Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Israelites traveling in the wilderness/desert.

I never realized until recently while doing a Beth Moore Bible study recently that when the Israelites traveled in the desert/wilderness, they traveled/camped in the shape of a cross.

                                        Total 157,600
                                        Dan 62,700
                                        Asher 41,500
                                        Naphtali 53,400
             West                                                         East
Ephriam  Manasseh Benjamin  Levites and   Judah  Issachar Zebulun
 40,500    32,200       35,400  Tabernacle   74,600  54,400   57,400
            Total 108,100                                          Total 186,400
                                        Reuben 46,500
                                        Simeon 59,300
                                        Gad 45,650
                                        Total 151,450
The largest camp was on the east with the tribes of Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun.  Total amount in this camp was 186,400
The smallest camp was on the west with the tribes of Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin.  Total amount in this camp was 108,100
The camps to the north and to the south had just about the same amount of people in them
To the north we had Dan, Asher, and Naphtali.  Total amount in this camp was 157,600
To the south we had Reuben, Simeon, and Gad.  Total amount in this camp was151,450.

It’s amazing to me that, even then, God was thinking about what it was going to take to reconcile us to Him.  God is Amazing, isn’t he...

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