As much of this information is a review of stuff we have already covered, please feel free to go back and answer an earlier question if you so desire. Or feel free to read the chapters in whole!
These last four chapters are supplemental material to the book of Numbers. I'll simply going to do a quick overview of what each chapter covers.
Chapter 33: Covers the entire journey from Egypt to Canaan, including some of the major stops.
Chapter 34: Describes the borders of the land the Lord is giving them, Canaan. In future chapters, these borders will be adjusted, as the Israelites will NOT end up taking possession of the entire area, though they will end up controlling most of it.
Chapter 35: Covers the cities of the Levites and cities of asylum. We will learn much more about these in future readings. This chapter also re-covers the death penalty.
Chapter 36: Re-iterates what we learned about heiresses, but adds that if they marry outside of their tribe, their land will NOT be passed on to the outside tribe. In a case of "outside" marriage (aka- a heiress from the tribe of Judah marrying someone from the tribe of Simon), the land stays within the original tribe (in this case, Judah).
Jennifer Becker Landsberger
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Oh creator of the universe, who has set the stars in the heavens and causes the sun to rise and set, shed the light of your wisdom into the darkness of my mind. Fill my thoughts with a loving knowledge of you, that I may bring you like to others. Just as you can make even babies speak your truth, instruct my tongue and guide my pen to convey the wonderful glory of the Gospel. Make my intellect sharp, my memory clear, and my words eloquent, so that I may faithfully interpret the mysteries what you have revealed.
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4. I will pray we will all find the truth and strive to fulfill the two greatest commandments: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these." (Mark 12:30-31)
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