Numbers

Bible Study with Jairus –Numbers 17

Bible Study with Jairus –Numbers 17

Numbers 17 tells us that Aaron’s staff blossomed with lovely almond flowers. You may be wondering about the significance of almond blossoms. Why did Aaron’s staff sprout, bud, blossom, and even bear ripe almonds? Why did the budding of Aaron’s staff imply that God had chosen Aaron? Why did it put an end to the grumblings of the Israelites? Even more perplexing, why did the people think they were going to die after seeing the blossoming rod?

Bible Study with Jairus- Numbers 18

Bible Study with Jairus- Numbers 18

Aaron and his sons were given the job of carrying the iniquity of the sanctuary and the priesthood. Let’s look more closely at this phrase. What does it mean to bear the sins of the sanctuary and the priesthood? Why should Aaron and his sons and the people of his tribe (the Levites) bear the iniquity of the sanctuary? And why should they also carry the sins of their own priesthood?