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Friday, February 6, 2009

Tabernacle road trip and the circle of trust

Tabernacle road trip!!!! Moses are we there yet???





So how do you move 625,850 pp? I'm glad you asked, here is a diogram I made for you all




East – Camp of Judah
Judah 74,600pp - Issachar 54,400pp - Zebulun 57,400pp = Total 186,400pp (sent 1st)

South – Camp of Reuben
Reuben 46,500pp – Simeon 59,300pp – Gad 45,650pp = Total 151,450pp (sent 2nd)

West – Camp of Ephraim
Ephraim 40,500 – Manasseh 32,200 – Benjamin 35,400 = Total 108,100pp (sent 3rd)

North – Camp of Dan
Dan 62,700 – Asher 41,500 – Naphtali 53,400 = Total 157,600pp (sent 4th)

TOTAL = 603,550pp

Question: Why does God give Moses orders not to count the Levites then later he tells him to count them? Any who here are some Names, Numbers and Responsibilities

Center – Camp Levites
West - Camp of Gershon - 7,500 males
Tabernacle Responsibilities: care of the tabernacle and tent, its coverings, the curtain at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, 26 the curtains of the courtyard, the curtain at the entrance to the courtyard surrounding the tabernacle and altar, and the ropes—and everything related to their use.

South - Camp of Kohath - 8,600 males
Tabernacle Responsibilities: care of the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, the articles of the sanctuary used in ministering, the curtain, and everything related to their use.

North - Camp of Merari - 6,200 males
Tabernacle Responsibilities: care of the frames of the tabernacle, its crossbars, posts, bases, all its equipment, and everything related to their use, as well as the posts of the surrounding courtyard with their bases, tent pegs and ropes.

East – Camp of Moses / Aaron & sons - # of males not mention
Tabernacle Responsibilities: care of the sanctuary on behalf of the Israelites. Anyone else who approached the sanctuary was to be put to death.

Total = 22,300 (bible says 22,000 in Number 3:39 and 22,273 in Numbers 3:43) Interesting?!?!

3 comments:

Lisa Nguyen said...

WOW!! thanks for the breakdown Mitch!

Justin said...

That pretty good to help visualize. I had a different image in my mind but this helps me understand better.

Tera Chau said...

Thanks for sharing this information Mitch! Very interesting :)