Numbers 17–19: On Warrior-Priests, Heifer Ashes, and Aaron’s Almond Joy (Bible Talk, Ep. 48)

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In our previous episode, the Israelites tried to reject both Aaron’s line and the entire sacrificial system. So they got swallowed up by the earth. In Numbers 17–19, Moses makes it clear that these people need an appointed priest to stand between them and the holiness of God.

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Artwork: Aaron’s Rod Budded and Blossomed, by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794–1872), from the 1860 Die Bibel in Bildern.

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