April 16, 2007

Breadcrumb: And the grand total is...

In case you missed the first twelve times the gifts were announced in Num. 7, verses 84-88 gives a total of everything that was given by the various tribes. You would think that this would be a simple matter of multiplying the gift of any individual tribe by twelve, but apparently some ancient Israelites had trouble with simple arithmetic. Or, possibly, the Levites just liked to gloat about how much stuff they'd gotten.

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