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The Death of the Old Generation Numbers 125
9
Census of the Twelve Tribes Grains of Sand Stars of Heaven and the Promises of God
10
The Ministry of Administration The Organization and Leadership of Gods People
19
The Ministry of Priests and Levites The Interplay of Exclusion and Inclusion
24
1621 Preserving Boundaries of Holiness in the CampImpurity Suspected Adultery and Nazirite Vows
30
2227 The Ultimate Word Is Peace The Priestly Blessing of the Community
40
The Ministry of Stewardship The Offerings of Possessions and People in Service to the Worship of God
44
A Second Passover and a New Beginning The Inauguration of the March of the Holy Camp of Israel
50
The Deaths of Israels Leaders The Ultimate Rebellion by Moses and Aaron against God
123
The End of the First GenerationSigns of Hope in the Midst of Death Numbers 2125
133
GodGiven Victories PeopleDriven Rebellions
134
A Crescendo of Hope Balak Balaam and the Blessing of Israel
140
The Final Rebellion The Death of the Remainder of the Old Wilderness Generation
152
The Rise of a New Generation on the Edge of the Promised Land Numbers 2636
157
A Second Census The Rise of a New Generation of Hope
160
111 The Daughters of Zelophehad and the Inheritance of the Land A Legal Dispute Resolved
163

The Death of the First Wilderness Generation Begins Numbers 1120
60
The Spreading Rebellion against God From the Fringes to the People to the Leaders
61
The Decisive Rebellion The Spy Mission into the Promised Land
75
A Whisper of Hope Regulations and Reassurances for Life in the Promised Land
90
The Rebellions Continue to Spread From Levites to Lay Leaders to All the People
101
Aarons Flowering Staff and the Priests Duties and Support
110
Staying Clean in the Midst of Death The Ashes of the Red Cow and the Purification of the Unclean
119
1223 The Succession of Leadership from Moses to Joshua A New Generation of Leadership
168
Appointed Offerings and Voluntary Vows Preserving Order and Holiness in the Promised Land for a New Generation
170
War against the Midianites Judgment for Past Sin Foretaste of a Future Conquest
176
A Crisis Averted a Journey Remembered Warning and Encouragement from a Generation Past
181
Law as Promise The Division of Land Levitical and Refuge Cities and the Daughters of Zelophehad Revisited
186
BIBLIOGRAPHY
194
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