbers comes to a close, its final two Torah readings […]

TorahScope: Pinchas

1 July, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Pinchas Phinehas Numbers 25:10-30:1[29:40] 1 Kings 18:46-19:21 “A Covenant of Peace” by Mark Huey This week’s Torah parashah begins with a summary conclusion to Balak (Numbers 22:2-25:9), describing the gruesome consequences of the sin of Baal Peor (Numbers 25:9-10). This […]

TorahScope: Balak

24 June, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Balak Destroyer Numbers 22:2-25:9 Micah 5:6-6:8 “Balaam’s Example to Avoid” by Mark Huey This week’s Torah portion, Balak, is full of some significant descriptions of the attempted spiritual attack on the fledgling nation of Ancient Israel, as it was encamped […]

TorahScope: Chukat

17 June, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Chukat Regulation Numbers 19:1-22:1 Judges 11:1-33 “Heifer and Serpent Faith” by Mark Huey Now that the rules and guidelines for the Levitical priesthood have been widely delineated in the previous Torah readings, along with the disappointment of the spying expedition […]

TorahScope: Korach

10 June, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Korach Korah Numbers 16:1-18:32 1 Samuel 11:14-12:22 “Inevitable Challenges” by Mark Huey Every year as one studies the testimonies of the Torah, there is an annual reminder that the challenges of ministerial leadership always persist—and such a reminder gives added […]

TorahScope: Shelakh-Lekha

3 June, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Shelakh-Lekha Send on your behalf Numbers 13:1-15:41 Joshua 2:1-24 “Faithful Few” by Mark Huey After our previous Torah portion, B’ha’alotkha (Numbers 8:1-12:16), where the Lord instructed Moses how to deal with some recalcitrant Israelites and even a challenge by his […]

TorahScope: B’ha’alotkha

27 May, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

B’ha’alotkha When you set up Numbers 8:1-12:16 Zechariah 2:14-4:7 “Divine Guidance” by Mark Huey Once the dedication of the Tabernacle was completed by the twelve tribal offering sacrifices, as described in Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89) last week, the continuing narrative found […]

TorahScope: Naso

20 May, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Naso Take Numbers 4:21-7:89 Judges 13:2-25 “Jealous Dedication” by Mark Huey The Book of Bamidbar has been traditionally named Numbers, because of all the numbering and census taking which begins the fourth book of the Torah. This week in our […]

TorahScope: Bamidbar

14 May, 2018 messianicapologetics 0

Bamidbar In the wilderness Numbers 1:1-4:20 Hosea 2:1-22 “The Lord’s Sovereign Order” by Mark Huey Now that the Book of Leviticus has concluded, with its admonition for Israel to be holy as its God is holy, we turn in the […]