There was a king in Edom (Num.
No argument in support of the traditional theory can be drawn from the account of Korah's revolt (Num.
sqq., see § 3) or from the Levitical cities (Num.
Again, in the composite story of Korah's revolt, one version reflects a contest between Aaronites and the other Levites who claimed the priesthood (Num.
II) appear in another light when threatened with captivity by Asshur (Num.
4 Even the tithes enjoyed by the Levites (Num.
It was used first in this sense in 1597 In the earliest periods of the world's history of which we have any record, this art, like that of the perfumer, was practised by a special class of the priesthood, as in the case of Eleazar (Num.
This was the scene of the "strife" at Meribah (striving) where Yahweh "shewed himself holy" (Num.
8) and here, finally, for some cause, now obscured, Moses and his brother Aaron incurred Yahweh's displeasure (Num.
25, with that ascribed to Moses in Num.
Thus the Book of the Wars of the Lord is mentioned in Num.
18; the Song of the Well is quoted in Num.
Distinctively Calebite are the stories of the eponym who, fearless of the " giants " of Palestine, gained striking divine promises (Num.
the story of Phinehas, Num.
From a number of points of evidence there appears to have been a group of traditions of a movement from the south (probably Kadesh, Num.
If the clans of Moses' kin which moved into Judah bore the ark (Num.
24 and nary= Num.
33 seq.; Num.
The statements are obscure, and elsewhere Hormah is the scene of a victory over the Canaanites by Israel (Num.
A similar spirit appears among the prophecies ascribed to Balaam: "Amalek, first (or chief) of nations, his latter end [will be] destruction" (Num.
9), was a byword for old-time might and power (Num.
The suggestion has been made that the name Cain is the eponym, of the Kenites, and although this clan has a good name almost everywhere in the Old Testament, yet in Num.
During the existence of the Temple there was a double celebration of the Passover, a series of stipulated sacrifices being offered during the seven days in the Temple, details of which are given in Num.
fetishism mixed with Shamanism, the shaman (tadji-bei) being a kepresentative of the great divinity, the Num.
197 sqq.; on coins found in 1909, see Jameson in Rev. Num.
As the ark started, it was hailed with the cry,"Arise, Yahweh, let thine enemies be scattered, let them that hate thee flee from before thee," and when it came to rest, the cry again rang out, "Return, O Yahweh, to the myriads of families of Israel" (Num.
The account of the commencement of the ark's journey associates it with Moses and his kin (Num.
5), though apparently it had been held, in part at least, conjointly with the Moabites, or perhaps under their supremacy (Num.
By this invasion, as the Moabites were driven to the south of the Arnon, which formed their northern boundary from that time, so the Ammonites were driven out of Gilead across the upper waters of the Jabbok where it flows from south to north, which henceforth continued to be their western boundary (Num.
The sacred lots which gave " judgment " in accordance with the divine oracle (Num.
The tassels attached by blue threads to the four corners of the outer garment were unique only as regards the special meaning attached to them (Num.
3), and in the central uplands (Num.
- This book was written in the name of the two prophets mentioned in Num.
GAMALIEL (SK'), This name, which in Old Testament times figures only as that of a prince of the tribe of Manasseh (vide Num.
In the liturgy of the Temple the name was pronounced in the priestly benediction (Num.
4 Siphre, Num.
There is an obscure allusion to their destruction in an appendage to the oracles of Balaam (Num.
It need hardly be said that the height and might of Goliath must be regarded in the same way as Num.
The main passage concerning Balaam in Num.
The narrative in Num.
The remaining poems are usually regarded as later additions; thus the Oxford Hexateuch on Num.
3, 17), and are found to be quite in accordance with similar peculiarities elsewhere (Num.
11 seq.); but full regulations for the legal observance of the Nazarite vow are given in Num.
17-26, a group of regulations, of a simple, undeveloped character, on various religious observances); Num.
29-36, and most of Num.
7-I I; Num.
xii., most of Num.
(the whole); Num.
17, 19 ff.; Num.
6 (" the Canaanite was then in the land ") and Num.
Also, the Passover Lamb could be sacrificed on the Sabbath, and justification for this was found in Num.
") R., 33 homilies on Numbers, mainly derived from 4 above (though in an earlier text), with a later haggadic exposition, perhaps of 12th century, on Num.
7), and Moses begins to be chiefly looked at as the greatest of prophets (Num.
It is characteristic that in Num.
"There is no augury in Jacob and no divination in Israel; in due time it is told to Jacob and to Israel what God cloth work" (Num.
The early observance of the relative values may be inferred from Num.
The log and kab are not found till the later writings; but the ratio of hin to issaron is practically fixed in early times by the proportions in Num.
Such a proportion is indicated in Num.
The Saxon and Norman ounce is said to average 416.5 (Num.
Head, in Num.
A wife who drank the holy water in which the dust of the Sanctuary was mingled (Num.
The latter view implies that the oppressed Israelites left Egypt for one of its dependencies, and both theories find only conjectural identifications in the various stations recorded in Num.
They are closely related, as regards subject matter, &c., to the narratives in Num.
According to Num.
On the other hand, according to the prevailing tradition, the attempt to break northwards was frustrated by a defeat at Hormah (Num.
§ 16) gives a Messianic interpretation of Num.
above the sea, is of extreme antiquity (see Num.
Akademie der Wissenschaften zu St Petersburg (1821); Numi cufici ex variis museis selecti (1823); Notice d'une centaine d'ouvrages arabes, &c., qui manquent en grande partie aux bidliotheques de l'Europe (1834); and Nova supplementa ad recensionem Num.
The Israelites at Kadesh, almost at the gate of the promised land, incurred the wrath of Yahweh, and, deterred by a defeat at Hormah from pursuing their journey northwards, were obliged to choose another route (Num.
19 seq.); consequently a great detour was made from Kadesh round by the south of Edom (Num.
At length the people safely reached Pisgah in Moab (Num.
1), or, according to another view, passed outside Moab until they reached the border of Sihon's kingdom (Num.
ii., and the late list in Num.
the poem on the fall of Heshbon, Num.
21 the latter is associated with both Sihon and Balaam, and in some obscure manner Midian and Moab are connected in Num.
However, all that is recorded in Num.
xlviii.), but although it mentions the "men of Gad," makes no allusion to the Israelite tribe Reuben, whose seat lay in the district (Num.
2 The relation of Chemosh, the national god, to his "children" (Num.
Natureworship, as in Israel, lay at the foundation, and the impure rites of Shittim and Baal-Peor (Num.
2 In addition to these customs to prevent the alienation of the estate and to perpetuate the family name, the post-exilic story in Num.
They effected it by enforcing the new law of the priestly code (Num.
Elsewhere J speaks of "Hobab, the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' father-inlaw" (Num.
Again, the account of the quails, which is obviously incomplete, is undoubtedly derived from Num.
22, 2 f., 16, where Massah occurs alone): P's version of striving at Meribah, in which traces of J's account have been preserved, is given at Num.
II, where he is introduced as a young man and Moses' minister; and (c) the references elsewhere to the home of the Amalekites: according to Num.
9-16 and by the parallel account of J in Num.
1-3); he pleads that he is unequal to the task (Num.
The subsequent narrative of J (Num.
that of burnt-offering; (2) the command as to the half-shekel presupposes the census of Num.
They may originally have had a serpent form, for it is difficult not to regard "seraphim" as originally (as in Num.
478 sqq.; Sarrazin, "De Sozomeni historia num integra sit," in the Commentationes philologae jenenses, i.
4), a visional or apocalyptic discourse (Num.
Even the convention above referred to is inexact: it includes the Philistine territory, claimed but never settled by the Hebrews, and excludes the outlying parts of the large area claimed in Num.
28), resort to ordeal (Num.
Both Moab and Ammon had good reason to be hostile to Gilead (Num.
3), see Num.
26 sqq.), and it was for some obscure offence at this place that both Aaron and Moses were prohibited from entering the Promised Land (Num.
3; cp. Num.
Hor; the latter is an unidentified site on the border of Edom (Num.
In the account of the contention between Moses and his sister Miriam (Num.
The post-exilic narratives give him a greater share in the plagues of Egypt, represent him as high-priest, and confirm his position by the miraculous budding of his rod alone of all the rods of the other tribes (Num.
The same ideas underlie the story of the Brazen Serpent which cured the Israelites of the bites of the serpents in the Wilderness (Num.
The most remarkable was the destruction of a brazen serpent, the cult of which was traditionally traced back to the time of Moses (Num.
In this connexion reference should be made also to Cowley's Ode to the Royal Society, and to Dr John Wallis's remarks in Hearne's Preface to P. Langtoft's Chronicle (appendix, num.
P. Six, Rev. num.
(6) Terumoth (" heave offerings "), on the laws in Num.
(7) Ma`asroth (" tithes ") or Ma`aser Ri'shon (" first tithe "), with reference to the Levites, Num.
(9) Hallah (" cake "), on Num.
5 sqq.; Num.
34 sqq.; Num.
(3) Nedarim (" vows "), on Num.
(4) Nazir (" Nazirite "), on Num.
(6) Sotah (" the faithless woman "), on Num.
26 seq.; Num.
15 sqq.; Num.
32 sqq.; Num.
(2) Ohaloth (" tents "), on defilement through a corpse (Num.
6 seq.; Num.
20); (3) Tephillin (prayers, phylacteries); (4) the fringes (Num.
3 The Finns came to apply to the upper gods the term Yumala which originally denoted the living sky; the Samoyedes made the same use of Num, and the Mongols of Tengri.
Hor (perhaps Jebel Madera) are represented as lying on its border (Num.
The first Bela, son of Beor, is often identified with Balaam, but the traditions of the Exodus are not precise enough to warrant the assumption that the seer was the king of a hostile land in Num.
6, 7, where the same prohibition is extended to all the priests); the distinction between " holy " and " most holy " things (Num: xviii.
20 f.) and Num.
30-33, marks a later stage of development than Num.
He is known as Hobab the son of Reuel the Kenite (Num.
18); and if Zipporah is the wife of Moses referred to in Num.
27 (see Exodus) and Num.
For his courage and confidence he alone was rewarded by the promise that he and his seed should obtain a possession in it (Num.
Similarly in Num.
The mount or hill-country in b appears to be that which the Israelites unsuccessfully attempted to take (Num.
41-45), but according to another old fragment Hormah was the scene of a victory (Num.
MOUNT HOR (iv), the scene in the Bible of Aaron's death, situated "in the edge of the land of Edom" (Num.
Another Mount Hor is mentioned in Num.
But it is recorded that the Rabbi 'Agiba, who recognized him as Messiah, applied Num.
The Israelites are at Abel-Shittim (already reached in Num.
8; another form of the name is Hoshea (Num.
9 seq.; Num.
51) appears to have been on the lines laid down in Num.
He has no place in the oldest surviving narratives of the exodus (Wellhausen, Steuernagel); and only later sources add him to Caleb (Num.
It is no part of the account of the fall or of the flood (note verse 4 and Num.
The book closes with the death of Joseph about fifty years later, after the birth of the children of Machir, who himself was a contemporary of Moses forty years after the Exodus (Num.
8), though Machir received Gilead from the hands of Moses (Num.
Final n, if originally it stood between two vowels, drops away (bo, b 0 n u m; vi, v i n u m), but not when it answers to mn (thus do nu in makes do, but dom num don; sonum makes so, but somnum son).
18 as compared with Num.
18 seq.; Num.
19 ff., 27, 44 we find them located in the southern mountain country, while in Num.
It is probable that popular stories of the conquest of the earlier inhabitants have been applied to the Philistines; their general character associates them with the legends of the " sons of Anak " who enter into Judaean (perhaps originally Calebite) tradition elsewhere (Num.
In spite of her own statement in the epilogue to her fables: "Marie ai num, si suis de 1 Cotton MS. Domit.
The view at one time most generally accepted was that first propounded by Karl Lachmann in his "Kritik der Sage von den Nibelungen" (Rheinisches Museum fur Philologie, Num.
bearing the sacred ark had been the task of the Kohathites (Num.
MI5 and the Special Branch bugged and infiltrated the NUM, planting disinformation and disrupting the union's plans.
There are quilts, blankets and cotton nightwear by Birdy Num Num.
It will return either fail or a new list [num, den] of canceled numerator and denominator.
The ordinary individual may not intrude under penalty of death; only those of Levitical origin may perform service, and they are essentially the servants and hereditary serfs of the Aaronite priests (see Num.
6-10), and so far from any degradation being attached to the rank and file of the Levites, their position is naturally an honourable one compared with that of the mass of non-Levitical worshippers (see Num.
6), and though they may naturally possess property as private individuals, they alone of all the tribes of Israel possess no tribal inheritance (Num.
4) gives another view of events in which both Elijah and Elisha were concerned, and the change is more vividly realized when it is found that even to Moses and Aaron, the traditional founders of Israelite religion and ritual, is ascribed an offence whereby they incurred Yahweh's wrath (Num.
2 The legislative portions are mainly comprised in Ex., xxxv.- end, Leviticus entire and Num.
24 sqq.) is given as a Mosaic precedent in the post-exilic priestly legislation (Num.
14), and in the allusion to the same prehistoric folk in the account of the spies (Num.
Riley holds that the hypopharynx be longs to the mandibular and maxillary segments, while the cervical sclerites 2 ---_,?1 N' ____ U1 or gula represent the ster Ant num of the labial segment.
The fragmentary allusions to the cult of Baal Peor (Num.
An allusion to this appears in the account of Israel's defeat on the occasion of the attempt to force a passage from Kadesh through Hormah, evidently into Palestine (Num.
To presume to fight without it was to invite defeat, and on one notable occasion the Israelites attempted to attack their enemy north of Kadesh without its aid, and were defeated (Num.
The aspiration of Moses (Num.
xxxii.), the blessing of the priests (Num.
This impression is fully confirmed by (a) a comparison of the Talmud and later Midrashic works with which it has obvious points of contact, and (b) the historical allusions, such as the mention of Constantinople (Num.
(See The Exodus.) Messengers to Edom were repulsed (Num.
The two main incidents that precede the departure of the children of Israel from the mountain (Num.
xxxv.-xl., Leviticus and Num.
Zelophehad having only daughters, the case is made the occasion of laying down the law that where there are no sons daughters inherit, but must marry within their own tribe (Num.
(4) Parah (the [red] " heifer "), on Num.
Rodhe, Num Jeremias Threnos scripserit quaestiones (Lundae, 1871); F.
as an undoubted excerpt from H, but, with the exception of Num.
The pets come in a variety of characters, including Chunk, Jilly, Mr. Squiggles, Nugget, Num Nums, Patches, PipSqueak, Scoodles, and Winkie.
A loop of plati num wire passed under these tubes serves to suspend the vessel from the balance arm.
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