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The Book of Numbers 0005 - Lesson 3

Scripture Passage: 
Numbers 26:1-65

Chapter 26

The Second Numbering

  1. ALL THAT ARE ABLE TO GO FORTH TO WAR (Numbers 26:1-51)
    1. Instructions for the Numbering (Numbers 26:1-4)
      1. The first numbering (Numbers 1:2-4)
        1. Take the sum of all the congregation.
        2. After their families
        3. By the house of their fathers
        4. With the number of their names
        5. Every male by their polls
        6. From twenty years old and upward
        7. All that are able to go forth to war
      2. The second numbering (Numbers 26:1-4)
        1. After the plague (Numbers 26:1)
        2. Take the sum of all the congregation (Numbers 26:2, 4).
        3. From twenty years old and upward (Numbers 26:2, 4)
        4. Throughout their fathers’ house (Numbers 26:2)
        5. All that are able to go forth to war (Numbers 26:2)
        6. As the Lord commanded Moses and the children of Israel which went forth out of the land of Egypt (Numbers 26:4)
    2. The Place of the Numbering (Numbers 26:3)
      1. The first numbering – in the wilderness of Sinai (Numbers 1:1)
      2. The second numbering (Numbers 26:3)
        1. In the plains of Moab
        2. By Jordan near Jericho
    3. The Numbering of the Reubenites (Numbers 26:5-11)
      1. The children of Reuben (Numbers 26:5-6)
        1. Hanoch (Numbers 26:5)
        2. Pallu (Numbers 26:5)
        3. Hezron (Numbers 26:6)
        4. Carmi (Numbers 26:6)
      2. The number of Reubenites (Numbers 26:7)
        1. The first numbering = 46,500 (Numbers 1:20-21)
        2. The second numbering = 43,730 (Numbers 26:7)
        3. A decrease of 2,770
      3. A disgrace to the Reubenites (Numbers 26:8-11)
        1. The sons of Pallu (Numbers 26:8)
        2. The sons of Eliab (Numbers 26:8)
          1. Nemuel
          2. Dathan
          3. Abiram
        3. The memory of Dathan and Abiram (Numbers 26:9-11; Numbers 16:1)
          1. They were famous (Numbers 26:9).
          2. They strove against Moses and Aaron (Numbers 26:9).
          3. They yoked up with Korah (Numbers 26:9).
          4. They strove against the Lord (Numbers 26:9).
          5. They died with Korah (Numbers 26:10).
    4. The Numbering of the Simeonites (Numbers 26:12-14)
      1. The children of Simeon (Numbers 26:12-13)
        1. Nemuel (Numbers 26:12)
        2. Jamin (Numbers 26:12)
        3. Jachin (Numbers 26:12)
        4. Zerah (Numbers 26:13)
        5. Shaul (Numbers 26:13)
      2. The number of Simeonites (Numbers 26:14)
        1. The first numbering = 59,300 (Numbers 1:22-23)
        2. The second numbering = 22,200 (Numbers 26:14)
        3. A decrease of 37,100
    5. The Numbering of Gad (Numbers 26:15-18)
      1. The children of Gad (Numbers 26:15-17)
        1. Zephon (Numbers 26:15)
        2. Haggi (Numbers 26:15)
        3. Shuni (Numbers 26:15)
        4. Ozni (Numbers 26:16)
        5. Eri (Numbers 26:16)
        6. Arod (Numbers 26:17)
        7. Areli (Numbers 26:17)
      2. The number of the children of Gad (Numbers 26:18)
        1. The first numbering = 45,650 (Numbers 1:24-25)
        2. The second numbering = 40,500 (Numbers 26:18)
        3. A decrease of 5,150
    6. The Numbering of Judah (Numbers 26:19-22)
      1. The sons of Judah who died (Numbers 26:19)
        1. Er and Onan
        2. They died in the land of Canaan.
      2. The sons of Judah (Numbers 26:20-21)
        1. Shelah (Numbers 26:20)
        2. Pharez (Numbers 26:20-21)
          1. Hezron (Numbers 26:21)
          2. Hamul (Numbers 26:21)
        3. Zerah (Numbers 26:20)
      3. The number of the children of Judah (Numbers 26:22)
        1. The first numbering = 74,600 (Numbers 1:26-27)
        2. The second numbering = 76,500 (Numbers 26:22)
        3. An increase of 1,900
    7. The Numbering of Issachar (Numbers 26:23-25)
      1. The sons of Issachar (Numbers 26:23-24)
        1. Tola (Numbers 26:23)
        2. Pua (Numbers 26:23)
        3. Jashub (Numbers 26:24)
        4. Shimron (Numbers 26:24)
      2. The number of the children of Issachar (Numbers 26:25)
        1. The first numbering = 54,400 (Numbers 1:28-29)
        2. The second numbering = 64,300 (Numbers 26:25)
        3. An increase of 9,900
    8. The Numbering of the Zebulunites (Numbers 26:26-27)
      1. The sons of Zebulun (Numbers 26:26)
        1. Sered
        2. Elon
        3. Jahleel
      2. The number of the children of Zebulun (Numbers 26:27)
        1. The first numbering = 57,400 (Numbers 1:30-31)
        2. The second numbering = 60,500 (Numbers 26:27)
        3. An increase of 3,100
    9. The Sons of Joseph (Numbers 26:28)
      1. Manasseh
      2. Ephraim
    10. The Numbering of Manasseh (Numbers 26:29-34)
      1. The sons of Manasseh (Numbers 26:29-33)
        1. Machir (Numbers 26:29-30)
          1. Gilead (Numbers 26:29)
            1. Jezer (Numbers 26:30)
            2. Helek (Numbers 26:30)
        2. Asriel (Numbers 26:31)
        3. Shechem (Numbers 26:31)
        4. Shemida (Numbers 26:32)
        5. Hepher (Numbers 26:32-33)
          1. Zelophehad (Numbers 26:33)
            1. No sons
            2. Five daughters
              1. Mahlah
              2. Noah
              3. Hoglah
              4. Milcah
              5. Tirzah
      2. The number of the children of Manasseh (Numbers 26:34)
        1. The first numbering = 32,200 (Numbers 1:34-35)
        2. The second numbering = 52,700 (Numbers 26:34)
        3. An increase of 20,500
    11. The Numbering of Ephraim (Numbers 26:35-37)
      1. The sons of Ephraim (Numbers 26:35-36)
        1. Shuthelah (Numbers 26:35-36)
          1. Eran (Numbers 26:36)
        2. Becher (Numbers 26:35)
        3. Tahan (Numbers 26:35)
      2. The number of the children of Ephraim (Numbers 26:37)
        1. The first numbering = 40,500 (Numbers 1:32-33)
        2. The second numbering = 32,500 (Numbers 26:37)
        3. A decrease of 8,000
    12. The Numbering of Benjamin (Numbers 26:38-41)
      1. The sons of Benjamin (Numbers 26:38-40)
        1. Bela (Numbers 26:38, 40)
          1. Ard (Numbers 26:40)
          2. Naaman (Numbers 26:40)
        2. Ashbel (Numbers 26:38)
        3. Ahiram (Numbers 26:38)
        4. Shupham (Numbers 26:39)
        5. Hupham (Numbers 26:39)
      2. The number of the children of Benjamin (Numbers 26:41)
        1. The first numbering = 35,400 (Numbers 1:36-37)
        2. The second numbering = 45,600 (Numbers 26:41)
        3. An increase of 10,200
    13. The Numbering of Dan (Numbers 26:42-43)
      1. The sons of Dan (Numbers 26:42)
        1. Shuham
      2. The number of the children of Dan (Numbers 26:43)
        1. The first numbering = 62,700 (Numbers 1:38-39)
        2. The second numbering = 64,400 (Numbers 26:43)
        3. An increase of 1,700
    14. The Numbering of Asher (Numbers 26:44-47)
      1. The children of Asher (Numbers 26:44-46)
        1. Jimna (Numbers 26:44)
        2. Jesui (Numbers 26:44)
        3. Beriah (Numbers 26:44-45)
          1. Heber (Numbers 26:45)
          2. Malchiel (Numbers 26:45)
        4. Sarah the daughter of Asher (Numbers 26:46)
      2. The number of the children of Asher (Numbers 26:47)
        1. The first numbering = 41,500 (Numbers 1:40-41)
        2. The second numbering = 53,400 (Numbers 26:47)
        3. An increase of 11,900
    15. The Numbering of Naphtali (Numbers 26:48-50)
      1. The sons of Naphtali (Numbers 26:48-49)
        1. Jahzeel (Numbers 26:48)
        2. Guni (Numbers 26:48)
        3. Jezer (Numbers 26:49)
        4. Shillem (Numbers 26:49)
      2. The number of the children of Naphtali (Numbers 26:50)
        1. The first numbering = 53,400 (Numbers 1:42-43)
        2. The second numbering = 45,400 (Numbers 26:50)
        3. A decrease of 8,000
    16. The Sum of the Numbering (Numbers 26:51)
      1. The first numbering = 603,550 (Numbers 1:45-46)
      2. The second numbering = 601,730 (Numbers 26:51)
      3. A decrease of 1,820
  2. THE DIVIDING OF THE LAND (Numbers 26:52-56)
    1. The Land to be Divided for an Inheritance (Numbers 26:52-53)
    2. The Land to be Divided by the Number of People (Numbers 26:54-56)
  3. THE NUMBERING OF THE LEVITES (Numbers 26:57-62)
    1. The Families of Levi (Numbers 26:57)
      1. The Gershonites
      2. The Kohathites
      3. The Merarites
    2. The Families of the Gershonites (Numbers 26:58)
      1. The Libnites (Numbers 3:21)
    3. The Families of the Kohathites (Numbers 26:58)
      1. The Hebronites (Numbers 3:19)
      2. The Korathithes (Numbers 16:1)
        1. Came from the sons of Korah
        2. Korah was a son of Izhar.
        3. Izhar was a son of Kohath.
      3. Apparently the boldness of the sons of Korah gave them a right to stand on their own in the eyes of God.
    4. The Families of the Merarites (Numbers 26:58)
      1. The Mahlites (Numbers 3:20)
      2. The Mushites (Numbers 3:20)
    5. The Genealogy of Moses, Aaron and Miriam (Numbers 26:58-61)
      1. Kohath, the son of Levi, begat Amram (Numbers 26:58).
      2. Amram’s wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi (Numbers 26:59).
      3. The children of Amram and Jochebed (Numbers 26:59)
        1. Aaron
        2. Moses
        3. Miriam
      4. The children of Aaron (Numbers 26:60-61)
        1. Nadab
        2. Abihu
        3. Eleazar
        4. Ithamar
    6. The Number of Levites (Numbers 26:62)
      1. All males from a month old and upward
      2. They were not numbered among the children of Israel.
      3. There was no inheritance given to them.
      4. They numbered
        1. The first numbering = 22,300 (Numbers 3:39) (See notes on Numbers chapter 3 about the 22,000 instead of 22,300.)
        2. The second numbering = 23,000 (Numbers 26:62)
  4. THE CONCLUSION OF THE NUMBERING (Numbers 26:63-65)
    1. The New Generation (Numbers 26:63-65)
    2. The Faithful Remnants of the Last Generation (Numbers 26:65)
      1. Caleb the son of Jephunneh
      2. Joshua the son of Nun
  5. PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF THE SECOND NUMBERING
    1. Second Chances
      1. God is a God of second chances.
      2. The second numbering did not occur with the children of Israel back in the wilderness of Sinai.  God started over with them, but they had still gained ground from where they started.
    2. A Decrease in Numbers
      1. Sometimes God chooses to decrease our numbers before we can do what He has for us.
      2. A decrease of our numbers could be a matter of purification by God.
    3. Service to God
      1. Taking a stand for the Lord gets His attention (The Korathites).
      2. We are replaceable.  If we fail to serve God and believe His word, He will raise up someone else to do what we should have done.  If our generation fails to serve God and believe His word, then our generation is also replaceable.
      3. In our generation we need to take note of the Caleb’s and Joshua’s and learn from them.
Andrew Ray

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 17:12

Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.