Numbers 20

first month

i.e. April.

water

(See Scofield "Numbers 20:8") .

speak ye unto the rock before their eyes

See Exodus 17:5. (See Scofield "Exodus 17:5") .

The rock (Christ) 1 Corinthians 10:4 once smitten, needs not to be smitten (crucified) again. Moses' act exalted himself Numbers 20:10 and implied (in type) that the one sacrifice was ineffectual, thus denying the eternal efficacy of the blood ; Hebrews 9:25,26; 10:3,11,12. The abundant water (grace reaching the need of the people, despite the error of their leader) tells of refreshing and power through the Spirit.

angel

(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .

died

The death of Aaron marks the end of the wanderings. Henceforth Israel marches or halts, but does not wander.

(See Scofield "Numbers 15:1") .

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