Numbers 7-8

Numbers 7-8

Chapter 7: The Lord Speaks to Moses

At the dedication of the Tabernacle, the Princes of Israel bring offerings to the dedication of the temple.

  1. On the first day; Nashon the son of Amminadab for the Tribe of Judah
  2. On the second day; Nethaneel the son of Zuar, prince of Issachar
  3. On the fourth day; Elizur the son of Shedeur, prince of the children of Reuben
  4. On the fifth day; Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, prince of the children of Simeon
  5. On the sixth day; Eliasaph the son of Deuel, prince of the children of Gad
  6. On the seventh day; Eliashma the son of Ammihud, prince of the children of Ephraim
  7. On the eighth day; Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur, prince of the children of Manasseh
  8. On the ninth day; Abidan the son of Gideoni, prince of the children of Benjamin
  9. On the tenth day; Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai, the prince of the children of Dan
  10. On the eleventh day; Pagiel the son of Ocran, prince of the children of Asher
  11. On the twelth day; Ahira the son of Enan, prince of the children of Naphtali

Each one of them bringing these offerings:

  • one silver charger (130 shekels)
  • one silver bowl (70 shekels)
  • one gold spoon (10 shekels)
    • For a Burnt Offering:
      • one young bullock
      • one ram
      • one lamb
      • For a Sin Offering:
        • one goat
      • Peace Offering
        • two oxen
        • five rams
        • five goats
        • five lambs

All of the offerings were filled with fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering. When Moses went into the Tabernacle he heard a voice come from the Mercy Seat, that was upon the ark of the testimony, from between the two cheribums and the Lord spoke to him.

Chapter 8: Washed and Consecrated

The Levites are washed, consecrated and set apart by the laying on of hands. They are the Lord’s and are in place of the first born of every family. They are a gift to Aaron and his sons to do the service of the Temple.

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