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Moses

Moses is mentioned more than anyone else in Numbers. Aside from God, of course. Hey, the Creator of the Universe is a pretty good person to get second billing to. So, just what's up with this Moses...

God

He's the Creator of Heaven and Earth. All seeing and all-knowing. The ultimate judge of good and evil. And he will smite some sinners faster than you can say, "Whoops! Was I really collecting stick...

Aaron & Sons

Aaron is Moses's older brother who's been helping out all through Exodus and Leviticus. So, what are Aaron and his kids up to in Numbers?Family TreeWell, if you'll remember (of course you will!) Aa...

The Israelites

A little over a year before Numbers begins, the Israelites were (literally) slaving away in Egypt. Now, they find themselves facing a new set of dangers. Living in the wilderness is no piece of cak...

Joshua

Even though he's been hanging around helping Moses since Exodus, Numbers is really Joshua's time to shine. Hey, someone's gotta lead these people into the Promised Land after Moses kicks the bucket...

Caleb

Caleb gets his first biblical mention in Numbers when he appears as one of the twelve spies sent to scope out the Promised Land (representing from the tribe of Judah). While the other guys don't li...

Enemies Of Israel

The ancient Israelites had God on their side. So, who would be silly enough to go against them? Lots of folks, as it turns out.During their travels, the Israelites make lots of enemies. This is par...

Balaam

Basically, Balaam is kind of a prophet for hire. For the right fee, he'll bless or curse whomever you want. And according to Balak, the king of Moab who'd really like to defeat and destroy the Isra...

Daughters of Zelophehad

These ladies only get a couple of quick mentions in the Book of Numbers, but they're a couple of really interesting ones. When Zelophehad dies in the wilderness, his five unmarried daughters are le...

Miriam

Miriam is Moses's older sister, who's been with him since she watched his basket float down the Nile River in Exodus. In Numbers, Miriam pretty much has a background role. She's only mentioned twic...
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