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Book of Numbers in pictures - part 2

Key scenes in the book of Numbers.
Contributed by Wong Chim Yuen
The king of Edom refuses to allow the Israelites through Edom. Numbers 20:22-22 <br/>(v18) But the king of Edom said, ‘Stay out! If you attempt to enter my land, I will meet you with an army!’ – Slide 1
The death of Aaron. Numbers 20:23-29 <br/>(v23) Then the Lord said to Moses and Aaron at the border of the land of Edom, ‘The time has come for Aaron to die—for he shall not enter the land I have given the people of Israel, for the two of you rebelled against my instructions concerning the water at Meribah.’ – Slide 2
The death of Aaron. Numbers 20:23-29 <br/>(v28) When they reached the summit, Moses removed the priestly garments from Aaron and put them on his son Eleazar; and Aaron died on the top of the mountain. – Slide 3
The defeat of the Canaanites. Numbers 21:1-3 <br/>(v2-3) Then the people of Israel vowed to the Lord that if He would help them conquer the king of Arad and his people, they would completely annihilate all the cities of that area. The Lord heeded their request and defeated the Canaanites; and the Israelis completely destroyed them and their cities. – Slide 4
The plague of serpents. Numbers 21:4-9 <br/>They began to murmur against God and to complain against Moses. ‘Why have you brought us out of Egypt to die here in the wilderness?’ they whined. ‘There is nothing to eat here, and nothing to drink, and we hate this insipid manna.’ So the Lord sent poisonous snakes among them to punish them, and many of them were bitten and died. – Slide 5
The serpent on the pole. Numbers 21:4-9 <br/>(v8) The Lord told Moses, ‘Make a bronze replica of one of these snakes and attach it to the top of a pole; anyone who is bitten shall live if he simply looks at it!’ – Slide 6
Victory over the kings of Amorites and Bashan. Numbers 21:21-35 <br/>(v25-26) So Israel captured all the cities of the Amorites and lived in them, including the city of Heshbon, which had been King Sihon’s capital. <br/>(v34) The Lord told Moses not to fear—that the enemy was already conquered! ‘The same thing will happen to King Og as happened to King Sihon at Heshbon,’ the Lord assured him. – Slide 7
The King of Moab summons Balaam. Numbers 22:1-20 <br/>(v16-17) They came to Balaam with this message: ‘King Balak pleads with you to come. He promises you great honours plus any payment you ask. Name your own figure! Only come and curse these people for us.’ – Slide 8
Balaam and his donkey. Numbers 22:20-35 <br/>(v23) Then the Lord caused the donkey to speak! ‘What have I done that deserves your beating me these three times?’ she asked. – Slide 9
Balaam's first prophecy. Numbers 22:24-23:13 <br/>(v1) Balaam said to the king, ‘Build seven altars here, and prepare seven young bulls and seven rams for sacrifice.’ <br/>(v11) ‘What have you done to me?’ demanded King Balak. ‘I told you to curse my enemies, and now you have blessed them!’ – Slide 10
Balaam's Fourth Prophecy. Numbers 24:10-25 <br/>(v13) I said that I would say only what God says! Yes, I shall return now to my own people. But first, let me tell you what the Israelites are going to do to your people! – Slide 11
Worshipping Baal at Peor. Numbers 25:1-9 <br/>(v6-8) One of the Israeli men insolently brought a Midianite girl into the camp, right before the eyes of Moses and all the people, as they were weeping at the door of the Tabernacle.  When Phinehas saw this, he jumped up, grabbed a spear, and rushed after the man into his tent, where he had taken the girl. He thrust the spear all the way through the man’s body and into her stomach. So the plague was stopped … – Slide 12
The second census. Numbers 26:1-65 <br/>(v1) After the plague had ended, Jehovah said to Moses and to Eleazar (son of Aaron the priest), ‘Take a census of all the men of Israel who are twenty years old or older, to find out how many of each tribe and clan are able to go to war.’ – Slide 13
Joshua chosen as Moses' successor. Numbers 27:12-23 <br/>(v18) The Lord told Moses, ‘Go and get Joshua who has the Spirit of God in him, and take him to Eleazar the priest, and as all the people watch, charge him with the responsibility of leading the people.’ – Slide 14
The defeat of the Midianites. Numbers 31:1-18 <br/>(v9-11) Then the Israeli army took as captives all the women and children, and seized the cattle and flocks and a lot of miscellaneous booty. All of the cities, towns, and villages of Midian were then burned. – Slide 15
The tribes east of the Jordan. Numbers 32:1-22 <br/>(v1-5) When Israel arrived in the land of Jazar and Gilead, the tribes of Reuben and Gad (who had large flocks of sheep) noticed what wonderful sheep country it was. So they came to Moses and Eleazar the priest and the other tribal leaders and said …  ‘It is all wonderful sheep country, ideal for our flocks. Please let us have this land as our portion instead of the land on the other side of the Jordan River.’ – Slide 16
Instructions for crossing the Jordan River. Numbers 33:50-56 <br/>(v50-51) The Lord told Moses to tell the people of Israel, ‘When you pass across the Jordan River into the land of Canaan, you must drive out all the people living there and destroy all their idols—their carved stones, molten images, and the open-air sanctuaries in the hills where they worship their idols.’ – Slide 17
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