Numbers / Bamidbar (2): Failure in the Desert

The lecture continues the treatment of the content of Numbers/Bamidbar with a presentation of the chapters concerned with the journey from Kadesh to the Plains of Moab (20,1-22,1) and with Israel’s stay in the plains of Moab (22,1-36,13). The lecture also intercepts the issue of the New Testament’s use of the book. Further topics to be discussed include: the bronze snake in the Timnah Temple, Balaam outside the Bible and the biblical definition of murder.