Old Testament

The Pentateuch

In the book of Numbers, what is the first thing Moses and Aaron do?

At God’s direction, they conducted a census of eleven of the tribes. Primarily, the census was a way to gauge how many soldiers were among the Israelites. Accordingly, only men twenty years old or older were counted. The members of the tribes of Levi were not counted because they were dedicated to being priests—never soldiers.



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