< The Book of Numbers Answers




  1. a. To number those able to go to war. b. 603,550. (vs. 46) c. They were selected by God to do His work in the tabernacle. (vs. 50)


  1. In four groups (3 tribes in each group), one group north, south ,east, and west.


  1. He chose the Levites as His, instead of the firstborn of all Israel, man or beast. (vs. 12)
  2. a. 273 in difference. (vs. 46) b. They had to pay five shekels for each one to Aaron and his sons. (vs. 47, 48)


  1. To carry all the holy items of the tabernacle. (vs. 4, 15)
  2. They were holy and could not be touched, or someone would die. (vs. 15)
  3. They were to carry all the curtains of the tabernacle. (vs. 25)
  4. They carried all the framework of the tabernacle. (vs. 31, 32)
  5. All were 30-50 years old. (vs. 35, 39, 43)


  1. a. He would take her to the priest and she would have to drink water mixed with dust from the tabernacle. b. Her thigh would rot and her belly would swell. She also would not be able to have children.


  1. He could not cut his hair, drink wine or grape juice, eat grapes or raisins, or touch any defiled thing for an appointed time. (vs. 3, 5)
  2. He wholly served the Lord and remained pure for his appointed time. (vs. 5)


  1. Twelve leaders, one from each tribe.
  2. To carry the curtains and framework. (vs. 7, 8 )
  3. The articles they were in charge of were of the holy things used in the tabernacle and had to be carried on their shoulders. (vs. 9)


  1. They became His in place of all the firstborn of Israel, man or beast. (vs. 16)
  2. 25-50 years old. (vs. 24, 25)


  1. They would keep the Passover in the second month. (vs. 11)
  2. When the cloud moved, they moved - no matter when or how long.


  1. 11 months (vs. 11 & See Exodus 19:1).
  2. To let the people know to meet at the tabernacle and to let the Israelites know when to move.


  1. They had no meat to eat. (vs. 4)
  2. a. Moses had to choose 70 proven and known men of God who could help him. (vs. 16) b. God put His Spirit on them. (vs. 17)
  3. Quail were provided.
  4. They were killed with a plague, even while they ate.


  1. They criticized Moses because of the Ethiopian wife he had taken and were envious of his position.
  2. God made her a leper (for seven days).
  3. He was the most humble man in all the earth, faithful, and to whom He spoke plainly.


  1. a. Twelve, one from each tribe. b. The land was fertile, flowing with milk and honey.
  2. a. The land was good but there were giants there who were stronger than they. b. They were afraid of the people there and had no trust in God.


  1. Caleb and Joshua.
  2. He wanted to disinherit them. (vs. 12)
  3. He pleaded for God's mercy and reasoned that the nations would say that God was not able to bring His people up to the land.
  4. All those who had been numbered in the census, 20 years old and older, would not enter into the land. (vs. 23,29)
  5. 40 years - one year for each day the spies had been in the land. (vs. 34)
  6. Caleb and Joshua.
  7. They were killed by a plague sent from God. (vs. 37)
  8. a. They decided to go ahead and go into the land of Canaan on their own. b. They were attacked by the Amalekites and the Canaanites and driven back. (vs. 45)


  1. He was stoned to death for not keeping the Sabbath holy.
  2. To remind them to obey the commandments of God and not to follow their own hearts. (vs.39)


  1. a. Korah, Dathan, Abiram, and 250 elders. b. He wanted to kill the whole congregation of Israel. (vs. 21) c. Moses pleaded with God to punish only the ones who had sinned. (vs. 22) d. He opened the ground up underneath the ones who had rebelled and they and their families and all that they had went into the pit alive.
  2. a. Moses and Aaron were blamed for their brothers deaths. b. God sent a plague to kill them. (vs. 46)
  3. a. 14,700 died. (vs. 49) b. Moses sent Aaron to offer an atonement to God, then it stopped. (vs. 46)


  1. The one which budded would be the person God had chosen to serve between He and the Israelites. (vs. 5)


  1. All the offerings would be for the use of the Levites. It would be their inheritance from the Lord.
  2. A tithe of the best of all that they received would go to the priests. (vs. 28, 29)


  1. a. Ashes of a red heifer. (vs. 2, 5, 9) b. Outside the camp of Israel in a clean place. (vs. 9)


  1. Miriam died.
  2. They had no water to drink. (vs. 2)
  3. a. God sent him to a rock to receive water out of it. (vs. 8) b. He was angry with Israel's complaining and did not hallow God before them as the One who is providing the water for them. He and Aaron did not give to God alone the glory of this miracle which was due unto His name. It appeared that they took the glory of this miracle upon themselves. c. Moses and Aaron would not lead the people into the land promised to them. (vs. 12)
  4. a. Edom. (vs. 18) b. The descendants of Esau, Jacob's brother. (Gen 25:30)
  5. Aaron died at Mount Hor.


  1. a. They had no food and water and were tired of the manna. (vs. 5) b. He sent snakes to kill them.
  2. a. The Amorites. (vs. 21, 23) b. They attacked Israel but were severely defeated. (vs. 24)
  3. a. Og, king of Bashan. (vs. 33) b. They were defeated completely by Israel. There were no survivors. (vs. 35)


  1. He wanted to hire Balaam to curse the Israelites so he could defeat them. (vs. 6)
  2. Balaam rose to leave with the last group of men instead of waiting on them to come to him as God had instructed him to do. (vs. 20,21)
  3. The Angel of the Lord spoke to Balaam through the donkey.
  4. He had come to kill him.


  1. He could not curse anyone God would not curse. He continued to bless Israel.


  1. He desired to have the gifts and honor that Balak would give him. (vs. 1, 13)
  2. He attempted to entice God's favor to do his will against Israel. He thought he could control God's will.


  1. They married the Moab women and fell to worshiping Baal.
  2. The leader or judge of each tribe was to kill all those under them who had committed harlotry.
  3. Phinehas the son of Eleazar.
  4. 24,000. (vs. 9)
  5. An eternal priesthood and a covenant of peace. (vs. 12, 13)


  1. Take a new census of the Israelites who are old enough to go to war. (vs. 2)
  2. 601,730. (vs. 51)
  3. According to the size of their tribe they would receive their portion of the inheritance. (vs.54)
  4. a. 2. (vs. 65) b. Caleb and Joshua. c. They had been zealous for God and did not bring back a bad report on the land that had been spied out.


  1. a. They had no inheritance because their were no sons of their father among them. (vs. 3, 4) b. If a man had no sons, his inheritance would go to his daughters or the closest living relative. (vs. 9,11)
  2. a. Joshua would lead them into the land of promise. b. Moses had not hallowed God at Kadesh and was to die soon. (vs. 13)


  1. Moses was going to die. They were to be reminded of what they were to do to please God and how to follow His instructions.


  1. No, he had to do according to his word.
  2. Only her father could break her vow.
  3. She must keep her vow.
  4. He can overrule her vow as soon as he hears of it.
  5. They have no man over them to overrule their vow.
  6. By not responding to her vow, he allows her vow to be kept. (vs. 14)


  1. a. They brought back all of the women who had caused them to sin by worshiping idols. (vs. 16) b. They were to keep alive only the women who had not known a man.
  2. They shared equally between those who had fought the battle and those who did not go to fight. (vs. 27)
  3. They had come back with no one missing. (vs. 49, 50)


  1. a. The tribes of Rueben, Gad, and the tribe of Manasseh. (vs. 33) b. They would go before Israel on the other side of the Jordan to fight the enemies of the Lord so Israel could take possession of the promised land. (vs. 27)


  1. They were to drive out all the inhabitants and destroy all their molded images, idols, and places of worship. (vs. 52)
  2. If they did not drive out the inhabitants and destroy their idols, they would be harassed by the people ad destroyed by God. (vs. 55)


  1. Eleazar the priest, Joshua, and one leader of each tribe. (vs. 17)


  1. They were given cities to dwell in and land for their cattle, herds, and animals. (vs. 2, 3)
  2. a. A city a person could seek refuge in if they had accidentally killed someone. (vs. 11) b. 6 cities were set up for refuge. (vs. 6)


  1. If they married outside their own tribe, their inheritance would be drawn away from their father's tribe. They would eventually have no inheritance for their father's tribe. It would go to the new tribe of whom they married. (vs. 3)
  2. The daughters of Zelophehad were to marry only within their father's tribe. (vs. 6)