Numbers 7:89

  1. What did it mean for Aaron and his sons to ‘put’ God’s name ‘on the Israelites’?
    How did the blessing effect this?
    See Deut. 28:9, 10; Dan. 9:18 19; and cf. 1 Cor. 6:11; 2 Cor. 13:14.
  2. Notice how often the words ‘offering’ or ‘dedication offering’ are used in chapter 7.
    The solemnity is emphasized by repetition. In what way is 7:89 a fitting climax to this ‘build-up’?
    What did it all mean to Israel?
    Do we ‘offer’ to God in this atmosphere of reverence?
    What similar climax can we expect when we thus approach God? Cf. Heb. 3:7; 4:16.

Note. 6:26. ‘Peace’ (Heb. Shalom) does not mean simply ‘cessation of hostility’. It indicates ‘completeness’, ‘perfection’ or ‘well-being’

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