Category Archives: Role of the Woman

Israel’s booty – Midianite Virgins And Livestock

Midianite virginsIn today’s lesson, Yehovah has commanded His son (Israel) to take vengeance for Him on Midian for what they did to us in the incident of Peor. We were to kill all their males and their women who had been with a male and then bring back the Midianite virgins alive. But we are still a bit new at all of this.

And they warred against the Midianites, just as Yehovah commanded Moses, and they killed all the males. They killed the kings of Midian with the rest of those who were killed–Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian. Balaam the son of Beor they also killed with the sword. And Israel’s son took Midian’s women [na-shi, the possessive plural form of  ish-shah] captive, with their children [ta-phim], and plundered all their cattle, all their flocks, and all their goods. They also burned with fire all the cities where they dwelt, and all their forts. And they took all their spoil and all their booty—in man and in beast. (Num 31:7-11)

It appears that the spoil is property (gold, silver and other possessions) which belonged to Midian’s seed, and the booty is their living and breathing property in man and in beast.

Moses was angry because we left all the women and children alive and brought them all back with us. He said,

Look [HELLO!], these women caused Israel’s seed, through the counsel of Balaam, to trespass against Yehovah in the incident of Peor, and there was a striking among the assembly of Yehovah. Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known a man intimately. But keep alive for yourselves all the women who have not known a man intimately. (Num 31:16-18)

So, the Midianite virgins were set aside for the Israel’s seed along with the flocks (sheep and goats), cattle and donkeys. This chapter gives us a description of how all the booty, the living property, was divided among Israel’s seed. Each of two groups of men received 50%  of the booty taken in the war and Yehovah also claimed a portion from each group.

This chart will help you understand more completely what I am reading and describing in my audio below.

675,000 Tze-one (sheep and goats)(Num 31:32)
72,000 Cattle (Num 31:33)
61,000 Donkeys (Num 31:34)
32,000 Midianite virgins (Num 31:35)

booty splitYehovah did not ask for any of the gold or the silver or any of the “stuff” which we recovered from Midian’s seed; it appears to me the things that have real value are the living and breathing property which can multiply itself in Yehovah’s kingdom. Continue reading Israel’s booty – Midianite Virgins And Livestock

Vow To Yehovah

vowI was taught in my Christian doctrines and traditions of men, not to swear at all; but Numbers 31 makes it very clear that when we swear we use Yehovah’s name for the surety of the words we have sworn to; and, like Him, we must do what we say.

Vow to YehovahI will put My spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, Yehovah, have spoken it and performed it,” says Yehovah.’ ” (Eze 37:14)

He will swallow up death forever, And my Master, Yehovah, will wipe away tears from all faces; the rebuke of His people He will take away from all the earth; for Yehovah has spoken. (Isa 25:8)

“God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? (Num_23:19)

For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. (Psa 33:9)

I, Yehovah, have spoken this. I will surely do so to all this evil congregation who are gathered together against Me. In this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.’ ” (Num 14:35)

And all his men, when they make a vow to Yehovah, are sure to fulfill all that they have spoken or they will have taken His name in vain. And we know that we can not take His name in vain.

“You shall not take the name of Yehovah your Elohim (lawmaker and judge) in vain, for Yehovah will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain. (Exo 20:7)

Even Yehovah swears in His own name! Continue reading Vow To Yehovah

How Old Was Abram When ….

How old was Abram when he left Noah’s house? How old was Abram when Yehovah 1st spoke to him? How old was Abram when he departed Haran the first time? How old was Abram when he saved Lot? How old was Abram when he took Hagar? How old was Abram when he took Isaac to Mount Moriah? How old was Abram when he took Keturah? How old was Abram when he died?

If you love Yehovah’s word as much as I do, and like to see how all the pieces fit together then here is a time-line for the life of Abram / Abraham that I know you will love.

Life of Abram / Abraham

0 – 10 years old Abram lived in a cave (Yasher 8:35-36)

10 – 49 – Lives with Noah (Yasher 9:5-6) Continue reading How Old Was Abram When ….

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Genesis 2 – Creation Of “The Man” And His Woman

Genesis 2 reveals much about the duties and responsibilities for a man and his woman. Failure to understand these principles will corrupt all our further “understandings” and lead us in ways that Yehovah never intended.

Was it the man or his woman who was created in Yehovah’s image? Why is it that practically every time in this chapter my New King James Version says either “Adam” or “man” when the Hebrew says that it should say “the man”? And the 2 times that the NKJV actually translates “man” correctly was when it was a different Hebrew word altogether (אישׁ – eesh).

Who was it that Yehovah spoke to, “the man” or his woman ? What were the circumstances concerning the creation of ‘the man’ and his woman in Genesis 2? Why was she created? What does “bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh actually mean”? What does it mean when a man becomes “one flesh” with his woman?

The answers to all these questions will be found as we go through this material in Genesis 2.

Genesis 2 – Creation Of “The Man” And His Woman

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