Bible Review 9:3, June 1993

The Book of Numbers

Crime and punishment

Bible Review

The number of Israelites killed by plague for worshiping Baal of Peor

24,000 (Numbers 25:9)

The number of people taken into captivity by Nebuchadnezzar when he captured Jerusalem

4,600 (Jeremiah 52:30)

The number of years before Satan is released from prison

1,000 (Revelation 20:7)

The number of Benjaminites who hid in the wilderness for four months to escape the Israelites during the war that followed the rape and death of a concubine at the hands of the Benjaminite men of Gibeah

600 (Judges 20:47)

The number of men consumed by fire for setting themselves up as priests in the rebellion of Korah against Moses

250 (Numbers 16; 26:10)

The number of boys torn apart by bears in punishment for making fun of Elisha’s bald head

42 (2 Kings 2:24)

The number of days Miriam had to “bear her shame” in exile from the camp for speaking out against Moses

7 (Numbers 12:14)

The number of days Egypt remained in “thick darkness” during the ninth plague

3 (Exodus 10:22)
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