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A summary of Exodus through to Deuteronomy.

A summary of Exodus through to Deuteronomy.

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Summary of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy Summary of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy Presentation Transcript

  • Ex. 1-13 Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Click here to go to Ex. 15… Click here to go to Ex. 1
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 1-13 Ex. 1 A quick explanation about Jacob’s sons coming to Egypt and how, after they’d died, the Israelites became very numerous. The Egyptians become scared of the Israelites so enslave them. Pharaoh tries to persuade the midwives to kill all the baby boys but they don’t! Click to go to Ex. 2 Click to go home i.e. 1st slide!
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 1-13 Ex. 2 Moses is born to two parents from the tribe of Levi. His mum hides him for 3 months and then puts him in a basket and put him amongst the reeds in the river. Pharaoh’s daughter finds him and takes pity on him. Moses’ sister – who’d been watching – offers to get a Hebrew maid for him and gets Moses’ mum! She looks after Moses until he has grown up then brings him to Pharaoh’s daughter to be her son. After Moses has grown up he is wondering amongst his people and kills an Egyptian who’s beating a Hebrew. Later he finds out that everyone knows about this and then Pharaoh finds out and wants to kill him so he flees to Midian where he ends up marrying one of the Priest of Midian’s daughters.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 1-13 Ex. 3 God reveals himself to Moses at the burning bush on Horeb (the mountain of God) as the God of his father, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and tells Moses that he will bring the people out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. The sign of this will be that, after he’s brought the people out, he’ll worship God at this mountain. Moses asks what name he should give to the Israelites and God says he is “I AM WHO I AM” and also “The Lord (YHWH), the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” God tells Moses that he knows the king will not willingly release Israel but promises to compel him too and assures Moses that the Israelites will leave with lots of plunder.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 1-13 Ex. 4 Moses is worried that the Israelites won’t believe him so God gives him two signs – the stick-snake and hand to leprous and back! Moses is still unsure because he thinks that he isn’t eloquent. God reminds Moses that God made his mouth and promises to teach him what to say. Moses is still unsure so God is angry and gives him his brother Aaron as a helper. Moses then goes back to Egypt and is nearly killed by God on the way because his son isn’t circumcised (fortunately his wife Zipporah steps in and saves the day!). God tells Aaron to go and meet Moses, which he does, then they both go and perform the signs to the Israelites, who believe and worship.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 1-13 Ex. 5 Moses and Aaron go to Pharaoh and ask him if the Hebrews can go on a 3-day journey to sacrifice to the Lord. He refuses and in retaliation makes the Israelites collect their own straw but still expects them to make the same quantity of bricks. The Israelites are angry with Moses and Aaron who in turn cry out to God in despair.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 1-13 Ex. 6 God reveals himself to Moses reassuring him that he has remembered the covenant he made with Abraham and that he will make sure that Pharaoh lets the people go. He also says that he appeared to Moses’ ancestors as God Almighty (El Shaddai) but by his name “The Lord” he didn’t make himself known. God repeats his promises again then Moses passes this on to the people who won’t listen, “because of their broken spirit and their cruel slavery.” God tells Moses to go speak to Pharaoh but Moses isn’t keen because the Israelites won’t listen to him. God repeats his charge! There is then a genealogy showing that Aaron and Moses are both Levites.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 1-13 Ex. 7 In response to Moses’ concerns about not being listened to, God says: “I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Moses shall be your prophet.” God warns Moses that Pharaoh won’t listen because God will harden his heart (cf. 4:21) and so God will multiply his signs and wonders. It is noted that Moses was 80 and Aaron 83 when they went to speak to Pharaoh. Moses and Aaron go to Pharaoh and do the snake sign but Pharaoh’s magician copy it and their snake eats Moses’! Then God turns the water into blood (when Aaron holds out his staff), but Pharaoh’s Egyptians can do the same so he refuses to relent.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 1-13 Ex. 8 Aaron holds out his staff over the rivers again and frogs appear on mass! But again, the magicians can do the same. They can’t get rid of the frogs, however, so Pharaoh asks Moses and Aaron to pray that they’re taken away and promises to let them go and make their sacrifice. However, when the frogs have died, he changes his mind! Then there is a plague of gnats and this time the magicians can’t replicate it and warn Pharaoh that, “this is the finger of God.” But Pharaoh’s heart is hardened and he won’t listen. Then there is a plague of flies, but this time only where the Egyptians live; the Hebrew homes remain fly-free! Pharaoh tries to persuade Moses and Aaron to make their sacrifice in the land but when they insist on going 3-days walk away he agrees to this as long as they pray for him. They do, the flies go, and Pharaoh changes his mind!
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 1-13 Ex. 9 There is the plague of dead livestock – but only the Egyptians animals are affected. But Pharaoh won’t relent. Then there is the plague of boils, again just amongst the Egyptians. But Pharaoh remains unrelenting. Then there is the plague of thunder and hail. However before this, God points out to Pharaoh – through Moses – that he could have simply killed all of the Egyptians but hasn’t: “to show you my power, and to make my name resound through all the earth.” Also, because there is advanced warning, “those officials of Pharaoh who feared the word of the Lord hurried their slaves and livestock to a secure place”…those who didn’t, didn’t! Again, Goshen – where the Israelite’s live – is fine! Pharaoh appears to be truly sorry this time and again promises to let the people go if Moses prays for him. However, once the hail has gone, he hardens his heart once more and won’t let them go. (There is also a little aside to note that only the early crops have been destroyed; the wheat and spelt will be fine!)
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 1-13 Ex. 10 There is the plague of locusts. This time, after the warning, even Pharaoh’s officials try to persuade him to let the Israelites go. Pharaoh seems to relent but when he realises that Moses wants everyone to go – not just the men – he changes his mind. The plague comes, Pharaoh asks Moses to pray and promises to release the people, the plagues goes, Pharaoh changes his mind! (“the Lord hardened his heart”). Then there was darkness for 3 days – except where the Israelites lived! Then Pharaoh tells Moses he can go as long as they leave their livestock. Moses insists that every animal must go too so “the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart” and he won’t let them go. Then Pharaoh is really mad with Moses and tells him not to come see him again or he’ll kill him.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 1-13 Ex. 11 God tells Moses about the last and final plague. Ex. 12 God instructs Moses and Aaron on the Passover requirements, which involve roasting and eating a lamb and smearing its blood on the doorpost. God also gives them instructions on the Passover celebration, by which they are to remember God’s deliverance in the years to come. Then, at midnight, God strikes down the firstborn in the land of Egypt – except where there is blood on the doorpost. The Egyptians are then so desperate for the Israelites to go that they give them all the jewellery they ask for. The Israelites leave but also “a mixed crowd” of others and lots of livestock. It is noted that they’d been in Egypt for 430 years. God gives more instructions regarding the Passover, noting that slaves and aliens are welcome to eat it so long as the males have been circumcised.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 1-13 Ex. 13 God tells Moses that the firstborn of people and animals must be consecrated to him. God then gives more instructions about the Passover focusing on the fact that they’re to celebrate this by eating unleavened bread for seven days and, on the seventh day, holding a festival to the Lord. God gives more instructions regarding the consecration of the firstborn, noting that the firstborn male of all animals must be sacrificed (except donkeys which can be redeemed with a sheep) and that the firstborn male child must be redeemed. God decides to lead Moses by a longer route than is necessary as he thinks they’re not ready for battle. Moses brings the bones of Joseph and God leads the way with pillars of fire by night and smoke by day.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 14 Ex. 14 Because the people are wondering in the wilderness, Pharaoh decides to pursue them (God hardens his heart). The angel of the Lord – the pillar of smoke – moves to screen off the Israelites from the Egyptians. Then Moses stretches his hand out over the sea and God makes a path of dry land through it. The Egyptians follow but end up drowned.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 15 Ex. 15 Moses leads the Israelites in singing a song of praise to God. Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron’s sister, leads the women in a song. The Israelites move on from the Red Sea (or Sea of Reeds) into the wilderness of Shur and for three days can’t find water. They move on to Marah, where there is water but it is bitter so they can’t drink it! The people complain to Moses, who cries out to God, who then fixes the water by getting Moses to throw a stick into it. God then promises the people that if they listen to God and do what is right in his sight then they won’t face any of the Egyptian plagues. Then they go to Elim, where there’s plenty of water!
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 16 Ex. 16 The Israelites leave Elim and, 2 months and 15 days after leaving Egypt, they arrive in the wilderness of Sin. The people complain to Moses and Aaron because they’re so hungry and wish that they’d never left Egypt. God tells Moses that he’ll send bread from heaven (i.e. manna) and that the people are to collect as much as they need each day and not leave any for the next day – except on the 6th day when they’re to collect enough for the Sabbath too. God also sends meat – quail – in the evening. Then some of the people don’t listen to the instructions they’ve been given and leave some of the manna until the next day but it becomes mouldy and Moses is angry with them. Then it is the Sabbath and some people haven’t gathered twice as much the day before so go out on the Sabbath to get some and God says: “How long will you refuse to keep my commandments and instructions?” Then Aaron puts some manna in a jar as a memento of God’s provision.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 17-18 Ex. 17 The people move onto Rephidim, where there isn’t any water, so they get mad with Moses who in turn cries out to God. God tells Moses to strike the rock and water will come out, which he does and it does! He calls the place Massah (Test) and Merbah (Quarrel). Then the Israelites are attacked by Amalek and Joshua leads the men out to fight whilst Moses prays. In the end, Israel win. Ex. 18 Moses father-in-law Jethro comes to visit, bringing with him Moses wife and children. He is amazed at all God has done noting: “Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods.” Jethro sees that Moses is far too busy so recommends that he delegates some work out, which Moses then does, setting a number of men as heads over the people.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 19-40 Ex. 19 3 months after the Israelites have left Egypt, they arrive into the wilderness of Sinai. Moses goes up the mountain to God and God says: “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the Israelites: You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now, therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine, but you shall be for me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the Israelites.” Moses tells the people this and they reply: “Everything that the Lord has spoken we will do.” Then God says he’ll come in a dense cloud so that the people “will hear when I speak with you and so trust you ever after.” God then tells the people to consecrate themselves for two days – i.e. wash and “do not go near a woman!” Then on the third day there is thunder and lightening and a thick cloud on the mountain and “a blast of a trumpet so loud that all the people who were in the camp trembled.” Moses then brings the people out of the camp to meet God at the foot of the mountain. God comes to the mountain in fire and the mountain shakes violently and Moses speaks with God and God answers him in thunder. Then God summons Moses to the top of the mountain and tells Moses to go down and tell the people not to try and come up the mountain or they’ll perish. He also tells him to bring Aaron back up with him.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies!
    • Ex. 19-40
    • Ex. 20
    • Then God gives Moses the 10 Commandments:
    • God is your God – have no gods before me
    • Don’t make or worship idols
    • Don’t misuse God’s name
    • Keep the Sabbath holy – work only 6 days
    • Honour your father and mother
    • Don’t murder
    • Don’t commit adultery
    • Don’t steal
    • Don’t bear false witness
    • Don’t covet your neighbours things/wife…
    • The people are afraid because of the thunder, lightening, trumpet blast… so say to Moses: “You speak to us, and we will listen; but do not let God speak to us, or we will die.” Moses replies: “Do not be afraid; for God has come only to test you and to put the fear of him upon you so that you do not sin.” Then the people stand at a distance and Moses draws near to the thick darkness where God is.
    • God tells the people (through Moses!) that they should just make him and altar out of earth or non-chiselled stone – i.e. nothing decorative that could be construed as being an idol.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 19-40 Ex. 21-23 God gives Moses various laws by which the people should live, concerning the treatment of slaves, violence, property, restitution in the case of theft, sex, justice, the Sabbath and various festivals. God then promises that they’ll take over the land of Canaan but bit by bit so the land doesn’t get ruined. He tells them not to allow any of the current inhabitants to continue dwelling there or they’ll be a constant temptation to worship their gods and so turn away from the Lord.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 19-40 Ex. 24 Moses then reads the book of the covenant to the people and they commit themselves to being obedient to all that God has spoken and Moses sprinkles blood on them. Then Moses, Aaron and the 70 elders of Israel go up the mountain and see God! “Under his feet there was something like a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness. God did not lay his hand on the chief men of the people of Israel; also they beheld God, and they ate and drank.” Then Moses goes up again, this time with Joshua, and gets the tablets of stone with the law and commandments on them. On this occasion Moses stays on the mountain for 40 days and 40 nights.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 19-40 Ex. 25-31 God gives Moses instructions regarding the Ark of the Covenant, Tabernacle, altar, priests, offerings and the Sabbath. http://www.painsley.org.uk/re/Atlas/tabern.gif
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 19-40 Ex. 32 Because Moses has been gone so long, the people tell Aaron to make gods for them, which Aaron does – making a golden calf and saying “these are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.” Then Aaron builds an altar before it and says that they’ll have a festival to the Lord. The next day they have the festival and God tells Moses to go down at once! Then he is very angry with the people and says he’ll destroy them all and make a great nation out of Moses. But Moses implores God to change his mind, which he does! Moses goes down with the tablets and smashes them in anger. He destroys the calf by burning it then grounding it to dust. Then he sprinkles it on water and makes the Israelites drink it. Moses challenges Aaron, who claims that he simply threw the gold into the fire and a calf came out! The people are running wild so Moses calls for those who are on the Lord’s side to go out among the rebels killing them, which the sons of Levi do and about three thousand are slain. Moses then goes to God to try and atone for their sin and God sends a plague amongst them.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 19-40 Ex. 33 God commands Moses to leave Sinai and go to the Promised Land and says that he’ll send an angel before them. God says that he won’t go with them, however, because: “You are a stiff-necked people; if for a single moment I should go up among you, I would consume you.” Moses again intercedes for the people and God changes his mind and agrees to go with the people. Moses asks to see God’s glory so God says that he’ll hide him in a cleft until he’s passed by so that Moses can only see God’s back. God also declares that he is “The Lord; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious; and will show mercy to whom I will show mercy.”
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 19-40 Ex. 34 Moses makes new tablets and goes to the top of the mountain. God hides Moses in a cleft and passes before him saying: “ The Lord, the Lord, A God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, And abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, Keeping steadfast love for the thousandth generation, Forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, Yet by no means clearing the guilty, But visiting the iniquity of the parents upon the children And the children’s children, To the third and fourth generation.” God then renews the covenant saying: “ I hereby make a covenant. Before all your people I will perform marvels, such as have not been performed in all the earth or in any nation; and all the people among whom you live shall see the work of the Lord; for it is an awesome thing that I will do with you.” God then continues on, promising to bring them into the Promised Land and reiterating the importance of not worshipping these nations’ idols and repeats some other ordinances, such as keeping the Sabbath. Moses is on the mountain 40 days in total and doesn’t eat or drink. Then he writes the ten commandments on the tablets and goes down the mountain, whereupon his face is shining so he covers it up with a veil.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 19-40 Ex. 35 Moses repeats the Sabbath regulations then gets people started on the making of the tabernacle with everyone donating their jewellery, wood, gold, silver and skill! (cf. people donating their gold jewellery for the golden calf in ch. 32!) Ex. 36 The people, led by the anointed skill and teaching ability of Bezalel and Oholiab, crack on with the construction of the tabernacle and Moses has to stop people from bringing more donations as they have enough! Ex. 37 Bezalel makes the Ark of the Covenant, the Table for the Bread of Presence, the Golden Lampstand, the Altar of Incense and the Anointing Oil.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Ex. 19-40 Ex. 38 Bezalel makes the Altar of Burnt-Offering and the Court of the Tabernacle (out of linen). Ex. 39 The people make the special clothes (vestments) for the priests and an ephod, then all the work is finished. Ex. 40 The Tabernacle is put up and all the equipment installed. Then the cloud covers the tent of meeting (i.e. tabernacle) and God’s glory fills the tabernacle. It is explained that whenever the cloud lifted from above the tabernacle the people would move on following it, but whilst it rested over the tabernacle they stayed where they were.
  • Ex. 1-13 Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! http://www.the-tabernacle-place.com/images/tabernacle_painted.jpg
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! LEVITICUS Leviticus is an extended version of the commands God gave Moses at Mt. Sinai. It particularly focuses on the sacrifices the Israelites are to give in order to express their thanks to God, renew their covenantal commitment, deal with “uncleanness” (not always sin per se but rather things outside the realm of everyday life e.g. touching a dead corpse - see Drane, Introducing the OT p. 324 ) and receive forgiveness for sin. Of particular note is the Day of Atonement in Leviticus 16. This was the only time Aaron was allowed into the inner part of the tabernacle. Within this ritual, two goats were selected: one was sacrificed and the other, having had the sins of the nation passed onto it by way of the laying on of Aaron’s hands, was sent away into the desert (i.e.the Scape Goat!). For more info see Drane and The Lion Handbook, p. 172f.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Num. 1-10 Within these chapters the Israelites are still at Mt. Sinai but it is now two years since the escape from Egypt. Moses is instructed to take a census. Then there are a few more laws and the Levitical families are assigned their priestly jobs.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Num. 11-12 The Israelites set off from Sinai and complain about the food! Then Aaron and Miriam challenge Moses’ leadership.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Num. 13 Spies are sent out to the land of Canaan and, after 40 days, come back with news that it “flows with milk and honey.” However, a number of the spies are also scared because the people in the land look big. Caleb tries to urge the people to invade the land but the other spies are very scared so try to put the people off!
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! Num. 14-36 Because of the spies unfavourable report, the people are scared and refuse to invade the land and want to go back to Egypt. Moses and Aaron are distraught and try to persuade the people not to rebel against God. God is very angry and says he’ll destroy them all and make a great nation out of Moses. However, Moses intercedes and so God agrees to forgive the people but says that he won’t let any of those currently alive enter the Promised Land - except Caleb - because of their unbelief. When the people hear this, they change their minds and decide that they will invade the land but Moses tells them not to as it’s now too late. They carry on regardless and end up badly defeated. The remainder of Numbers records their subsequent 38 years wandering in the wilderness.
  • Ex. 14 Ex. 15 Ex. 16 Ex. 17-18 Ex. 19-40 Lev. Num. 1-10 Num. 11-12 Num. 13 Deut. Num. 14-36 The first lot of spies! DEUTERONOMY “ Deuteronomy is the record of Moses’ farewell address to Israel, given about 1260BC on the plains of Moab, on the eve of entry to the promised land. The title, which comes from the Greek translation, implies a second law-giving, but infact the book contains a restatement and reaffirmation of the Sinai covenant. It follows a specific treaty-pattern.” ( i.e. one which would have been familiar to people living in that time.) - Lion Handbook, p. 195 Of particular notes is Deut. 28, where Moses lays out the blessings that will accompany obedience, and the curses that will result from disobedience.