Bemidbar
2013
 



B.
Scott
5/10/13
 


This
is
an
exciting
week
in
the
Torah
cycle
because
it
begins
the
4th
book
of
the
Torah,
 Numbers
also
known
as
Bemidbar/”In
the
Wilderness”!

It
covers
Numbers
1:1‐4:20.

It
is
 important
to
note
that
this
journey
is
the
blueprint
for
the
future
greater
exodus.

Every
 lesson
taught
to
Israel
will
as
well
have
to
be
grasped
by
those
who
choose
to
be
in
the
 camp
of
the
righteous.

Have
you
ever
wondered
what
was
the
significance
of
this
journey,
 and
why
an
11‐day
trip
turned
into
40
years?

The
generation
that
left
Egypt
missed
the
 lessons,
but
what’s
the
crucial
point
that
all
the
lessons
can
be
summed
up
within?

The
 answer
to
that
question
can
be
found
in
the
name
of
the
very
location
where
they
 wandered!
 
 Wilderness:

Strong’s
#4057
midbar
‫ מדבר‬wilderness,
mouth;
from
#1696
dabar
‫ דבר‬to
 speak,
declare,
converse,
command,
promise
→
It’s
the
location
where
the
mouth
speaks
 forth
the
promised
word!
 *Here
the
letter
‫ ב‬is
prefixed;
the
1st
2
letters
then
form
the
phrase
bam ‫“ במ‬in
them”
–
in
 other
words,
the
goal
of
bringing
Israel
to
this
location
was
so
that
as
the
Word
began
to
be
 spoken
forth
it
would
actually
be
deposited
within
them,
they
would
become
a
vessel
of
the
 DABAR!

One
of
the
primary
meanings
encased
in
this
term
dabar/word
is
to
range
in
a
 row,
to
set
in
order,
to
bring
into
order,
or
to
subdue.


 
 That’s
part
of
the
first
command
that’s
given
to
Adam
–
Genesis
1:28
–
“And
Elohim
blessed
 them,
and
Elohim
said
unto
them,
Be
fruitful,
and
multiply,
and
replenish
the
earth,
and
 subdue
it:
and
have
dominion
over
the
fish
of
the
sea,
and
over
the
fowl
of
the
air,
and
over
 every
living
thing
that
moveth
upon
the
earth.”
 *Yet
Adam
failed
in
this,
could
it
be
that
Israel
was
brought
into
the
wilderness
to
have
that
 ability/authority/dominion
restored
to
them,
and
therefore
the
same
reason
we’ll
be
 brought
into
the
wilderness
is
to
once
again
put
the
dabar
within
in
order
to
be
one
who
 brings
order?
*Those
that
are
counted
here
are
the
men
for
war!

 Subdue:

Strong’s
#3533
kabash
‫ כבש‬to
subject,
subdue,
force,
to
keep
under;
 cognate
of
#3534
kebesh
‫ כבש‬footstool
–
the
wilderness
was
for
sifting
the
people
 to
see
who
would
be
willing
and
fit
to
have
authority
and
who
would
make
the
 enemies
of
Yahweh
his
footstool!
 2
letter
root
=
‫ בש‬means
to
put
to
shame,
be
ashamed
or
disappointed
–
the
failure
 to
exercise
that
dominion
actually
puts
us
in
the
category
of
one
who
brings
shame
 instead,
one
put
to
shame!
 
 Midbar
‫( מד
→ מדבר‬#4055)
garment,
tunic,
robe;
from
the
root
madad
‫ מדד‬to
measure,
 stretch
out,
extend;
literally
to
stretch
oneself
out;
‫( בר‬#1248)
son;
they
were
brought
to
 the
wilderness
so
that
the
garment
could
be
stretched
out
over
them,
the
garment
of
His
 Son/Dabar/Word!


 
 1



 The
express
purpose
of
the
wilderness
experience
is
to
make
Israel
once
again
after
His
 likeness,
in
His
image!

It’s
only
in
that
state
that
then
the
command
to
subdue
and
have
 dominion
can
be
fulfilled,
and
then
they
would
no
longer
be
in
a
state
of
shame
because
 there
was
another,
the
Messiah,
that
would
cover
them!
 *There
were
42
stops
in
the
wilderness
and
there
are
42
lines
in
every
column
of
the
Torah
 Scroll,
each
stop
an
opportunity
to
put
on
that
garment!


 
 Numbers
1:1‐3


 Take:

Strong’s
#5375
nasa’
‫ נשא‬to
lift,
bear
up,
carry,
take;
its
used
especially
in
reference
 to
the
bearing
of
guilt
or
punishment
of
sin,
the
concept
of
one
being
substituted
to
bear
the
 guilt
of
another
 
 Congregation:

Strong’s
#5712
‘edah
‫ עדה‬congregation,
gathering;
cognate
of
#5708
‘iddah
 ‫ העד‬filthy,
menstruation,
one
who
is
niddah/unclean
 
 Families:

Strong’s
#4940
mishpachah
‫ משפחה‬clan,
family;
cognate
of
#4939
mispach
 ‫ משפח‬bloodshed,
outpouring
of
blood;
specifically
used
in
connection
with
the
putting
to
 death
of
those
not
deserving
of
it.
 *He’s
commanding
them
to
count
those
that
are
niddah/unclean
for
the
express
purpose
of
 substituting
another
to
bear
the
guilt
and
punishment
for
their
sin,
one
not
deserving
of
 death
would
bear
the
guilt!
 
 Polls:

Strong’s
#1538
gulgoleth
‫ גלגלת‬head,
poll,
skull;
it’s
also
the
name
of
the
location
 where
the
Messiah
was
executed,
Golgotha;
from
#1556
galal
‫ גלל‬to
roll
away
 →Gematria
=
466,
same
value
as
cuwth
(#5497)
‫ סות‬garment,
clothing;
in
context
it
 hints
of
the
royal
or
kingly
clothing
of
a
ruler;
the
counting
was
a
shadow
picture
 pointing
towards
the
Messiah
who
would
allow
Himself
to
be
cut
off
in
order
for
all
 those
that
had
been
outside
the
house/niddah
to
once
again
gain
access
and
have
 placed
on
them
the
royal
garments
–
restoring
the
dominion
and
authority!
 
 Gematria
of
Bemidbar
=
248,
same
value
as
Abraham
‫ אברהם‬father
of
a
multitude
or
chief
 of
a
multitude;
its
interesting
that
Abraham
while
journeying
in
the
wilderness
as
well
 experiences
a
counting/census,
Gen.
15:5
–
“And
he
brought
him
forth
abroad,
and
said,
 Look
now
toward
heaven,
and
tell
the
stars,
if
thou
be
able
to
number
them:
and
he
said
 unto
him,
So
shall
thy
seed
be.”

 Root
#84
‘ebrah
‫ אברה‬wings,
feathers;
root
within
is
barah
‫ ברה‬to
eat,
feed,
or
to
select,
 make
a
covenant,
used
in
reference
to
Goliath
challenging
the
armies
to
Israel
to
select
a
 representative
for
themselves!


*When
the
Dabar
was
placed
in
them,
and
they
had
put
on
the
Son,
it’s
the
same
idea
 as
once
again
being
in
the
“image
of
Elohim”!

When
the
idea
of
having
dominion
is
 first
mentioned
in
Gen.
1:26
it’s
directly
connected
to
the
statement
“Let
us
make
 man
in
our
image,
after
our
likeness”.



2



 From
‘eber
(#83)
‫ אבר‬pinion,
wing;
Isaiah
40:31
–
“But
they
that
wait
upon
Yahweh
shall
 renew
[their]
strength;
they
shall
mount
up
with
wings/’eber
as
eagles;
they
shall
run,
and
 not
be
weary;
[and]
they
shall
walk,
and
not
faint.”
 Attached
to
this
root
is
the
‫
= ם‬final
closed
Mem,
represents
something
concealed,
hidden,
 has
a
value
of
40,
the
number
of
years
spent
in
the
bemidbar/wilderness
 *Notice
the
promise
that’s
beginning
to
unfold!

When
we
put
on
this
garment/when
 the
dabar
is
in
us,
it
enables
us
to
have
our
strength
renewed,
to
run
and
not
be
 weary,
and
this
is
the
lesson
that’s
been
concealed/hidden
concerning
this
40
year
 journey
–
it
was
about
changing
the
image
of
the
nation!
 Renew:

Strong’s
#2498
chalaph
‫ חלף‬to
pass
on
or
away,
pass
through/by,
grow
up,
 change
for
the
better,
to
renew;
it
describes
the
changing
of
garments
or
clothes! 
 This
same
pattern
will
be
repeated
as
well
in
the
future
wilderness
(the
wilderness
of
the
 people),
Ezekiel
20:37
–
“And
I
will
cause
you
to
pass
under
the
rod,
and
I
will
bring
you
 into
the
bond
of
the
covenant:”
 
 *To
pass
under
the
rod
was
a
metaphor
for
how
a
shepherd
would
count
his
sheep!
 Bond:

Strong’s
#4562
macoreth
‫ מסרת‬bond;
shares
the
same
root
as
macar
‫( מסר‬#4560)
 to
set
up,
deliver
up,
or
offer;
used
in
describing
supplying
men
for
war
–
the
wilderness
 once
again
will
be
the
mustering
place
where
those
who
lend
their
ear
to
the
dabar
will
be
 counted
as
one
fit
to
serve
under
Yahweh
Tzava’ot,
the
Lord
of
Hosts!
 
 Armies:

Strong’s
#6635
tsaba’
‫ צבא‬that
which
goes
forth,
army,
war;
gematria
=
93,
same
 as
chuppah
‫ חפה‬canopy,
bridal
chamber;
the
same
group
that
stands
to
be
counted
in
the
 wilderness
is
the
group
that
will
stand
under
the
chuppah
as
the
Bride!
 *The
total
number
counted
of
the
Tribes
(minus
Levites)
=
603,
550
(6
+
3
+
5
+
5)
=
 19,
the
value
of
Chavvah/Eve!

Eve/the
Bride
was
being
counted!
 
 
 
 
 


*In
the
midst
of
the
wilderness
Abraham
&
Israel
both
were
being
shown
the
Torah,
 Abraham
has
revealed
to
Him
the
Torah
written
in
the
Heavens,
and
Israel
that
 written
in
the
earth,
each
given
an
opportunity
to
choose
a
representative
for
 themselves
–
to
choose
the
Messiah!


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