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BOOK OF NUMBERS
Bemidbar (Numbers) Like the book of Leviticus, Numbers contains little 'narrative.' As its English name suggests, it contains several lists- each census of the Israelites. The Hebrew name comes from the first significant word(s): On the first day of the second month, in the second year following the exodus from the land of Egypt, in the wilderness of Sinai, (bemidbar Sinai)....The Israelites' journey through the desert concludes, and they get ready to enter the Promised land. There are thirty-six chapters, divided into ten parashiyot. The parashiyot of Be-Midbar are: Bemidbar, Naso, Be-haalotecha, Shlach Lecha, Korach, Chukat, Balak, Pinchas, Matot, and Masei.
Naso: The person who chooses their own destiny has true strength.
Parashat Naso continues the description of the duties of the priests, detailing the three types of ritual impurity which could contaminate the camp. It continues with procedures for the suspected adulteress and the Nazir, a person who has taken special vows of dedication to God. Then the heads of the tribes bring gifts for the dedication of the Mishkan (compare this section to Parashat Va-Yakhel). The very last verse has Moshe hearing the Voice of God in the Ohel Moed, or 'Tent of Meeting' at the heart of the Mishkan. This parasha includes the text of the Priestly blessing (Num. 6:22). Recently, a silver amulet dating from the 7th C. BCE was found in Jerusalem excavations. It is the oldest biblical inscription that predates the Babylonian exile.
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