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Gilbert House Fellowship #311: Numbers 30-31

Shasu (Midianite?) spies being beaten by Egyptian soldiers from an Egyptian carving depicting the Battle of Kadesh (click to enlarge)

GOD ORDERED the Israelites to take revenge on the people of Midian. This is hard to understand, since Moses was married to a Midianite woman—until you consider the context of the spiritual war being waged around the Israelites.

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Gilbert House Fellowship #309: Numbers 25–27

BALAAM WAS unable to curse Israel, but the people were lured into worshiping a god called Baal-Peor—with disastrous consequences.

In His anger, God sent a plague that killed 24,000 Israelites. It was only stopped when Aaron’s grandson, Phinehas, speared a young Israelite man and Midianite woman engaged in what was probably a fertility rite.

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Gilbert House Fellowship #273: Genesis 50

JACOB WAS buried at the Cave of Machpelah in Hebron. So, why did Joseph and his brothers take his body all the way around the other side of the Dead Sea and mourn for seven days at a threshing floor in the ruined city of Sodom?

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