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KHUKATH (Statutes)
Numbers 19:1-22:1

There are 57 Aleph-Tavs in this week's Torah portion




Red Heifer
Copper Serpent



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CHAPTER 19

Numbers 19:1-22

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19:1 And hwhy spoke to Moses and to Aaron, to say, 2 this is the Statute of the Torah that hwhy commanded, to say: Speak to the Sons of Israel, and they shall bring to you a perfect red heifer, which shall not be a blemish in her, which a yoke has not been elevated upon her. 3 And you shall give her to Eleazar, the Priest, and bring her to outside of the Camp, and shall kill her toward His Face. 4 And Eleazar, the Priest, shall take from her blood on his finger, and sprinkle of her blood toward the front of the face of the Tent of Appointment seven times. 5 And shall burn ta-the heifer to His Eyes; ta-her skin, and ta-her flesh, and ta-her blood, upon her dung shall burn. 6 And the Priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and the crimson worm, and shall cast to the midst of the burning of the heifer. 7 And the Priest shall wash his garments and bathe his flesh in the water, and afterward shall come to the Camp, and the Priest shall be unclean until the mixing time (evening).

8 And the one burning her shall wash his garments in the water, and bathe his flesh in the water and shall be unclean until the mixing time (evening).

9 And a clean man shall gather
ta the ashes of the heifer, and shall store in a clean place outside by the Camp, and she shall be for the Congregation of the Sons of Israel to be kept for the Water of Impurity. She is a Sin Offering. 10 And the one gathering ta ashes of the heifer shall wash ta-his garments and shall be unclean until the mixing time (evening). And she shall be to the Sons of Israel and to the stranger that is sojourning in their midst for a Statute of Ages.

11 The one touching on the dead of any soul of an Adam, and shall be unclean seven days. 12 He shall purify among himself on the third day, and shall be clean on the seventh day: and if not shall purify on the third day and on the seventh day, shall not be clean. 13 All of the ones touching on the dead on a soul of the Adam who shall die, and shall not purify
ta-the Tabernacle of hwhy, shall be unclean; and that soul, she shall be cut off from Israel: for the Water of Impurity was not sprinkled upon him, shall still be unclean; his uncleanness is on him.

14 This is the Torah if an Adam shall die in a tent: all that come to the tent, and all that are in the tent, shall be unclean seven days. 15 And every open vessel, which has no lid of thread upon him, he shall be unclean. 16 And all who touches upon the face of the field, on a pierced one of a sword, or on a dead one, or on a bone of an Adam, or on a grave, shall be unclean seven days. 17 And they shall take for the unclean one of the ashes of the burning of the Sin Offering, and shall put living water upon him to a vessel: 18 And a clean man shall take hyssop, and shall dip in the water, and shall sprinkle upon the Tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the souls whom they were there, and upon the one touching on the bone, or on a slain, or on the dead, or on the grave: 19 And the clean one shall sprinkle upon the unclean one on the third day, and on the seventh day: and shall purify him on the seventh day, and shall wash his clothes, and shall bathe in the water, and shall be clean in the mixing time (evening). 20 And a man that shall be unclean, and she shall not purify, and the soul, she shall be cut off from the midst of the Assembly, for
ta-the Sanctuary of hwhy was defiled, the Water of Impurity was not sprinkled upon him; he shall be unclean. 21 And she shall be to them for a Statute of Ages, and the one sprinkling the Water of Impurity shall wash his garments; and the one touching on the Water of the Impurity, he shall be unclean until the mixing time (evening). 22 And all that shall touch on him the unclean one shall be unclean; and the soul, the one touching, she shall be unclean until the mixing time (evening).


(Note: Not all verses will have comments)


Verses one through ten

1 And hwhy spoke to Moses and to Aaron, to say, 2 this is the Statute of the Torah that hwhy commanded, to say: Speak to the Sons of Israel, and they shall bring to you a perfect red heifer, which shall not be a blemish in her, which a yoke has not been elevated upon her. 3 And you shall give her to Eleazar, the Priest, and bring her to outside of the Camp, and shall kill her toward His Face. 4 And Eleazar, the Priest, shall take from her blood on his finger, and sprinkle of her blood toward the front of the face of the Tent of Appointment seven times. 5 And shall burn ta-the heifer to His Eyes; ta-her skin, and ta-her flesh, and ta-her blood, upon her dung shall burn. 6 And the Priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and the crimson worm, and shall cast to the midst of the burning of the heifer. 7 And the Priest shall wash his garments and bathe his flesh in the water, and afterward shall come to the Camp, and the Priest shall be unclean until the mixing time (evening).

8 And the one burning her shall wash his garments in the water, and bathe his flesh in the water and shall be unclean until the mixing time (evening).

9 And a clean man shall gather
ta the ashes of the heifer, and shall store in a clean place outside by the Camp, and she shall be for the Congregation of the Sons of Israel to be kept for the Water of Impurity. She is a Sin Offering. 10 And the one gathering ta ashes of the heifer shall wash ta-his garments and shall be unclean until the mixing time (evening). And she shall be to the Sons of Israel and to the stranger that is sojourning in their midst for a Statute of Ages.

There were three different people involved in this process:

1: Eleazar, son of Aaron, who was second in command of the Priesthood
2: One Levite Priest that burned the heifer, in Eleazar's presence
3: One Levite Priest, who was clean, who took the ashes outside the camp

The other two are most likely Priests, because only Priests can do the sacrificial activities.



Looking at the following items:

THE RED HEIFER

Ephraim Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries noted that Yeshua's body was perfect, like the Red Heifer was, and Yeshua was the "perfect" candidate to be the One to be sacrificed for all the people.

In 2014, an email from The Temple Institute stated that a red heifer was born in the United States and would be a candidate for the future Temple cleansing sacrifice. There is no doubt that another Temple will be built in Jerusalem, but we also know there is currently the Holy Temple in the Kingdom of Heaven, and it is in the apostle Paul's book of Hebrews

Hebrews 9:11 But Messiah being come an High Priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect Tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; 12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the Holy Place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

How did the Red Heifer relate to Yeshua? Yeshua died on Passover, so how would the Red Heifer account be symbolically applied to Him?

This is my best notion, and I don't know if anyone thought of this analogy in relation to this account. The event of Yeshua being crucified contained "harmonic overtones" of sacrifices. In musical instrumental terms, harmonic overtones are other harmonic note sounds, not actually played, occurring the same time above one note that is actually played. A great example of this is a typical church bell. When the bell is struck, one can hear another pitch above the natural note of the bell. One of my music faculty members at the time called the bell's overtone a "chip tone", which in music technicality, in what he noted, is a high pitch fourth ordinal of the musical eight note octave. This "Harmonic Overtones Theory" analogy is not new in the scriputres. For example, hwhy met Abraham and Sarah with the two other men on Sukkoth (Feast of Tabernacles). But also in this same Abrahamic account, one of the food items that Abraham gave them was "unleavened bread". Also hwhy and the men made "haste" to go to Sodom and Gomorrah, and made Lot and his family leave Sodom and Gomorrah in "haste", which are types of the Passover- the "harmonic overtones" of this Sukkoth account.

In relation of Yeshua to this Torah portion regarding the Red Heifer, Yeshua's body was marred, beaten, pierced and scarred, crowned with thorns, and was ripped by the cat of nine tails so much, that His whole body was covered outwardly in "red blood", like the appearance of the Red Heifer. As far as I know, it doesn't say in the scriptures that Yeshua's appearance was beyond recognition, but He was well covered.

Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries noted that a red heifer is a rare animal, and compares it to Yeshua, who was a rare human. He also stated that the red heifer became unclean to make the Israelites clean through the Water of Impurity, wheras Yeshua became unclean for us, so that He would make us clean by His Red Blood.

Both Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries and Mark Biltz noted that the red heifer was killed outside of the Camp and compared that to Yeshua being killed outside of the city of Jerusalem.

Mark made known that the killing of the red heifer was to be "to the face" of the Tabernacle facing 
hwhy's Face. When Yeshua was being crucified, He was facing the entrance to the Temple of the Face of His Heavenly Father. The sun also darkened, but according to Mark, Yeshua was as that point hanging on the cross looking at His Heavenly Father, when He cried out "Eli! Eli! Lama Sabakhtani"?


There were three items that were thrown in with the Red Heifer to be burned: A cedar tree, hyssop and scarlet.

THE CEDAR TREE

It is a strong and tall tree. Lebanon is well known for their cedar trees. They were used mainly for building material.

Looking at the word CEDER

 The Hebrew word for ceder is "eh-rehz"- Aleph, Resh, Zayin (
zra) It comes from Strong's Concordance number 231, and its definition

From H729; a cedar tree (from the tenacity of its roots): - cedar (tree).

from 729 "ah-rahz" (
zra), and its definition

A primitive root; to be firm; used only in the passive participle as a denominative from H730; of cedar: - made of cedar.

This is possibly where we get our English word "resin". This tree can give out resin, like the Myrrh and Frankincense trees, and it is used for incense, and most likely for herbal properties, like other tree resins.  There is an issue whether the tree Yeshua was crucified on was a cedar tree or an olive tree, but it is most likely it could have been a cedar tree, because it grows vertically and it is tall, whereas an olive tree does not and it is not as tall.

If it is the cedar tree, we can apply that Yeshua fulfilled this account noted in the Torah portion of Ki Theytsey, the book of Deuteronomy:


Deuteronomy 21:22 And if shall be in a man a sin of the judgment of death, and is dead, and you shall hang him upon a tree: 23 You shall not leave his carcass upon the tree, for burying, you shall bury in his day; for is accursed of Elohim to be hanged; and you shall not defile ta-your ground, which hwhy, your Elohim, is giving to you of an inheritance.

Yeshua was mentioned by the Priests to Pilate that he was worthy of death, because He bore our sins as well as our iniquities. He fulfilled the scriptures by being hanged on a tree which could have been a cedar tree.

hwhy talked to David about cedars used for building, noted in the book of the Chronicles

1 Chronicles 17:1 Now it came to pass, as David sat in his house, that David said to Nathan the prophet, Lo, I dwell in an house of cedars, but the Ark of the Covenant of 
hwhy remaineth under curtains. 2 Then Nathan said unto David, Do all that is in thine heart; for Elohim is with thee. 3 And it came to pass the same night, that the Word of Elohim came to Nathan, saying, 4 Go and tell David My servant, Thus saith hwhy, Thou shalt not build Me an House to dwell in: 5 For I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I brought up ta-Israel unto this day; but have gone from tent to tent, and from one Tabernacle to another. 6 Wheresoever I have walked with all Israel, spake I a Word to ta-any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to feed ta-My People, saying, Why have ye not built Me an House of cedars?

The cedars were used for David's house,while
hwhy still had no building for Him to rest.

Also, one could say that Yeshua as the Living Cedar Tree, through His crucifixion
, used it as a "building block" to build His house of Israel.


SCARLET THREAD

The scarlet is commonly known to be scarlet thread. What does the symbol of it represent? One answer would be it represents sin. This is the scripture that supports this notion, noted in the book of the prophet Isaiah
 
Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith
hwhy: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

 Another answer would be that it connects to lineage. Rahab at Jericho placed the scarlet thread on the window, which was part of the fortress wall, as a mark to her location when the Israelites came to conquer Jericho. She was an ancestor to King David and Yeshua. It was a similar but not related connection when Tamar, Judah's daughter-in-law, gave birth to Judah's twins, and used a scarlet thread to tie it to the firstborn, who happened to be Zerah. Zerah was noted in the lineage of Yeshua's, though Zerah wasn't an ancestor of Yeshua, as noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 1:3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;

Why was Zerah noted in Yeshua's lineage when he wasn't an ancestor to Him? I don't know.

During the days the Temple stood in Jerusalem during Yeshua's, it has been customary during Yom Kippur at the Temple, when the Azazel, or the scapegoat, will be sent to the wilderness and die there. As the scapegoat goes out, a scarlet thread was tied somewhere at the Temple, to represent the sins of the People. When the scapegoat dies, the crimson scarlet turns to white, meaning that the sins of the People have been forgiven. It has been documented in Rabbinical sources, after Yeshua resurrected and ascended to Heaven, fulfilling Himself as the "One Time Sacrifice", that when the scapegoat went out and died on Yom Kippur, the scarlet thread did not turn white. This continued every year on Yom Kippur, for forty years, until the destruction of the Temple. It is, because Yeshua is the only true, now Eternal High Priest, and as I noted before in previous Torah portions, Yeshua's unseamed garment was not rent by the Roman soldiers, which meant that the next High Priest was to wear Yeshua's garment, besed in the example below in chpater twenty, when Aaron's High Priest garment was given to his son, Eleazar. Also, Yeshua is the only one that can now forgive the People of their sins and make their sins of scarlet white as snow, and not through earthly sacrifices. The Azazel was only a yearly and temporary sacrifice. Yeshua is the Eternal Sacrifice. Since Yeshua became the Eternal High Priest, the activities of the temporary High Priest on earth became illegitimate as well as null and void, and every sacrifice that was made, including the red heifer sacrifice as well as the Yom Kippur reharsals, was not accepted.


HYSSOP

Hyssop is common in the Middle East. It is currently growing on
the Western Wall today. It is mainly an herb used for cleansing and purifying purposes. It is also symbolic to cleanse one from their sins. The most popular example of that was when after David went into Bathsheba and killing her husband Uriah the Hittite, and it's noted in the book of the Psalms

Psalms 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.



The apostle Paul noted how Yeshua, being our High Priest today, became our sacrifice in fulfilling the New Covenant, because He knew that the Temple would not exist to continue the sacrifices, including the sacrifice of the red heifer, and it is noted in the book of Hebrews

 
Hebrews 9:11 But Messiah being come an High Priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect Tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; 12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the Holy Place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. 13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: 14 How much more shall the Blood of Messiah, who through the Eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to
 hwhy, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the Living Elohim? 15 And for this cause He is the Mediator of the New Covenant, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the First Covenant, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. 16 For where a covenant is, there must also of necessity be the death of the Covenanter. 17 For a covenant is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the Covenanter liveth. 18 Whereupon neither the First Covenant was dedicated without blood. 19 For when Moshe had spoken every precept to all the People according to the Torah, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the People, 20 Saying, This is the Blood of the Covenant which hwhy hath enjoined unto you. 21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the Tabernacle, and all the Vessels of the Ministry. 22 And almost all things are by the Torah purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. 23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For Messiah is not entered into the Holy Places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into Heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of hwhy for us: 25 Nor yet that he should offer Himself often, as the High Priest entereth into the Holy Place every year with blood of others; 26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28 So Messiah was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

We haven't have a Temple since its destruction around 70 AD, and Yeshua is our current High Priest at the Temple in the Kingdom of Heaven which makes the Temple still active. If He did not go up to the Heavenly Temple to give His Blood for the one time sacrifice, The purpose of the Heavenly Temple would have been deactivated and discontinued. He would have nullified the Temple and nullified Himself as the Eternal High Priest, and His Blood for us would have discontinued.

If Yeshua's Blood was not the only blood sacrifice sufficient for us, He might as well be offering other blood sacrifices and nullify His Blood.

Note: there has been no red heifer sacrifice as late as the the destruction of the second Temple, around 70 AD.


In summary, each of the four have symbolic significances:

The Perfect Red Heifer: Yeshua's perfect Body, without blemish, whose outward appearance after His Body was shredded was all covered in red blood
Cedar: Building of the Israelite nation/Taking of the cross
Scarlet thread: Sin/Lineage of Yeshua
Hyssop: Cleansing of the People


There is a mention that in second Samuel, the grain threshing floor that David bought was at the Mount of Olives. It is noted in the book of the prophet Samuel


2 Samuel 24:18 And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him, Ascend, rear an altar unto 
hwhy in the threshingfloor of Araunah the Jebusite. 19 And David, according to the saying of Gad, went up as hwhy commanded. 20 And Araunah looked, and saw ta-the king and ta-his servants coming on toward him: and Araunah went out, and bowed himself before the king on his face upon the ground. 21 And Araunah said, Wherefore is my lord the king come to his servant? And David said, To buy ta-the threshingfloor of thee, to build an altar unto hwhy, that the plague may be stayed from the People. 22 And Araunah said unto David, Let my lord the king take and offer up what seemeth good unto him: behold, here be oxen for the Elevation Offering, and threshing instruments and other instruments of the oxen for wood. 23 All these things did Araunah, as a king, give unto the king. And Araunah said unto the king, hwhy, thy Elohim, accept thee. 24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer Elevation Offerings unto hwhy, my Elohim, of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought ta-the threshingfloor and ta-the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. 25 And David built there an altar unto hwhy, and offered Elevation Offerings and Peace Offerings. So hwhy was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.

I am not sure that this is true, and I have yet to search it out. If this is so, it would make sense that red heifers would have been sacrificed here. It would make a perfect parallel connection with Yeshua being crucified at the Mount of Olives where the sacrificial alter would have been located during the First Temple period.



Verses eleven through thirteen

11 The one touching on the dead of any soul of an Adam, and shall be unclean seven days. 12 He shall purify among himself on the third day, and shall be clean on the seventh day: and if not shall purify on the third day and on the seventh day, shall not be clean. 13 All of the ones touching on the dead on a soul of the Adam who shall die, and shall not purify ta-the Tabernacle of hwhy, shall be unclean; and that soul, she shall be cut off from Israel: for the Water of Impurity was not sprinkled upon him, shall still be unclean; his uncleanness is on him.

The next segment is a relevance to that above. A man that touches a dead man will be unclean seven days, but has to be purified on the third day and shall be clean on the eighth day. Simple.

We can put in perspective the accounts of those who had touched a dead corpse in the scriptures who were for the Torah, and it is noted in the Gospel of John

John 19:38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Yeshua, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the Body of Yeshua: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the Body of Yeshua. 39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Yeshua by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. 40 Then took they the Body of Yeshua, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.

Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea, a.k.a. "Nick and Joe", touched Yeshua's body during Passover. But it was late during the day, and it was most likely, that they last touched His body by the time about sundown, and became unclean for the seven days period starting at sundown, on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. This meant that the first day they were unclean was Wednesday night, the same day Yeshua started His three days in the tomb before His resurrection of First Fruits. This also meant that Nick and Joe would have gone through the Water of Impurity process on Shabbath during the third day, the same numbered day Yeshua was still in Joseph's tomb, and still were unclean until sundown Wednesday night, the eighth day, which they would become clean.

Question: "Why did he have to be purified
on the third day and not the seventh day"? According to maranathalife.com, the number three is symbolic of the Trinity of the Godhead (rightly called the Triune Elohim), and the number seven is symbolic of spiritual perfection. The third day connects to the soul purifying, as well as restoring, ones relationship with 
hwhy.

Another question: "Is there a process that occurs in one's body when one touches a dead person"? One example is based in the Gospel of Luke

Luke 8:43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, 44 came behind Him, and touched the border of His garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. 45 And Yeshua said, Who touched Me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with Him said, Master, the multitude throng Thee and press Thee, and sayest Thou, Who touched Me? 46 And Yeshua said, Somebody hath touched Me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of Me.

We know that power went out of Yeshua after the woman touched Him. Does the same issue apply if someone touches a dead person, but the dead person, being the weaker vessel, is taking the spirit from a living soul? We know that it says in the book of Leviticus


Leviticus 17:11 For a soul of the flesh, she is in the blood:

When a person dies, their soul departs from the blood that is in the flesh. So when someone touches a dead body, one is touching one with "dead blood".

A redemptive answer to that is in the book of the Kings

2 Kings 13:20 And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year. 21 And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied ta-a band of men; and they cast ta-the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.

This account caused a dead man to be brought to life via Elisha's bones.



Verse fourteen

14 This is the Torah if an Adam shall die in a tent: all that come to the tent, and all that are in the tent, shall be unclean seven days.

The unique thing about a dead person in the tent is that no one has to touch the dead person and will still be unclean, because the atmosphere inside the tent has trapped the dead elements of that corpse.



Verse fifteen

15 And every open vessel, which has no lid of thread upon him, he shall be unclean.

Regarding an open jar, If they left it uncovered, the dead molecules and the dead smell from a dead corpse would have gone into the vessel and contaminated whatever was in it, like passing germs via the air from one person to another.



Verse sixteen

16 And all who touches upon the face of the field, on a pierced one of a sword, or on a dead one, or on a bone of an Adam, or on a grave, shall be unclean seven days.

A reason that one is not to touch a bone. Bones contain marrow, and the marrow "creates" new blood. When a soul dies, the marrow stops creating new blood to continue to provide a dwelling place for one's soul. When one touches a bone, it comes in contact with a dead "creator factor" for the soul's residence.

Indirectly related, there is one account where bones gave a dead person to life, and it is mentioned in the book of the Kings

2 Kings 13:20 And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year. 21 And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied ta-the band of men; and they cast ta-the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.

Though he was dead at the time, was he to go through a seven day unclean process when he revived from the dead? I'm not sure, but probably so.

In another indirect relation, an opposite account of this Torah passage is making dead bones come to life, and it is noted in the book of the prophet Ezekiel

Ezekiel 37:1 The hand of hwhy was upon me, and carried me out in the Spirit of hwhy, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, 2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. 3 And He said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, Adonai hwhy, Thou knowest. 4 Again He said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the Word of hwhy. 5 Thus saith Adonai hwhy unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: 6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am hwhy. 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone. 8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them. 9 Then said He unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith Adonai hwhy; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. 10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army. 11 Then He said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the Whole House of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. 12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith Adonai hwhy; Behold, O My People, I will open ta-your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And ye shall know that I am hwhy, when I have opened ta-your graves, O My People, and brought you up out of your graves, 14 And shall put My Spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I hwhy have spoken it, and performed it, saith hwhy.


The Islamic/Palestinian people in Israel knows this verse, because they realize that the Messiah has to return to Jerusalem to go through the Golden Gate, located in the east, which is the double entrance to get to the Temple Mount. It is also known as the Eastern Gate. By the way. David Regan of Lamb and Lion Ministries, a Christian organization who supports Israel, has a four part episode series titled "The Mountains of Jerusalem". One episode focuses on the Temple Mount. There is a point in the episode where David Regan noted a Biblical Archaeologist, Dr. James Fleming, who was standing next to the Golden Gate, the double gate, in the year 1969. This is the location where Yeshua entered before the time Passover, before His crucifixion. Though it does not mention it, the account is noted in the Gospel of John

John 12:12 On the next day much People that were come to the Feast, when they heard that Yeshua was coming to Jerusalem, 13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet Him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the Name of hwhy. 14 And Yeshua, when He had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, 15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt. 16 These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Yeshua was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of Him, and that they had done these things unto Him. 17 The People therefore that was with Him when He called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record. 18 For this cause the People also met Him, for that they heard that He had done this miracle. 19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after Him.

This is also the location where the Islamic people have been burying their dead, because they are aware that the Messiah will return, and presumed He will go through the double gates again. They thought if they would bury their people in front of the gate area, He wouldn't be able to go in, because of this week's Torah portion passage.

Back to David Regan's series, at one point, 
Dr. James Fleming fell into a hole for a few feet, while standing next to the gate. At his landing, there were some human bones there, but there was an unusual appearance at the wall istelf while he was down there. He noticed that there were stones set in a double arched shape, and revealed that this part of the location could be the actual double entrance Golden Gate that existed during Yeshua's time.

This is an image of the modern Golden Gate entrance

Golden (Eastern) Gate


This is a picture that Dr. Fleming took of the Golden Gate below ground that was discovered, presumably during Yeshua's time, which would be the upper left corner of the left gate, and showing the bones.

Golden (Eastern) Gate



According to Dr. Fleming, this is directly below ground, and is vertically aligned with the modern Golden Gate. This is a graphic sketch of the comparison of the two gates, showing their locations, including the grave location where Dr. Fleming fell and discovered the arch of the orginal gate during Yeshua's time

Golden (Eastern) Gate


Dave Stotts, known for his Drive Thru History progam series, sponsored by the Trinity Broadcasting Network, in the series, "Drive Thru History: The Gospels", in episode 13, revealed the original double Golden Gate found by Dr. Fleming.

This is an image of the modern Golden Gate shown from the series

Golden Gate


This is the process of a computerized image of what the Golden Gate looked like during Yeshua's day

Golden Gate







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DAVID REGAN
from Christ in Prophecy Ministries

THE MOUNTAINS OF JERUSALEM
The Temple Mount

The Temple Mount


INTERVIEW WITH DR. JAMES FLEMING
The Eastern Gate

Dr. James Fleming







CHAPTER 20

Numbers 20:1-29

Num 20:1 And the Sons of Israel, of all the Congregation, they came in the Wilderness of Zin in the first month: and the People dwelled in Kadesh; and Miriam, she died there, and she was buried there. 2 And was no water for the Congregation: and they assembled upon Moses and upon Aaron. 3 And the People contended with Moses, and they spoke, to say, And that we expire among the expiring of our brothers to the Face of
hwhy! 4 And to why you have brought ta-the Assembly of hwhy to this wilderness, to die there, we and our beasts? 5 And to why acsend us from Egypt to bring us to this evil place? Not has a place of seed, and fig, and vine, and pomegranate; and has no water for drinking.

6 And Moses and Aaron went from the face of the Assembly to the Entrance of the Tent of Appointment, and they fell upon their faces: and the Glory of 
hwhy appeared to them. 7 And hwhy spoke to Moses, to say, 8 Take ta-the rod, and assemble ta-the Congregation, you, and Aaron, your brother, and you shall speak to the rock to their eyes; and shall give his water, and you shall make the water from the rock go out for them: and you shall make ta-the Congregation and ta-their beasts drink.

9 And Moses took
ta-the rod from of the Face of hwhy, as which was commanded him. 10 And Moses and Aaron, they assembled ta-the Assembly to the face of the rock, and said unto them, Hear now, rebels! That from this rock we shall bring to you water!? 11 And Moses raised ta-his hand, and struck ta-the rock by his rod twice: and much of the waters came out, and the Congregation drank and their beasts also.

12 And 
hwhy spoke to Moses and to Aaron, Because you did not believe in Me, to sanctify Me to the eyes of the Sons of Israel, for thus you shall not bring ta-this Assembly to the land which I am giving to them. 13 These are the waters of Meribah which the Sons of Israel contended ta-hwhy, and was sanctified in them.

14 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the King of Edom, Thus says your brother, Israel, You, you have known
ta all the travail which had found us: 15 And our fathers went down to Egypt, and we dwelled in Egypt many days; and the Egyptians, they were evil to us and to our fathers: 16 And we cried to hwhy, and has heard our voice, and sent a messenger, and brought us out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city at the edge of your border: 17 Let us pass now in your land: we will not go over in a field, or in a vineyard, and we shall not drink the water of the well: we will go the way of the king, we will not turn rightward or leftward, until we have passed over your borders. 18 And Edom said to him, You shall not pass over on me, lest I come out to encounter you on a sword. 19 And they said to him, We, the Sons of Israel, will ascend on the highway: and if we, I and my livestock, drink of your waters, and I will give your value: Only not a matter on my feet will I pass over. 20 And said, You shall not pass over. And Edom came out to encounter him on heavy people, and by a strong hand. 21 And Edom refused to give ta-Israel passage in his border: and Israel turned from upon him.

22 And pulled from Kadesh. And the Sons of Israel, of all the Congregation, they came to Mount Hor. 23 And 
hwhy spoke to Moses and to Aaron on Mount Hor, upon the edge of the land of Edom, to say, 24 Aaron shall be gathered to his People: for shall not go to the land which I have given to the Sons of Israel, upon which you rebelled to ta-My Mouth to the waters of Meribah. 25 Take ta-Aaron and ta-Eleazar his son, and ascend them to Mount Hor: 26 And strip ta-Aaron of ta-his garments, and you shall clothe ta-Eleazar, his son: and Aaron shall be gathered, and die there. 27 And Moses did as which hwhy commanded: and they acended to Mount Hor to the eyes of all the Congregation. 28 And Moses stripped ta-Aaron of ta-his garments, and clothed them on ta-Eleazar, his son; and Aaron died there in the head of the mountain: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain. 29 And all the Congregation, they saw, for Aaron had expired. And all the House of Israel, they mourned ta-Aaron for thirty days.


(Note: Not all verses will have comments)


Verse one

1 And the Sons of Israel, of all the Congregation, they came in the Wilderness of Zin in the first month: and the People dwelled in Kadesh; and Miriam, she died there, and she was buried there.

We have now fast forward about thirty eight years later, which was the first Biblical month of Aviv/Nissan of the fortieth year in the Israelites' journey, their last year to journey in the wilderness. The Israelites reached the Wilderness of Zin, and this would be the date that Miriam, Moses and Aaron's sister, died. She was most likely about 126 or 127 years old when she died. According to Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries, they became defiled for seven days, as noted in the previous chapter.

Looking at the word ZIN

The Hebrew word for Zin is "Tseen"- Tsade, Nun Sophit (
Nu). It is from Strong's Concordance numer 6790, and its definition

From an unused root meaning to prick; a crag; Tsin, a part of the Desert: - Zin.

This is the same region that the twelve spies searched out during their forty day period, as it says in the Torah portion of Sh'lakh L'kha, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 13:21 And they went up, and they searched ta-the land from the Wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, to the coming Hamath.

It is also noted in the Torah portion of Masei, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 33:36 And they pulled up from Ezion Gaber, and they pitched in the Wilderness of Zin, she is Kadesh.

This is what www.vocabulary.com defines a crag:

"A crag is a rough, jagged section of a rock. Some sections of Maine are made up of rugged crags and rocky beaches".


In the State of Maine, in the United States, there are a lot of shale rocks. Those rocks are layered stones, and when it is broken, it would look like rugged rocks. This was a region containing rough rugged rocks. This is symbolized for the Israelites going through "craggy" times, or rough times. This also applies to us when we go through a spiritual "rough ride". This occurs when things are going fine until there are issues that throw spiritual monkey wrenches at us out of nowhere. I have personally experienced this while working on these Torah portions. I will be working on these no problem until I come to a point where there is something that I cannot figure out and have a rough time with it. This is just one example out of many.


Looking at the word KADESH

The Hebrew word for Kadesh is "Kah-deysh"- Kuph, Dalet, Shin (
sdq). It is from Strong's Concordance numer 6946, and its definition

The same as H6945; sanctuary; Kadesh, a place in the Desert: - Kadesh. Compare H6947.


from 6945 "kah-deysh" (sdq), and its definition

From H6942; a (quasi) sacred person, that is, (technically) a (male) devotee (by prostitution) to licentious idolatry: - sodomite, unclean.

from 6942 "kah-dash" (sdq), and its definition

A primitive root; to be (causatively make, pronounce or observe as) clean (ceremonially or morally): - appoint, bid, consecrate, dedicate, defile, hallow, (be, keep) holy (-er, place), keep, prepare, proclaim, purify, sanctify (-ied one, self), X wholly.

This is the Israelites' symbolic next step to be sanctified after the rough times in their previous stop. This spiritually applies to us as believers in Messiah by being sanctified by the Blood of the Messiah as well as being sanctified by His Word. Yeshua gave an example of sanctification with the Word toward His disciples (as well as us), and it is noted in the Gospel of John

John 17:15 I pray not that Thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them through Thy Truth: Thy Word is Truth. 18 As Thou hast sent Me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also might be sanctified through the Truth.



Verses two through five

2 And was no water for the Congregation: and they assembled upon Moses and upon Aaron. 3 And the People contended with Moses, and they spoke, to say, And that we expire among the expiring of our brothers to the Face of hwhy! 4 And to why you have brought ta-the Assembly of hwhy to this wilderness, to die there, we and our beasts? 5 And to why acsend us from Egypt to bring us to this evil place? Not has a place of seed, and fig, and vine, and pomegranate; and has no water for drinking.

In my point of view, the Congregation should give Moses and Aaron a break, because they just lost their sister and needed time to mourn for her death, but the Congregation did not. The Israelites did not have compassion on them regarding the loss of their sister. They were only thinking about themselves and approaching Moses as if nothing had happened. To both Moses and Aaron, especially Moses, this was like a double burden on them. Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries noted that part of this notion could have been the time Moses and Aaron, as well as the People, tried to get themselves cleansed for the upcoming Passover/Unleavened Bread in the first Biblical month, but for the process to happen, they needed living water. The problem was that there was no water, and though not noted on the text, they wanted to be purified before Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, in which Moses and Aaron would have had to go through the cleansing process after touching their sister who just died.



Verses six and seven

6 And Moses and Aaron went from the face of the Assembly to the Entrance of the Tent of Appointment, and they fell upon their faces: and the Glory of hwhy appeared to them. 7 And hwhy spoke to Moses, to say, 8 Take ta-the rod, and assemble ta-the Congregation, you, and Aaron, your brother, and you shall speak to the rock to their eyes; and shall give his water, and you shall make the water from the rock go out for them: and you shall make ta-the Congregation and ta-their beasts drink.

Sounds simple enough. Moses was to speak to the rock.



Verses nine through eleven

9 And Moses took ta-the rod from of the Face of hwhy, as which was commanded him. 10 And Moses and Aaron, they assembled ta-the Assembly to the face of the rock, and said unto them, Hear now, rebels! That from this rock we shall bring to you water!? 11 And Moses raised ta-his hand, and struck ta-the rock by his rod twice: and much of the waters came out, and the Congregation drank and their beasts also.

In spite 
hwhy told Moses to speak to the rock to give out water, his emotions got the better of him. Because of his and Aaron sister's death, on top of the People's grudges, it became too much for Moses to handle, and it caused him to the matter personally. That is why Moses said to them in verse ten

10 ...Hear now, rebels! That from this rock shall we bring to you water?

In my opinion, Moses was really saying to them through this statement "How dare you come to me carelessly, inconsiderate, selfish and cold hearted toward us! When you saw that our sister recently died, you couldn't give us time to mourn for her like you do for your loved ones"?
 
Moses lost his discernment by disobeying
hwhy, and disobeying a portion of His word, which hwhy said to Moses and Aaron in verse eight. Moses probably forgot the part that hwhy said to him

8 ...and you shall speak to the rock to their eyes;...

Moses added his idea of striking the rock. This is the first time that Moses used physical force since he killed an Egyptian and defended Jethro's daughters eighty years ago. They are noted in the Torah portion of Sh'moth, in the book of Moses

Exodus 2:11 And was in those days, and Moses was grown up, and went out to his brothers, and saw their burdens: and saw a man, an Egyptian, striking a man, a Hebrew, from his brothers. 12 And facing here, and here, and saw that not was a man, and struck ta-the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.15 ...And Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and dwelled by the well. 16 And to the priest of Midian were seven daughters: And they came, and they drew, and they filled ta-the troughs to water the flocks of their father. 17 And the shepherds, they came, and they drove them away: and Moses arose and saved them, and watered ta-their flocks.

Also, emotionally, when Moses struck the rock, he was actually expressing what he wanted to do to the Israelites by using the rod as a weapon and used the rock as an example, by not just hitting the rock once, but twice.



Verse twelve

12 And hwhy spoke to Moses and to Aaron, Because you did not believe in Me, to sanctify Me to the eyes of the Sons of Israel, for thus you shall not bring ta-this Assembly to the land which I am giving to them.

 Moses' emotional anger made his single eye to 
hwhy blind in part, hence disobeying hwhy by breaking the First Word (Commandment) by not having the faith to believe in hwhy

...Because you did not believe in Me,...

 The lesson 
hwhy made to him, and to Aaron, and to the Congregation was that no matter what position you are in, hwhy is not a respecter of persons, as Luke noted in the book of the Acts

Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that hwhy is no respecter of persons:

There was only one same Torah for the native born and for the stranger, as noted in the Torah portion of Sh'lakh L'kha, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 15:16 One Torah and one Ordinance shall be for you, and shall be for the stranger that sojourns with you.

 It is no different in a business, that everyone is under the same rules and regulations, even if one is president of a company. Even in the United States, no one, not even the president, is above the law.



Verse thirteen

13 These are the waters of Meribah which the Sons of Israel contended ta-hwhy, and was sanctified in them.

Lookning at the word MERIBAH

The Hebrew word for Meribah is "M'ree-vah"- Mem, Resh, Yod, Bet, Heh (
hbyrm). It is from Strong's Concordance number 4809, and its definition

The same as H4808; Meribah, the name of two places in the Desert: - Meribah.

from 4808 "m'ree-vah"
(hbyrm), and its definition

From H7378; quarrel: - provocation, strife.

from 7378 "reev" or "roov" (
byrbwr), and its definition

A primitive root; properly to toss, that is, grapple; mostly figuratively to wrangle, that is, hold a controversy; (by implication) to defend: - adversary, chide, complain, contend, debate, X ever, X lay wait, plead, rebuke, strive, X thoroughly.

Meribah means "quarrel".

There are points at times, when we as believers in the Messiah are placed in a location where there are quarrels surrounding us, and we have to decide if we are going to be drawn to get involved with it, or not. It is also the spirit of qarreling that one has to deal with in one's life, and one has to renounce it and break that spirit of quarrel, through however it is done, and say and do it in the name of Yeshua, our Messiah.



Verses fourteen through twenty-one

14 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the King of Edom, Thus says your brother, Israel, You, you have known ta all the travail which had found us: 15 And our fathers went down to Egypt, and we dwelled in Egypt many days; and the Egyptians, they were evil to us and to our fathers: 16 And we cried to hwhy, and has heard our voice, and sent a messenger, and brought us out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city at the edge of your border: 17 Let us pass now in your land: we will not go over in a field, or in a vineyard, and we shall not drink the water of the well: we will go the way of the king, we will not turn rightward or leftward, until we have passed over your borders. 18 And Edom said to him, You shall not pass over on me, lest I come out to encounter you on a sword. 19 And they said to him, We, the Sons of Israel, will ascend on the highway: and if we, I and my livestock, drink of your waters, and I will give your value: Only not a matter on my feet will I pass over. 20 And said, You shall not pass over. And Edom came out to encounter him on heavy people, and by a strong hand. 21 And Edom refused to give ta-Israel passage in his border: and Israel turned from upon him.

Some welcome party from their brethren. Question: "Why didn't Israel fight against the Edomites"? It was most likely that all of those who were twenty years old and upward, from the judgment thirty eight years ago, have not died yet, based in the Torah portion of Sh'lakh L'kha, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 14:29 In this wilderness shall your carcases and all your counted ones fall; of all your number, from a son of twenty years and upward, which you have murmured upon Me, 30 If you, you shall come to the land, which I lifted up ta-My Hand to have you dwell in her, for except Caleb, son of Jephunneh, and Joshua, son of Nun.... 32 And you, your carcases, they shall fall in this wilderness.... 34 In the number of the days you searched ta-the land, forty days, a day for the year, a day for the year, you shall lift up ta-your iniquities forty years, and you shall know ta-My alienation. 35 I am hwhy, I have spoken. If not, this I shall do to all this evil Congregation that gathered upon Me: in this wilderness they shall end, and there they shall die.

This now would include Moses and Aaron.


Spiritually, we as believers will walk toward doors that 
hwhy will not open in our walk with our Heavenly Father. Even if it's the right door, it is not His time to allow us to go through it until He says, "It is time".



Verses twenty two through twenty nine

22 And pulled from Kadesh. And the Sons of Israel, of all the Congregation, they came to Mount Hor. 23 And hwhy spoke to Moses and to Aaron on Mount Hor, upon the edge of the land of Edom, to say, 24 Aaron shall be gathered to his People: for shall not go to the land which I have given to the Sons of Israel, upon which you rebelled to ta-My Mouth to the waters of Meribah. 25 Take ta-Aaron and ta-Eleazar his son, and ascend them to Mount Hor: 26 And strip ta-Aaron of ta-his garments, and you shall clothe ta-Eleazar, his son: and Aaron shall be gathered, and die there. 27 And Moses did as which hwhy commanded: and they acended to Mount Hor to the eyes of all the Congregation. 28 And Moses stripped ta-Aaron of ta-his garments, and clothed them on ta-Eleazar, his son; and Aaron died there in the head of the mountain: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain. 29 And all the Congregation, they saw, for Aaron had expired. And all the House of Israel, they mourned ta-Aaron for thirty days.

This is also mentioned in the Torah portion of Masei, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 33:37 And they pulled up from Kadesh, and they pitched in Mount of the Hor, in the edge of the land of Edom. 38 And Aaron, the Priest, ascended to Mount of the Hor upon the Mouth of hwhy, and died there, in the fortieth year of the outgoing of the Sons of Israel from the land of Egypt, in the fifth month, in the one (first) of the month. 39 And Aaron was a son of three and twenty and a hundred years in his death on Mount of the Hor.

Lookning at the word HOR

The Hebrew word for Hor is "Hohr"- Heh, Resh (
rh). It is from Strong's Concordance number 2023, and its definition

Another form for H2022; mountain; Hor, the name of a peak in Idumaea and of one in Syria: - Hor.


from 2022 "hahr"
(rh), and its definition

A shortened form of H2042; a mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively): - hill (country), mount (-ain), X promotion.


from 2042 "hah-rahr" (rrh), and its definition

From an unused root meaning to loom up; a mountain: - hill, mount (-ain).


Hor means "mountain" or "hill". Mount of the Hor means "Mountain of the Hills", or "Mountain of the Mountains". This is probably a mountain that either stuck out by itself above all the other mountains, or less likely it was an island mountain surrounded by level valleys.

After the death of Miriam, Moses has to deal with another sibling to die- Aaron, at Mount Hor. That's two siblings in the same year, within five months, for Moses. Though the scriptures do not say, but Moses must have grieved heavily for the loss of his elder brother.

Aaron had to die because of his rebellion against hwhyand his son, Eleazar, became the new High Priest. This was symbolic of dying to the old man (symbolically Aaron), and giving life to the new man (symbolically Eleazar).  The Israelites were symbolically dying to their old selves, and being renewed with a new self (symbollically through Aaron's son, Eleazar). This act could be compared to Yeshua, our Eternal High Priest dying on the Mount of Olives, and coming alive again, and later ascended from the Mount of Olives and ascended to the Kingdom of Heaven.

This is also a state where we are to spiritually ascend to the mountain and die, but revive with a new self in the Messiah. As the apostle Paul noted this in his letter to his assembly in Corinth

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in the Messiah, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.


Aaron didn't die until after Eleazar put on the High Priest garments. Why did not hwhy make Aaron die immediately after he took off the High Priest garments? Because of this: After Aaron took off the garments and until Eleazar put on the High Priest garments, Aaron was still the official High Priest. As soon as his son, Eleazar, put on the High Priest garments, the office, as well as the anointing, of the High Priesthood officially went to Eleazar and continued the life of the line of the High Priest, and then Aaron would die at that moment. In other words, the person holding the office of the High Priest had to stay alive in order to keep the High Priest office alive. If Aaron died before Eleazar put on the High Priest garments, the life of the High Priest would have been interrupted and would have been potentially nullified. It is the equivalent of the High Priest renting his garment and nullifying his office of the High Priesthood. This is also my basis of my premise of this scripture regarding Yeshua as the High Priest, and it is noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 26:62 And the High Priest arose, and said unto Him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against Thee? 63 But Yeshua held His peace. And the High Priest answered and said unto Him, I adjure thee by the Living Elohim, that Thou tell us whether Thou be the Messiah, the Son of Elohim. 64 Yeshua saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of the heavens. 65 Then the High Priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.

When Caiaphas, the High Priest at the time, rented his High Priest garments, he nullified his role as the High Priesthood. Yeshua was present with Caiaphas wearing an unseamed garment, and it is noted in the Gospel of John

John 19:23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Yeshua, took His garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also His coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. 24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.

This was fulfilled from the book of the Psalms

Psalms 22:18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

This garment reveals that Yeshua became that last legitimate physical High Priest on the earth. When Caiaphas rented his High Priest garments, Yeshua had an unseamed garment. Based on scripture sources, Yeshua and John the Immerser were descendents of Aaron, the High Priest, through their mothers, Elizabeth and Mary who were of the lineage of Aaron. When Yeshua faced Caiaphas, and Caiahphas rented his garments, Yeshua was ready to take over the High Priesthood, because He already had an unseamed garment, and kept the High Priesthood alive, similar to this Torah portion account of keeping the flow of the High Priest annointing, by Aaron staying alive until his son, Eliezer, put on the High Priests garments in his father's stead.

Also, based on this Torah portion account regarding the High Priest's garments, as long as that unseamed garment did not tear, it was to be passed on to the Aronic line's heir apparent. When the Roman soldiers did not tear Yeshua's unseammed garment, that garment was to be worn by the next in line to succeed Yeshua to be the next High Priest, and
as long as that unseamed garment did not tear, that unseamed garment was to be passed on to the next Aronic line's heir apparent. But since the Romans soldiers had possesion of the garment, and no one of the line of Aaron took over the unseamed garment, it stopped the legitimacy of the physical High Priesthood on earth, and thus ending the validation of the earthly High Priesthood, as the apostle Paul noted in the book of Hebrews

Hebrews 5:1 For every High Priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to hwhy, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins: 2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity. 3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the People, so also for himself, to offer for sins. 4 And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but He that is called of hwhy, as was Aaron. 5 So also Messiah glorified not Himself to be made an High Priest; but He that said unto Him, Thou art My Son, to day have I begotten Thee. 6 As He saith also in another place, Thou art a Priest for ever after the Order of Melkhi Tsedek. 7 Who in the days of His Flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto Him that was able to save Him from death, and was heard in that He feared; 8 Though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered; 9 And being made perfect, He became the Author of Eternal Salvation unto all them that obey Him; 10 Called of hwhy an High Priest after the order of Melkhi Tsedek.

Yeshua became our Eternal High Priest unto this present day.







CHAPTER 21

Numbers 21:1-35

Num 21:1 And King Arad the Canaanite, dwelling the Negeb, heard that Israel had come the way of the Atharim; and overcame against Israel, and returned captives with him. 2 And Israel vowed a vow to 
hwhy, and said, If giving, you give ta-this People into my hand, and I will destroy ta-their cities. 3 And hwhy heard on the voice of Israel, and gave ta-the Canaanites; and they destroyed them and ta-their cities: and called the name of the place Hormah.

4 And they pulled up from Mount of the Hor of the way of the Sea of Reeds, to encompass
ta-the land of Edom: and the soul of the People, she was grieved among the way. 5 And the People spoke against Elohim, and against Moses, To why have you brought us from Egypt to die in the wilderness? For is no bread, no water; and our soul loathes in the lightish bread. 6 And hwhy sent on the People ta the fiery serpents, and they struck ta-the People; and many People died from Israel. 7 And the People came to Moses, and they said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against hwhy and against you; pray to hwhy, and shall turn ta-the serpent from upon us. And Moses prayed in unto the People. 8 And hwhy spoke to Moses, Make a fiery one for you, and shall put him upon a pole: and shall be any of the struck seeing him, and shall live. 9 And Moses made a serpent of copper, and put him upon the pole, and was, that if a serpent struck ta-a man, and beheld to the copper serpent, and lived.

10 And the Sons of Israel, they pulled up and they camped in Oboth. 11 And they pulled up from Oboth, and they camped in Ije HaAbarim, in the wilderness which is upon the face of Moab, of the rising of the sun. 12 They pulled up from there, and they camped in
Nahal Zared. 13 From there they pulled up, and they camped from the region of Arnon, which is in the wilderness that comes out of the border of the Amorites: for Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and between the Amorites.

 14 Upon thus, was said in the Book of the Wars of
hwhy, ta-Vaheb in Suphah, and ta-the brooks of Arnon, 15 And the stream of the brooks that turn to the dwelling of Ar, and dwells to the border of Moab. 16 And from there to Beer: she is the well which hwhy spoke to Moses, Gather ta-the People, and I will give to them water. 17 Then Israel sang ta-this song,

Spring up, well; shout to her:
18 The well that the rulers dug of her,
the nobles of the people opened her,
by the lawgiver, by their staffs.

And from the wilderness to Mattanah: 19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: and from Nahaliel to Bamoth: 20 And from Bamoth the gorge that is in the field of Moab, of the head of the Pisgah, and leans upon the face of Jeshimon.

21 And Israel sent messengers to Sihon. King of the Amorites, to say, 22 I will pass over in your land: we will not turn in a field, or in a vineyard; we will not drink of the waters of a well: we will go in the way of the king, until which we have passed over your border. 23 And Sihon did not give
ta-Israel to pass over in his border: and Sihon gathered ta-all his people, and went out to encounter Israel to the wilderness: and came to Jahaz, and they fought against Israel. 24 And Israel, they struck him by the mouth of the sword, and possessed ta-his land from Arnon unto Jabbok, unto the sons of Ammon: for the border of the sons of Ammon was strong. 25 And Israel took ta all of these cities: and Israel dwelled in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all her villages. 26 For Heshbon, she was the city of Sihon, King of the Amorites, and he fought against the first king of Moab, and took ta-all his land from his hand, unto Arnon. 27 Upon thus, the poets, they say,

Come to Heshbon!
She shall be built,

and the city of Sihon,
she shall be established!

28 For a fire has gone out from Heshbon,
a flame from the city of Sihon!

Has consumed Ar of Moab,
 the masters of high of Arnon.

29 Woe to you, Moab!
you are perished, people of Chemosh!

Has given his sons for fugitives
and his daughters in captivity to Sihon, King of the Amorites.

30 And we had casted them down,
had perished Heshbon unto Dibon,
and we destroyed them unto Nophah which is unto Medeba.


31 And Israel dwelled in the land of the Amorites.

32 And Moses sent to spy out
ta-Jaazer, and they took her villages, and they drove out ta-the Amorites that were there. 33 And they faced and they went up the way of the Bashan: and came out Og, King of the Bashan to encounter them, he and all his people, to the battle of Edrei. 34 And hwhy spoke to Moses, Do you not fear him: for I have given him into your hand, and ta-all his people, and ta-his land; and you shall do to him as which you did to Sihon, King of the Amorites, which dwelled in Heshbon. 35 And they struck him, and ta-his sons, and ta-all his people, until a survivor did not remain of him: and they possessed ta-his land.


(Note: Not all verses will have comments)


Verses one through three

1 And King Arad the Canaanite, dwelling the Negeb, heard that Israel had come the way of the Atharim; and overcame against Israel, and returned captives with him. 2 And Israel vowed a vow to hwhy, and said, If giving, you give ta-this People into my hand, and I will destroy ta-their cities. 3 And hwhy heard on the voice of Israel, and gave ta-the Canaanites; and they destroyed them and ta-their cities: and called the name of the place Hormah.

This account was briefly noted in the Torah portion of Masei, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 33:40 And King Arad, the Canaanite, heard, and he dwelled in the negeb in the land of Canaan, as the coming of the Sons of Israel. 41 And they pulled up from Mount of the Hor, and they pitched in Zalmonah.

This reveals to us that this battle occurred while the Israelites stayed at the Mount Hor area.

This was the first time since their slavery in Egypt that any of the Israelites were taken captive.

Looking at the following words:

ARAD


The Hebrew word for Arad is "Ah-rahd"- Ayin, Resh, Daet (
dre) is from Strong's Concordance number 6166, and its definition

From an unused root meaning to sequester itself; fugitive; Arad, the name of a place near Palestine, also of a Canaanite and an Israelite: - Arad.

His name means "sequestered". His name speaks for itself, and he did a good job sequestering some of the Israelites. Spiritually, the enemy, HaSatan, wants to "sequester" us in our walk with our Messiah. An example of this is in today's politics, where laws and rulings have been decided that caused us believers to be "sequestered" from expressing our rights to speak our religious beliefs.


HORMAH

The Hebrew word Hormah is "Khahr-mah"- Khet, Resh, Mem, Heh (
hmrx). It is from Strong's Concordance number 2767, and its definition

From H2763; devoted; Chormah, a place in Palestine: - Hormah.

from 2763 "khah-rahm" (
mrx), and its definition

A primitive root; to seclude; specifically (by a ban) to devote to religious uses (especially destruction); physically and reflexively to be blunt as to the nose: - make accursed, consecrate, (utterly) destroy, devote, forfeit, have a flat nose, utterly (slay, make away).

 This is where we get our modern English word "harm". This is also HaSatan wanting to find anymeans to "harm" us, especially in our relationship with Yeshua.



ATHARIM

The Hebrew word for Atharim is "Ah-thah-reem"- Aleph, Tav, Resh Yod, Mem Sophit (
Myrta). It is from Strong's Concordance number 871, and its definition

Plural from an unused root (probably meaning to step); places; Atharim, a place near Palestine: - spies.

There is a couple of possibilities why this region was named Atharim:

One: This area living in the area was a haven for "spies".

Two: This area was within the same region, because thirty eight years ago, the twelve spies "spied" the Canaanite section while searching the land.



Verse four

4 And they pulled up from Mount of the Hor of the way of the Sea of Reeds, to encompass ta-the land of Edom: and the soul of the People, she was grieved among the way.

 Why were they grived? Because they are going by the way of the Sea of Reed "for the third time". They were saying to each other, "Here we go walking this route again". A good amount of the People were alive forty years ago and thirty eight years ago in walking the Sea of Reeds route. They might have felt that 
hwhy had just had the door on them again, and thought that they were going to die in the wilderness themselves, forgetting what hwhy said to Moses to tell them in the Torah portion of Sh'lakh L'kha, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 14:31 And your infants, which you said shall be of a prey, and I shall bring them, and they shall know ta-the land which you have despised against her.

Their previous generation had shut their souls from walking through their land, and Israel regretted not believing in 
hwhy to defeat those in the promised land. The current generation wondered if their groaning caused them the similar result like their previous generation.



Verses five through nine

5 And the People spoke against Elohim, and against Moses, To why have you brought us from Egypt to die in the wilderness? For is no bread, no water; and our soul loathes in the lightish bread. 6 And hwhy sent on the People ta the fiery serpents, and they struck ta-the People; and many People died from Israel. 7 And the People came to Moses, and they said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against hwhy and against you; pray to hwhy, and shall turn ta-the serpent from upon us. And Moses prayed in unto the People. 8 And hwhy spoke to Moses, Make a fiery one for you, and shall put him upon a pole: and shall be any of the struck seeing him, and shall live. 9 And Moses made a serpent of copper, and put him upon the pole, and was, that if a serpent struck ta-a man, and beheld to the copper serpent, and lived.

The Israelites were getting upset again. I said it once, and I'll say it again: Haven't they learned their lesson yet? I guess not.

Question: "Has anyone wondered how long it took Moses to make that copper serpent"? It must had taken him a while to make it by himself, or he had some help with other Priests to make it in haste.

Another question: "Did the length of time that the copper serpent was on the pole lasted as long as the three hours, the same time Yeshua hanged on the cross"? It does not mention the time length, but it is possible.

Yeshua talked to Nicodemus about the copper serpent, and related Himself to saving lives. It is noted in the Gospel of John


John 3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Yeshua by night, and said unto Him, Rabbi, we know that Thou art a Teacher come from hwhy: for no man can do these miracles that Thou doest, except hwhy be with Him. 3 Yeshua answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of hwhy. 4 Nicodemus saith unto Him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 5 Yeshua answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of hwhy. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. 9 Nicodemus answered and said unto Him, How can these things be? 10 Yeshua answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? 11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? 13 And no man hath ascended up to Heaven, but He that came down from Heaven, even the Son of Man which is in Heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.

The copper is symbolic for humanity. This shows that Yeshua compared Himself as "The Human Copper Serpant" to the copper serpent Moses made, because as the copper serpent gave life to those who looked at it in this Torah portion, Yeshua was raised up for the people to believe on Him and have eternal life through Him, which we as believers in the Messiah have done.

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Verses ten through twenty

10 And the Sons of Israel, they pulled up and they camped in Oboth. 11 And they pulled up from Oboth, and they camped in Ije HaAbarim, in the wilderness which is upon the face of Moab, of the rising of the sun. 12 They pulled up from there, and they camped in Nahal Zared. 13 From there they pulled up, and they camped from the region of Arnon, which is in the wilderness that comes out of the border of the Amorites: for Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and between the Amorites.

 14 Upon thus, was said in the Book of the Wars of
hwhy, ta-Vaheb in Suphah, and ta-the brooks of Arnon, 15 And the stream of the brooks that turn to the dwelling of Ar, and dwells to the border of Moab. 16 And from there to Beer: she is the well which hwhy spoke to Moses, Gather ta-the People, and I will give to them water. 17 Then Israel sang ta-this song,

Spring up, well; shout to her:
18 The well that the rulers dug of her,
the nobles of the people opened her,
by the lawgiver, by their staffs.

And from the wilderness to Mattanah: 19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: and from Nahaliel to Bamoth: 20 And from Bamoth the gorge that is in the field of Moab, of the head of the Pisgah, and leans upon the face of Jeshimon.


This next segment mentions the journeys they traveled during this segment. Here are their names and their definitions (Note: Everything noted by "S" refers to Strong Concordance numbers):

Oboth (In Hebrew "Oh-voth" (
tba) S88): Mumble, water skin, hollow, familiar spirit, ventriloquist

This is the same account noted in the Torah portion of Masei, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 33:43 And they pulled up from Punon, and they pitched in Oboth.

The Israelites were "water-skins", in other words, vessels, facing this state of mumbling, which is an act of HaSatan using ventriloquism, or a "false voice". They could be lured to do this kind of activity, if they gave in to it. We as believers in Yeshua experience these issues as earthen vessels, or water-skins, in Messiah. We face people on a daily basis who are spiritually "mumbling" and some of those speak with "false voices". This is based in the aposlte John in his epistle

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of hwhy: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of hwhy: Every spirit that confesseth that Yeshua the Messiah is come in the flesh is of hwhy: 3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Yeshua the Messiah is come in the flesh is not of hwhy: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

This includes the mumbling false voices.


Ije HaAbarim( In Hebrew "Eeyey Hah-Ah-vah-reem"
(Myrbeh yye) S5863 [5856 + 5674]): Heap or ruin of the over passers

This is the same account noted in the Torah portion of Masei, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 33:44 And they pulled up from Oboth, and they pitched in Ije of the Abarim, in the border of Moab.

This must have been a place where an army came by the place and pillaged it, then destroyed it. This could be compared to the Civil War during the famous "Sherman's March to the Sea", where Union soldiers marched through the southeast section of the states, crossed over areas, pillaged and burned along their route, putting the towns into ruin.

This is symbolically a test period for the Israelites to see if they will not be ruined in going over this phase. We as believers in Yeshua will experience this spiritual attack by HaSatan in passing over areas, as well as spiritual areas, whether spiritually, mentally, psychologically or physically to make our bodies, temples of the Ruakh HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit), a heap of ruin.


Nahal (In Hebrew "Nah-khahl" (lxn) S5158): Valley, stream, brook, river, occupy, inherit
Zared (In Hebrew "Zah-rehd" (drz) S2218): Exuberant in growth, lined with shrubbery
Together: Valley lined with shrubbery, or Brook lined with shrubbery



Arnon (In Hebrew "Ahr-nohn" (Nwnra) S769): Brawling stream, creak, shout

This is possibly a location where the Israelites went through a "brawling", or "shouting" experience. At times, we as believer in Messiah will be around those who want to brawl or shout for negative reasons, and we need to not get involved with that, but to pray for them, and if it is His Will to speak peacefully to them, as Yeshua noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the Children of Elohim.


Moab (In Hebrew "Moh-ahv" (
bawm) S4124): From (her) father

Amorite (In Hebrew "Eh-moh-ree" (
yrma) S567): Mountaineer, utter, speak

Vaheb (In Hebrew "Vah-heyv" (
bhw) S2052): What he did

In my opinion, it is possible that this is a place where the Israelites "passed the buck" by blaming the other person for "what he did", but I'm not sure. If it is so, we in Messiah need to not blame others, but to love them out of it.


Suphah (In Hebrew "Soo-phah" (
hpwo) S5486): Snatch away, perish, terminate, have an end, hurricane, whirlwind, tempest, storm, Reeds Sea

This is where the Israelites experienced a tempest in their journey at this location. There are those that experienced tempest in their lives. One example is Job, noted in the book of Job

Job 27:20 Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.

Yeshua's disciples experienced going through a tempest, and it's noted in the Gospel of

Matthew 8:24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but He was asleep. 25 And His disciples came to him, and awoke Him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. 26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then He arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. 27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of Man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him!

We as believers in Messiah might experience spiritual tempests in our lives, and they can be of various means from various venues. We need to trust in our Heavenly Father through Yeshua, the Messiah, and to stand in faith in Him.

The apostle Peter noted one example in his epistle

2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: 10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. 11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord. 12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; 13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; 14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: 15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet. :17 These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. 18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.


Ar (In Hebrew "Ahr" (
re) S6144): City


Beer (In Hebrew- "B'eyr" (
rab) S875): Well

This is account again

16 And from there to Beer: she is the well which hwhy spoke to Moses, Gather ta-the People, and I will give to them water. 17 Then Israel sang ta-this song,

Spring up, well; shout to her:
18 The well that the rulers dug of her,
the nobles of the people opened her,
by the lawgiver, by their staffs.


We as believers in Messiah have been experiencing the Lawgiver, Yeshua, the Messiah, who springs up our wells with the Ruakh HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit), and it's exampled in the Gospel of John

John 4:5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 Now Jacob's well was there. Yeshua therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. 7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Yeshua saith unto her, Give me to drink. 8 (For His disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) 9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto Him, How is it that Thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. 10 Yeshua answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of hwhy, and who It is that saith to thee, Give Me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of Him, and He would have given thee living water. 11 The woman saith unto Him, Sir, Thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast Thou that living water? 12 Art Thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? 13 Yeshua answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14 But whosoever drinketh of the Water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the Water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into Everlasting Life. 15 The woman saith unto Him, Sir, give me this Water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.

John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the Feast [eighth day of the Solemn Assembly], Yeshua stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake He of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Spirit was not yet given; because that Yeshua was not yet glorified.)


Also, Yeshua noted this by the apostle John in the book of Revelation

Revelation 21:6 And He said unto me, It is done. I am Aleph (Alpha) and Tav (Omega), the Beginning and the End. I will give unto him that is athirst of the Fountain of the Water of Life freely.

When we received the
Ruakh HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit), our wells were sprung with Living Water

Thank You, Yeshua.

In verses seventeen and eighteen, the Israelites were at Be'er when they sang a song regarding the well. The words from this song should be familiar to those from the earlier days. It is from the tune "I've got a river of life [flowing out of me]". This is an excerpt of Keith Green's medley containing the tune "River of Life". Right click be

KEITH GREEN

River of Life
Right click and choose "Save as".



Mattanah (In Hebrew "Maht-tah-nah" (
hntm) S4980): Gift, present

This is possibly a place where the Israelites received some gifts.

We as believers in Messiah receive the gifts of the Spirit

1 Corinthians 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
1Co 12:6  And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same Elohim which worketh all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.


Nahaliel (In Hebrew "Nah-khah-lee-eyl" (
laylxn) S5160): Valley (brook, stream) of El


Bamoth (In Hebrew "Bah-moth" (
twmb) S1120): Heights


Head of the Pisgah (In Hebrew "Rosh Hah-Pees-gah" (
hgoph swr) S218 + 6449): Head of the cleft (cut up, contmeplate, consider)


Jeshimon (In Hebrew "Y'shee-mohn" (
Nmysy) S3456): Lie waste, desolation, desert, solitary, wilderness

This is a locateion where the Israelites experienced their own isolation.

We in Messiah have experienced times when we go through personal isolation, even if it's spiritual. This is what Yeshua said to His disciples in Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 28:20 ...and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

This is also what the apostle Paul noted in his letter to Timothy

2 Timothy 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Messiah Yeshua. 14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Spirit which dwelleth in us.

We have the Ruakh HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) that dwells within us, and we can go the Heavenly Father, through Yeshua, the Messiah, as the apostle Paul noted in his letters to the assemblies in Rome and in Corinth

Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Galatians 4:6 And because ye are sons, 
hwhy hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.



Verses twenty-one through thirty

21 And Israel sent messengers to Sihon. King of the Amorites, to say, 22 I will pass over in your land: we will not turn in a field, or in a vineyard; we will not drink of the waters of a well: we will go in the way of the king, until which we have passed over your border. 23 And Sihon did not give ta-Israel to pass over in his border: and Sihon gathered ta-all his people, and went out to encounter Israel to the wilderness: and came to Jahaz, and they fought against Israel. 24 And Israel, they struck him by the mouth of the sword, and possessed ta-his land from Arnon unto Jabbok, unto the sons of Ammon: for the border of the sons of Ammon was strong. 25 And Israel took ta all of these cities: and Israel dwelled in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all her villages. 26 For Heshbon, she was the city of Sihon, King of the Amorites, and he fought against the first king of Moab, and took ta-all his land from his hand, unto Arnon. 27 Upon thus, the poets, they say,

Come to Heshbon!
She shall be built,

and the city of Sihon,
she shall be established!

28 For a fire has gone out from Heshbon,
a flame from the city of Sihon!

Has consumed Ar of Moab,
 the masters of high of Arnon.

29 Woe to you, Moab!
you are perished, people of Chemosh!

Has given his sons for fugitives
and his daughters in captivity to Sihon, King of the Amorites.

30 And we had casted them down,
had perished Heshbon unto Dibon,
and we destroyed them unto Nophah which is unto Medeba.


After the battle it mentions of an ancient song that was written for Sihon, King of Moab when he defeated the former king of Moab.
It is one of the most ancient poems in history, and it's noted in the Bible, in this week's Torah portion passage, before the Song of Moses when they crossed over the Sea of Reeds. Moses most likely knew about this poem, because Moses was adopted in the Egyptian royalty, and these poems and stories were most likely taught to him in the Egyptian schools while he was a prince in Egypt.

These are the definitions of the names and places of this week's Torah portion passage 
(Note: Everything noted by "S" refers to Strong Concordance numbers):

Sihon (In Hebrew "See-khohn" (Nxyo) S5511): Wipe away, sweeping, tempestuous
Amorite (In Hebrew "Eh-moh-ree" (yrma) S567): Mountaineer, utter, speak
Together: Sweeping  utterer

In this case, the Israelites "swept away" Sihon in that battle.


Jahaz (In Hebrew "Yah-hats" (uhy) S3096): Stamp, threshing floor

This place was most likely a place where there were a lot of threshing floors. This place was most likely where the Israelites were symbolically threshed, whatever it was in them that wasn't of 
hwhy.

We as believers in Messiah will go through spiritual threshing floors to be spiritually threshed from whatever is in our hearts and spirits that is not of our Heavenly Father, through Yeshua, the Messiah.


Arnon (In Hebrew "Ahr-nohn" (Nnra) S769): Brawling stream, creak, shout

This I already commented in the previous passage.


Jabbok (In Hebrew "Yahb-bohk" (qby) S2999): Pour out, empty, fail

This place must have been a location where the people failed to succeed and deserted it. This was possibly Israel's point where they were at a point of symbolically failing, whaterever they were.

We as believers in Messiah will go through points in our lives wehere we will be spiritually spent for a time. We would have to pray to our Heavenly Father to be renewed by the Ruakh HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit), as the apostle Paul noted in his letter to the assembly in Ephesus

Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto hwhy and the Father in the Name of our Lord, Yeshua Messiah;


Ammon (In Hebrew "Ahm-mohn" (Nwme) S5983): People, tribe, inbred


Heshbon (In Hebrew "Khesh-bohn" (nwbsx) S2809): Contrivance, intelligence, account, regard, devise, reason

Must have been philospohers in this location. The Israelites must have reasoned with one another, whether against Moses, or reasoned for the better.

When the Israelites were sinning against 
hwhy while in the land, hwhy was judging them, but He noted this through the prophet Isaiah in his book

Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith hwhy: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Some Jewish religious leaders were devising a way to kill Yeshua, but there were also Jews reasoned with each other to follow Yeshua, as noted in the Gospel of John

John 12:9 Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there [Lazarus' home]: and they came not for Yeshua's sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom He had raised from the dead. 10 But the Chief Priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death; 11 Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Yeshua.

At times, we as believers in Yeshua will go through reasoning in our lives, whether in home with the family, or at work, or with friends, etc. We need to go to the Heavenly Father for guidance to help us give us the right idea.


Chemosh (In Hebrew "Kh'mosh" (
swmk) S3645): Subdue,  powerful. It was also an elohim of the Moabites

This was most likely a place where at one time it was subdued. The Israelites must have gone through symbolic subduing.

We as believers in Messiah go through some spiritual subduing, but to have faith in Yeshua, the Messiah.

The apostle Paul noted in his letter to the assembly in Corinth

1 Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Messiah shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order: Messiah the firstfruits; afterward they that are Messiah's at his coming. 24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the Kingdom to hwhy, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign, till He hath put all enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 27 For He hath put all things under His Feet. But when he saith all things are put under Him, it is manifest that He is excepted, which did put all things under Him. 28 And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, that hwhy may be All in all.

Until then, we have to subdue the subduer, in the Name of Yeshua, the Messiah.



Dibon (Hebrew- "Dee-vohn" (
Nbyd) S1769): Pining, mope, sorrow

This was most likely called Dibon Gad, as noted in the Torah portion of Masei, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 33:45 And they pulled up from Iim, and they pitched in Dibon Gad.

There must have been a lot of sorrowness in this place. The Israelites must have been going through pining and moping and sorrowness in this location.

We as believers might go at times through moping or pining.

Yeshua's disciples went through a time of sorrow when Yeshua would die. This was noted in the Gospel of John

John 16:20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. 21 A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. 22 And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

In the end, our sorrows will be gone, as Yeshua noted in the apostle John's book of Revelation

Revelation 21:4 And hwhy shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.



Nophah (In Hebrew "Noh-phakh" (
xpn) S5302): Puff, blow, gust, scatter, snuff

This location must have been an account of people being scattered at one time. Were there some Israelites scattered at this location? Possibly, but there is no account of it.

We as believers in the Messiah, but not be "a spiritual scatter brain" and be spritually scattered in our walk with Yeshua.

The apostle James noted this in his epistle

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of hwhy, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

We need to stay faithful in Yeshua, the Messiah, and not doubt, causing our minds to scatter, in which one example is by wavering.


Medeba (In Hebrew "Meyd-vah" (
abdym) S4311): Water of quietness or rest

This must have been one peaceful place. It also sounds like Israel received a break in their journeys.

David noted being in still waters in the book of the Psalms

Psalms 23:1 A Psalm of David. hwhy is my Shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His Name's sake.

Our Heavenly Father will give us as believers in Yeshua a break period to give us some still waters.



Verses thrity-one through thirty five

31 And Israel dwelled in the land of the Amorites.

32 And Moses sent to spy out
ta-Jaazer, and they took her villages, and they drove out ta-the Amorites that were there. 33 And they faced and they went up the way of the Bashan: and came out Og, King of the Bashan to encounter them, he and all his people, to the battle of Edrei. 34 And hwhy spoke to Moses, Do you not fear him: for I have given him into your hand, and ta-all his people, and ta-his land; and you shall do to him as which you did to Sihon, King of the Amorites, which dwelled in Heshbon. 35 And they struck him, and ta-his sons, and ta-all his people, until a survivor did not remain of him: and they possessed ta-his land.

In the last battle in this Torah portion, Israel fought against Og, King of the Bashan, at Edrei (meaning mighty, power, force) and defeated them

Jaazer (Hebrew- "Ya-azeyr" (ryzey): Helpful, protect, help, aid

This was most likely called Jaazer, because the Israelites sought 
hwhy's help. King David noted hwhy as His help in the book of the Psalms

Psalms 27:9 Hide not Thy Face far from me; put not Thy servant away in anger: Thou hast been my Help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O Elohim of my salvation.

Psalms 40:17 But I am poor and needy; yet Adonai thinketh upon me: Thou art my Help and my Deliverer; make no tarrying, O my Elohim.

Psalms 63:7  Because Thou hast been my Help, therefore in the shadow of Thy Wings will I rejoice.

Psalms 70:5 But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O Elohim: Thou art my Help and my Deliverer; O 
hwhy, make no tarrying.

We as believers in Yeshua can go to the Heavenly Father for help, because He is our Help, as the apostle Paul noted in his letter to the assembly in Galatia

Galatians 4:6 And because ye are sons, hwhy hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.


Og (Hebrew- "Ohg" (gwe)): Round

Og was a real fat king. What a fat cat.

Og's name
also comes from "Oog" meaning to gyrate, but it is also a denominative form from the word "Oogah" It also means bake, like baking a round cake on a hearth. In other words the Israelites were dealing with a fat man.

I wonder if "Oogah Boogah" means "Bake me a cake"?



Bashan (Hebrew- "Bashahn" (
Nsb)): Shamefulness, shame

By the way, this is where we get our modern English words "abash" and "abase".

This was most likely a location where the Israelites experienced a shameful account.

Adam and Khavah (Eve) experienced saw their shame by seeing each others nakedness after they partook of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, noted in the Torah portion of B'reyshith, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 3:6 And the woman saw for the tree was good for food, and for he was pleasant to the eyes, and the tree was desireable to make one wise: and she took from his fruit, and she ate, and she gave also to her husband with her; and ate. 7 And opened her, the eyes of both of them, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed leaves of the fig tree, and they made for themselves aprons.

Shame is also applied to those who are against 
hwhy, as Job noted this in his book

Job 8:22 They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.

There are various acts of shame, and various examples in the Bible, that one can look them up themselves. The root of all shame is Adam's and Kahvah's (Eve's) exposure of their nakedness. Yeshua had to redeem all the shame that started with them, and became completely naked, exposing Himself, it is based in the apostle Paul's epistle of the book of the Hebrews

Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Yeshua the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the Throne of hwhy.


Edrei (Hebrew- "Ed-reh-ee" (
yerda)): Power, force, mighty

This location possibly contained a mighty force.

This could be the Israelites time to receive power of whatever means.

We as believers in the Messiah

Matthew 9:6 But that ye may know that the Son of Man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith He to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. 7 And he arose, and departed to his house. 8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified hwhy, which had given such power unto men.

After His resurrection, Yeshua received power of the heavens and the earth, noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 28:18 And Yeshua came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me in the heavens and inthe earth.

Because Yeshua received power, we as believers in the Messiah receive power through the Ruakh HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit), which the apostle Paul noted in his letter to the assembly in Rome, and in his letter to Timothy

Romans 15:13 Now the Elohim of Hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

2 Timothy 1:7 For 
hwhy hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.







CHAPTER 22

Numbers 22:1

Num 22:1 And the Sons of Israel, they pulled up, and and they camped in the plains of Moab of the region of Jordan-Jericho.

These are the definitions of each the names:

Moab (Hebrew- "Mo-ahv" (bawm)): From (her) father


Jordan (Hebrew- "Yar-deyn" (Ndry)): Descender, descend
Jericho (Hebrew- Y'rey-khoh" (
wxry)): Mouth, fragrant, breathe, moon
Together: Descending of the moon

This is also noted in the Torah portion of Masei, in the book of Exodus

Numbers 33:48 And they pulled up from the Mountains of the Abarim, and they pitched in the plains of Moab upon Jordan-Jericho.

Jericho was possibly the place where moon's descending went down over Jericho.

This is telling us that this is the symbolic mother, based on Joseph's dream in the Torah portion Vay-yeyshev, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 37:9 And dreamed yet another dream, and told him to his brothers, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream still; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars were bowing to me. 10 And was told to his father, and to his brothers: and his father rebuked on him, and said to him, What is this dream that you have dreamed? That coming, I, and your mother and your brothers, we shall come to bow to you to the earth?

This ties in to the mountains of Moab (the mother of the father), and that this symbolic Moabite mother is "descending". This represents "the mother of the world". In the book of Revelation, this could be considered "the Harlot of Babylon" at the end times, as the apostle John noted in the book of Revelation

Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. 3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from the heavens, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the Great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.


We are not to be involved, or participate, with the mother of this world, nor of this nation, which are all part of "the Babylonian System and Society", especially this time in the United States, where the Babylonian Society is definitely being strongly formed as we speak during this current administration.

Indirectly related, Abraham commanded Eliezer, his head servant, to do something unusual. It is located in the Torah portion of Khay-yey Sarah, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 24:1 And Abraham was old, going in the days: and hwhy had blessed ta-Abraham in allness. 2 And Abraham said to his servant, the elder of his house that ruled over all that he had, Put now, your hand under my testicles: 3 And I will make you swear in hwhy, the Elohim of the Heavens, and the Elohim of the Earth, that you will not take a wife to my son from the daughters of the Canaanites whom I dwell in his midst: 4 But you will go to my land, and to my kindred, and you will take a wife for my son, for Isaac. 5 And the servant said to him, Perhaps the woman, she is not willing to go after me to this land: that returning, I shall return ta-your son to the land which you came out from there? 6 And Abraham said to him, Take heed for yourself lest you return ta-my son there. 7 hwhy, Elohim of the Heavens, who took me from the house of my father, and from the land of my kindred, and who spoke to me, and who swore to me, to say, I will give ta-this land to your seed; He shall send His Messenger to your face, and you shall take a wife for my son from there. 8 And the woman, if she shall not be willing to go after you, and you shall be innocent from this of my oath: only do you not return ta-my son there. 9 And the servant put ta-his hand under the testacles of Abraham his master, and sware to him upon this word.

Abraham commanded his head servant in verse two to put his hand under Abraham's testicles. The King James Version translates this word as "thigh", but he was emphasizing his servant to place his hand under his testicles.

Looking at the word TESTACLES

The Hebrew word for testacles is "yah-reyk"- Yod, Resh, Kaph Sophit (
Kry). It is from Strong's Concordance number 3409, and its definition

From an unused root meaning to be soft; the thigh (from its fleshy softness); by euphemism the generative parts; figuratively a shank, flank, side: -  X body, loins, shaft, side, thigh.

This is where we get our modern English "rack", that is "the testicles".

 If ones thinks of it, the word "testicles" is based on the word "testimony". This was a swearing of testimony between Abraham and his elder servant, whom is commonly known to be Eliezer, because he was the supposed heir to "Abram" before the name change, as noted in the Torah portion of Lekh L'kha, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 15:2 And Abram said, Adonai hwhy, what will you give to me, and I am going childless, and a son, a steward of my house, he is Eliezer of Damascus?

There was no doubt Eliezer became Abraham's elder servant as years went by. Eliezer would have been roughly twenty years old at minimum when Abram was 85 years old. This was like Joseph being the elder servant to Potiphar, noted in the Torah portion of Vay-yeyshev, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 39:1 And Joseph descended to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, Chief of the Executioners, an Egyptian man, bought him from the hands of the Ishmaelim, who had brought him down there. 2 And hwhy was with ta-Joseph, and was a prosperous man; and was in the house of his master, the Egyptian. 3 And his master saw that hwhy was with him, and all that He did, hwhy was prospering in his hand. 4 And Joseph found favor in his eyes, and served him: and made him overseer over his house, and all was to him, was given in his hand.

The reason that Abraham made Eliezer put his hand under his testacles, because that was where Abraham's source of his seed comes from, meaning that this is not just for him, but for his "seed" after him.

Indirectly related, in the future, Joshua brought the Israelites to cross over the Jordan River into the promised land, and the first place they went to destroy was the city of Jericho. It is noted in the book of Joshua

Joshua 6:1 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the Sons of Israel: none went out, and none came in. 2 And hwhy said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and ta-the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.... 26 And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before hwhy, that riseth up and buildeth ta-this city ta-Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.

As I mentioned, Jericho is "Y'rey-khoh" (wxyry), meaning "moon". Though the Hebrew letters aren't the same, they are the same in sound, and Jericho could also be a play on the word "yah-reyk" (Kry). Jericho could also be an alternate meaning for "testacles". If this is true, we can say that hwhy was telling Joshua to have the Israelites destroy the symbolic "testacles" of the Canaanites, because that would be the place where they produce the symbolic "seed" of the nation. When Jericho is destroyed, it destroyed Canaan's symbolic seed, their symbolic "reproductive system of their testacles", so that they couldn't reproduce . This would be why Joshua told the Israelites that those who would try to rebuild Jericho (the symbolic "testicles" of Canaan) would be cursed for it, because it would be a symbolic act to restore Canaan's symbolic reproductive system.

Ending with this indirectly related segment, we are to make sure that the symbolic Jericho seed in our lives, which is sin, stays destroyed, or dead, and not to allow it to be rebuilt. As the apostle James said in his epistle

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love Him. 13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of hwhy: for hwhy cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth He any man: 14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. 16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.

Amen to that.



Continuing next week.




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