Friday, May 28, 2010

Numbers 16-20

The Facts (Chapter number: Verse)

Numbers 16 - No mention of any women.

Numbers 17 - No mention of any women.

18:11 - Whatever is set aside from the gifts of all the elevated offerings of the Israelites is for Aaron and his sons and daughters; everyone who is clean in Aaron's house may eat them.
18:19 - All the holy offerings that the Israelites present to the Lord are given to Aaron and his sons and daughters as a perpetual due.

Numbers 19 - No mention of any women.

Numbers 20 - No mention of any women.

My Comments

Okay, Numbers 16, no surprise that God gets all pissed when his will is questioned and kills everyone who so happen to sneeze funny in his presence. But then when a bunch of people get justifiably pissed that God was being an asshat when he killed those who questioned him God casts a plague on those people, a great deal of whom die before Aaron can slake God's blood lust with some incense. What the hell? The people were angry that God decided it'd be totally cool to destroy a bunch of Levites (I think it was just Levites anyways) because they wanted into the priesthood and they were right to be angry. Seriously, it's just chapter after chapter of God being a horrible being now. But, you know, if he wants to be worshiped based solely on fear and not actual love I guess that's his deal and everyone else's problem. I can understand staying with God because it's better to be on his side than be one of the tribes he's decided it's totally cool to slaughter, but when he's gonna basically destroy anyone following him at the drop of the hat then it no longer matters which side you're on, does it?

And then Aaron dies at the end of Numbers 20 because he apparently questioned God about the water from rock thing and therefore he doesn't get to go to the promised land. Therefore he must die. Or so God logic goes. Gos seems to just be leading these people on. "Oh yeah, don't worry. The Promised Land is just around the corner. WTF?! What did you just do?! Now I'm angry! I'm gonna kill a bunch of you and you're all gonna have to wait longer to get into the Promised Land!" Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Seriously wish the Bible would give us a few more women in the chapters, though. This blog is starting to get really off topic.

Tuesday: Numbers 21-25

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