Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Book of Numbers

Wow, so it has been a little while since I have written a post.

No, it's not because I have been too busy. I haven't been that busy. Since December my life has really, and enjoyably, slowed down.

It's not because I have forgotten, or given up on this project. I think about it often.

It's because I have been reading the book of Numbers.

Well, if reading is what you want to call it. It was more like zoning out while following the lines of words on the pages. You know, that trance state you get into, then you realize after completing the page that you have no idea what you just read? It was like that.

It was grudgingly detailed, full of laws and rules, and do this and don't do that. Numbers of people in the land, names and numbers of tribes. How to sacrifice, how to punish... Calendars, and names, moving from here to there. Israelites complaining, not following Gods commandments, God reprimanding them and putting down more laws. plagues, death. lots of old testament stuff.

One interesting thing that did happen, was that Moses didn't pass on a message to the Isrealites correctly, and God reprimanded him by telling him he would not be able to go to the land that God had promised, the land that moses is leading the people to.

Another interesting concept in this book were the cities of refuge, although I don't have any interesting comments to make.

There were a few other events that did happen, but to be honest, I could hardly tell you what. I just tried to get through it. I bet a lot of it was pretty significant, and important. I am sorry I don't have much more to say than that.

Tyler did point out to me that this book was written before the Israelites had asked for a king, so God was their king and so created all of the laws of the land. That made a lot of sense to me, and made me think how important this book must really be if it is how God would govern, or did govern.

But I have finally completed it. I don't remember much of it. I spent most of the time 'rea

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