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The Book of Numbers 0004 - Lesson 5

Scripture Passage: 
Numbers 21:10-35

Chapter 21 (Continued)

War From Without and From Within (Continued)

  1. THE CONTINUED JOURNEY OF THE ISRAELITES (Numbers 21:10-16)
    1. Mount Hor to the Other Side of Arnon (Numbers 21:10-13)
      1. Mount Hor to Oboth (Numbers 21:10)
        1. Mount Hor to Zalmonah (Numbers 33:41)
        2. Zalmonah to Punon (Numbers 33:42)
        3. Punon to Oboth (Numbers 33:43)
      2. Oboth to Ijeabarim (Numbers 21:11; Numbers 33:44)
      3. Ijeabarim to the valley of Zared (Numbers 21:12; Deuteronomy 2:13-14)
      4. The valley of Zared to the other side of Arnon (Numbers 21:13; Deuteronomy 2:24)
    2. The Book of the Wars of the Lord (Numbers 21:14-15)
      1. A historical writing
      2. Not intended to be scripture
      3. Other books mentioned
        1. The Book of the Wars of the Lord (Numbers 21:14)
        2. The Book of Jasher (Joshua 10:13; 2 Samuel 1:18)
        3. The Book of the Acts of Solomon (2 Kings 11:41)
        4. The Book of Nathan the Prophet (1 Chronicles 29:29)
        5. The Book of Gad the Seer (1 Chronicles 29:29)
        6. The Prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite (2 Chronicles 9:29)
        7. The Visions of Iddo the Seer (2 Chronicles 9:29)
    3. The Other Side of Arnon to Beer (Numbers 21:16)
      1. The Bible definition for Beer – “that is the well”
      2. They apparently did not encamp here.
  2. WATER FROM THE WELL (Numbers 21:16-18)
    1. Water from the Lord (Numbers 21:16)
      1. The Lord commands Moses to gather the people and He will give them water.
      2. Notice that the people had not murmured about water, yet the Lord knew what they needed.
    2. The Song of Israel (Numbers 21:17-18)
  3. THE CONTINUED JOURNEY OF THE ISRAELITES (Numbers 21:18-20)
    1. From Beer to Mattanah (Numbers 21:18)
    2. From Mattanah to Nahaliel (Numbers 21:19)
    3. From Nahaliel to Bamoth (Numbers 21:19)
    4. From Bamoth to the Top of Pisgah (Numbers 21:20)
      1. Apparently the Israelites did not encamp in Beer, Mattanah, Nahaliel, or Bamoth.
      2. The places listed where they pitched between Ijeabarim and Pisgah are:
        1. Dibon-gad (Numbers 33:45-46)
        2. Almon-diblathaim
      3. The top of Pisgah is the same as Mount Nebo (Deuteronomy 34:1).
  4. WAR WITH THE AMORITES (Numbers 21:21-31)
    1. The Request of the Israelites (Numbers 21:21-22; Deuteronomy 2:26-29)
      1. Let us pass through thy land.
      2. We will not turn into the fields or vineyards.
      3. We will not drink of the waters of the well.
      4. We will go along the king’s high way.
    2. The Attack of Sihon (Numbers 21:23; Deuteronomy 2:30)
      1. Sihon gathered his people against Israel (Deuteronomy 2:30).
        1. The Lord hardened his spirit.
        2. The Lord made his heart obstinate.
      2. They fought at Jahaz.
    3. The Victory of the Israelites (Numbers 21:24-26; Deuteronomy 2:31-37)
      1. They destroyed the men, women and little ones.
      2. They took the cattle for prey.
      3. They took the spoil of the cities.
    4. The Proverb of Heshbon (Numbers 21:27-30)
      1. Sihon came in and overtook Moab (Numbers 21:27-29).
      2. Moab was overtaken because of idolatry (Numbers 21:29).
        1. Chemosh the god of Moab
        2. A thorn in the flesh of the Israelites (1 Kings 11:7, 31-33)
      3. Israel overtook Sihon (Numbers 21:30).
    5. Israel Dwells in the Land of the Amorites (Numbers 21:31; Numbers 32:33).
      1. The future home of Reuben
      2. The future home of Gad
      3. The future home of the half tribe of Manasseh
  5. WAR WITH THE BASHANITES (Numbers 21:32-35)
    1. Victory in the Villages of Jaazer (Numbers 21:32)
    2. The Attack of Og (Numbers 21:33)
      1. Og the king
        1. Of the remnant of the giants (Deuteronomy 3:11)
        2. His bed was of iron.
        3. It was 13’-6” long and 6’-0” wide.
      2. He and his people came out to fight at Edrei (Deuteronomy 3:1).
    3. Courage from the Lord (Numbers 21:34; Deuteronomy 3:2)
      1. What the Lord did to Sihon
      2. The Lord will do to Og.
    4. Victory for the Israelites (Numbers 21:35; Deuteronomy 3:3-12)
      1. The people were destroyed.
      2. All cities were taken (Deuteronomy 3:4-5).
        1. The cities numbered 60.
        2. The cities were fenced with high walls, gates and bars.
        3. Also, there were many unwalled towns.
      3. The cattle and spoil they kept.
Andrew Ray

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 2:6

For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.