Old Testament

The Pentateuch

Did the rest of the Israelites fall in line after that?

No! They, too, rebelled against Moses and Aaron. As a result, God sent a plague, but allowed Aaron to stop it with an offering of incense. Aaron “stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stopped.” (NRSV, Numbers 16:48) As a result of the plague, 14,700 people died.


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