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Identifying the Spirit of Balaam

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Numbers 22:1-6 English Standard Version (ESV) 1Then the people of Israel set out and camped in the plains of Moab beyond the Jordan at Jericho. 2And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. 3And Moab was in great dread of the people, because they were many. Moab was overcome with fear of the people of Israel. 4And Moab said to the elders of Midian, “This horde will now lick up all that is around us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field.” So Balak the son of Zippor, who was king of Moab at that time, 5 sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor at Pethor, which is near the River in the land of the people of Amaw,[a] to call him, saying, “Behold, a people has come out of Egypt. They cover the face of the earth, and they are dwelling opposite me. 6 Come now, curse this people for me, since they are too mighty for me. Perhaps I shall be able to defeat them and drive them from the land, for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed.”

 To identify the spirit of Balaam and Balak we must examine this story to see the principal characteristics of these men. Read More »


Rebellion of Korah – Part I

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Numbers 16 is the story about a rebellion.  Before my study, I had no idea who Korah was.  He was a Levite, cousins with Aaron and Moses.  Korah was part of the tribe who was responsible for the transportation of the implements of the Holy Place – the Table of Shewbread, the Menorah, the Altar of Incense and the Ark of the Covenant.  That’s a pretty important job… or so I thought.  Read More »


Portion: Korach (Num. 16:1-18:32)

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Portion: Korach (Num. 16:1-18:32)

  • Korach:
    • Name of the 38th portion in the yearly Torah reading cycle.
    • Name of a prominent Levite who lead a rebellion against Moses and Aaron
    • Transliterated in English as “Korah”

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