- Chapter 25. Why was God’s anger so fierce against the sins of his people?
Cf. 1 Cor. 10:6-12. In this situation what two complementary concerns stirred Phinehas to action?
Who likewise was moved to action on our account by similar concerns?
- Chapter 26. Compare the numbering in chapter 1. This is a new generation. See verses 64, 65. Notice which tribes had increased and which decreased.
What explains the survival of Caleb and Joshua?
Note. 25:1-5. Num. 31:16 and Rev. 2:14 reveal that these developments were due to Balaam’s activities. The Israelites were seduced into idolatry and immorality.