Numbers 25 & 26

  1. 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?
  2. 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.