Numbers 16-17

Numbers 16:1-35

  1. There is evidence here of a double revolt: one by Korah (a Levite) ‘and all his company’ against Moses and Aaron; and one by Dathan and Abiram (Reubenites) against Moses. What was the ground of complaint in each case? See 16:3 and 16:13, 14. To what extent was it justified? Cf. Heb. 5:4; 2 Cor.10:18.
  2. What lay behind the revolts that made them serious enough so drastic a punishment and warning to the people? See especially verses 11, 19, 28, 30.

 

Note. Verse 1.That such men should lead an open revolt against the authority of Moses and Aaron meant that it was a very serious outbreak of discontent.

 

Numbers 16:36-18:7

  1. How is the exclusive Aaronite priesthood strengthened and confirmed? What does the service of the priesthood involve? Notice especially 16:48, and compare the work of Christ as great High Priest. Cf. Heb. 5:1, 9, 10; 7:25-28; 9:11, 12, 26.
  2. How could our service be transformed by thinking of it as a gift (18:7)? Cf. 1 Tim. 1:12-14; 2 Tim. 1:6.
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