March 3 – Daily Notes – Amanda

counting

Math jokes. Good clean fun. Today we start the book of numbers where, appropriately, we’ll count the Israelites. They counted the number of war-ready males so they could be prepared for any upcoming battles. Don’t get too stuck on the numbers listed, they were most likely translated incorrectly.

Leviticus 27:14-Numbers 1:54:

  • 32 – The total number was most likely translated wrong. It is pretty much impossible that there were 603+ thousand men and approximately 2 million people total. If you want to hear more about it, check out our podcast from earlier this week.
  • 2 (Numbers) – The Israelites are counted by their tribe – the 12 tribes of Israel – the 12 sons of Jacob (also named Israel).
  • 3 – The census was to determine how many men Israel had who were eligible for war.
  • 27-54 – The Levites were not counted because their job was to take care of the tabernacle.

Mark 11:1-25:

  • 9-10 – “Hosanna” means “Save us!”
  • 15-18 – This passage is often sited when describing Jesus’ humanity and how he felt real human emotions.

Psalm 46:1-11:

  • Seek God when you need strength and protection.
  • 10 – A concept foreign to us – “be still” – particularly when things are going wrong.

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