03/07/2018 — Numbers Chapters 28-30

If you are like me you may be thinking — there is certainly a lot of repetition in Numbers.  We read about all of the feast, festivals, etc. and how they are to be performed (Lev. chapters 1-7); the different festivals (Lev. chapter 23,) etc.  So why are they summarized here?  A commentator from “bible-studys.org” answers this well:

It was now thirty-eight years ago since these laws were first made. And during that time were much in disuse. At least some of them. And besides, this was a new generation of men that were sprung up. Those that were at Mount Sinai at the giving of the law being all dead, except a very few. And now Moses also was about to die. And would be no more with them to remind them of these laws. And see that they were observed. And a successor of him being appointed and constituted, it may be likewise on his account, as well as the people’s, that these laws were repeated.

The Lord continues to provide the Israelites the details of His Plan.