Numbers 1 Bible Study

 

Numbers 1 Outline

 

– God commanded Moses to take census of the Israelites men who were 20 years and older (Numbers 1:1-4)

– The names of the 12 family heads that will assist Moses in taking census (Numbers 1:5-16)

– The total number of men 20 years old and older from each of the 12 tribes (Numbers 1:17-46)

– The Levi tribe was excluded from the census (Numbers 1:47-54)

 

 

Numbers 1 Summary

 

On the first day of the second month of the second year, God commanded Moses to take census of the Israelites men who were 20 years old and older. God gave Moses a list of the names of the family head of the 12 tribes who will assist him in counting the Israelites.

 

The names of the family head who will assist Moses in taking the census of the Israelites are Elizur the son of Shedeur of the tribe of Reuben, Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai of Simeon, Nahshon the son of Amminadab of the tribe of Judah, Nethaneel the son of Zuar of the tribe of Issachar, Eliab the son of Helon of the tribe of Zebulun, Elishama the son of Ammihud of the tribe of Ephraim, Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur of the tribe of Manasseh, Abidan the son of Gideoni of the tribe of Benjamin, Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai of the tribe of Dan, Pagiel the son of Ocran of the tribe of Asher, Eliasaph the son of Deuel of the tribe of Gad, and Ahira the son of Enan of the tribe of Naphtali.

 

The number of men 20 years old and above from the tribe of Reuben was 46,500.

The number of men 20 years old and above from the tribe of Simeon was 59,300.

The number of men 20 years old and above from the tribe of Gad was 45,650.

The number of men 20 years old and above from the tribe of Judah was 74,600.

The number of men 20 years old and above from the tribe of Gad was 54,400.

The number of men 20 years old and above from the tribe of Zebulun was 57,400.

The number of men 20 years old and above from the tribe of Ephraim was 40,500.

The number of men 20 years old and above from the tribe of Manasseh was 32,200.

The number of men 20 years old and above from the tribe of Benjamin was 35,400.

The number of men 20 years old and above from the tribe of Dan was 62,700.

The number of men 20 years old and above from the tribe of Zebulun was 41,500.

The number of men 20 years old and above from the tribe of Zebulun was 53,400.

 

The total number of men 20 years old and above from the 12 tribes was 603,550.

 

The Levi tribe was excluded from the census because they were appointed to take care and carry the tabernacle. The Israelites will set up their tents according to their own divisions but the Levites will set up the tents around the tabernacle.

 

 

Numbers 1 Bible Study

 

1. God is faithful in keeping his promise

The Israelites tribe’s ancestor was Abraham. Abraham and his wife were originally barren and have no children. But at his old age of 100 years old, his wife Sarah gave birth to Issac. God kept his promise and greatly multiplied the number of the Israelites in Goshen. There was only 66 people from the household of Jacob or Israel that went to live in Goshen in Egypt (Genesis 45:26-27). Over the time of 450 years, it grew to a tribe with millions of people. In Deuteronomy 7:9, know therefore that the LORD thy God, he [is] God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations. In 2 Timothy 2:13, if we believe not, [yet] he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. In 2 Thessalonians 3:3, but the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep [you] from evil. In 1 Corinthians 1:9, God [is] faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. In Hebrews 11:11, through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. In Numbers 23:19, God [is] not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do [it?] or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

 

2. Blessings for those who are obedient to God

The Levites were excluded from the census because they were given the job of taking care the tabernacle. The Levites were given this job because they were faithful and did not side with the Israelites in the worshiping of the golden calf idol (Exodus 32:25-29). In Deuteronomy 28:2, and all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. In 1 Peter 1:14, as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance. In John 12:26, if any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will [my] Father honour. In Romans 1:5, {1:5} By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: