Bible study 129 – Numbers 12

Aaron and his sister Miriam complain that Moses has a foreign wife (presumably Zipporah from Midian), and say that they can be prophets too. God gathers them in the tabernacle and explains that while they may see prophetic dreams, Moses is the only one God speaks to directly. To drive the point home, he also gives Miriam tsara’at temporarily. (I’m guessing the only reason Miriam is in the story is so she can be punished instead of Aaron, who does silly things all the time without being punished.)

Numbers 12:11
Then Aaron said to Moses, “Oh, my lord, do not punish us for a sin that we have so foolishly committed.”

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One Comment on “Bible study 129 – Numbers 12”

  1. […] as he has always done, and which has never gotten him in trouble before, even when he clearly broke the rules? Incredibly, yes. And the punishment for following Moses around and lending him his staff? Death. […]

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