April 15, 2007

Breadcrumb: Stingy, much?

Num. 7:1-5 describes how the twelve leaders of the twelve tribes of Israelites, the very same leaders who donated the silver plates, golden dishes, and myriad animals, pooled their resources to give a gift to the Levites. Together, they managed to find the money to donate six covered wagons and twelve oxen to pull them. By quick calculation, that makes one ox and half a wagon per leader. You'd think that, knowing what was coming, these guys could have managed something a little more elaborate. On the other hand, maybe they were really nice wagons.

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