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BBB Bible Series: Numbers
"Here's a quiz on the book of Numbers in the Bible. This book has also been called "The Book of the Journeyings", "The Book of the Murmurings", and "The Fourth Book of Moses", along with the Hebrew word "Bemidbar", meaning "In The Wilderness"."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Numbers derives its less frequently used name, "Wayyedabber" - "And He Said" -from the first few words of the book, "And the Lord spake..."
To whom was the Lord speaking?
The book of Leviticus only covers a time frame of about a month, but the book of Numbers covers a time frame of much longer duration. Approximately how much time is represented by the book of Numbers?
In the first chapter, we are able to see the nation of Israel undergoing a census whose purpose was to ascertain how many potential soldiers could be found to defend the people. In the 49th verse, we notice that one particular tribe is exempt from this census.
Which tribe was this and why was it exempt?
Levi - reserved for priestly duties
Reuben - they had already been counted
Dan - their sins caused them to be unqualified
Manasseh - it was the other half-tribe of Joseph, along with Ephraim
According to Numbers 4:3 (and later throughout the chapter), what age did a male have to be in order to qualify for the priesthood serving in the tabernacle?
30-50 years old
20-60 years old
20-30 years old
18-40 years old
The services of a particular group of people required very specific duties regarding details like the table of shewbread, setting up the golden altar, covering the sanctuary and setting up the sanctuary itself. Each time the people were required to move to another location, these folks were busy either assembling or disassembling the tabernacle.
Who was responsible for all these activities in the tabernacle?
Judah and his sons with Reuben and his son
Moses and his son with Isaachar and his sons
Kohath and his sons with Aaron and his sons
Dan and his sons with Benjamin and his sons
Quite a bit is said about the tabernacle of the wilderness in the book of Numbers. Other Old Testament books speak of different aspects of the tabernacle as well. This was viewed as a place of worship, a place to receive God's instructions and as a place to be revered and kept holy, but what exactly IS a tabernacle, though?
a synagogue for prayer meetings
a place for God to live among His people
a church or cathedral
a place for the priests to relax and socialize
Once the tabernacle was constructed, how did God lead the Israelites through the wilderness?
brass serpent by day; fiery chariot by night
pillar of fire by day; pillar of cloud by night
pillar of cloud by day; pillar of fire by night
white cloud by night; dark cloud by day
We find the Israelites expressing doubt concerning God's ability to care for them at one point in the 11th chapter.
(Compare this to Elijah's and a widow's faith in God in 1 Kings 17).
Manna,(angel's food)was apparently not enough to suit the mixed multitude of Jews and Egyptians who were making this trek, so they complained to Moses desiring flesh(meat)to eat.
How long did God tell Moses they would eat of the flesh that He would provide?
God provided quail for the people to eat; quails almost literally by the ton. In fact, they fell all about the encampment of the Israelites and their fellow travelers, covering an area of about twenty square miles and stacked about three feet deep!
By what means did God bring this "special delivery" to His people?
by a wind from the sea
they flew from Europe
via a passing caravan of tradesmen
from hatchlings brought out of Egypt
Moses, Aaron and Miriam were called to meet with the Lord at one point in the tabernacle of the congregation. God was NOT pleased with the rebellious jealousy of Aaron and Miriam, as regarded the leadership of Moses. What happened to Miriam as a result of her rebellious nature?
she fell dead in front of Moses and Aaron
when God's cloud lifted off the tabernacle she had leprosy
nothing; it was Aaron who paid the price by forfeiting the priesthood
her hair fell out in clumps and her skin turned black as an Ethiopian
In Numbers 13:30 who said "...we are well able to overcome it", referring to the land that God had promised to the Israelites?
A man named Korah and some of his followers rebelled against Moses' leadership next. (Didn't they learn anything from Miriam's experience?)
Anyway, in the 16th chapter of Numbers, we find out that something REALLY bad happened to these folks as well as their families, their belongings, everything. What devastating consequence occurred to this band of rebels?
stars fell from the sky and the fire consumed them
they contracted a terrible plague and died by the thousands
a massive tsunami wave swept over them from the Red Sea
the earth opened, swallowed them all and then closed back up
Talk about a bunch of slow learners!
Right after the incident of Korah's and friends' rebellion against Moses, the entire nation rebelled! The very next morning the congregation murmured against both him and Aaron, accusing THEM of killing the people of God!
What was the result of this open rebellion against God's leaders?
the angel of death was sent by God to visit every household
the earth opened up again, this time from an earthquake
a whopping 14,700 people died from plague
a great army came from Moab and defeated the Israelites, killing over a million people
In Exodus 17:5, we are told of a time that Moses was instructed by God to strike a rock near Horeb to provide water for the people and their animals. He did. It did.
Now, in Numbers 20:7-13 we see God giving similar instructions. But wait; not quite. There is a difference this time. Besides the location being different, (this time at Meribah), can you tell me what else is different?
Moses was told to speak to the rock to produce water
The water was poisonous, full of deadly minerals
The Israelites were obedient for a change and received blessings from God
Moses did as instructed, but no water came forth
Now, for your last and possibly toughest question (drumroll please)...
Where in the book of Numbers will you find a WOMAN named Noah?
Numbers 38 and 39
There is no such female mentioned in Numbers
Numbers 27 and 36
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