Numbers 5-8: Purity, vows and consecration.

September 14, 2015. Daily Reading: Numbers 5-8. Background: Numbers 1-4. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 5 1. Uncleanness,┬áconfession and restitution: The first half of this chapter deals with some of the social aspects of the law, opening with the command to have all the people who were unclean in terms of the law to go outside…

The vow of a Nazarite.

December 7, 2014. There is a concept that is put forth in Numbers 6 that is very interesting to me- the Nazarite vow. It would seem there are several instances in scripture that designate certain positions that take on a higher responsibility than the rest of the people, usually in the form of leadership. Such…