From Monday 9th November, over ten weeks (with a break for Christmas), I shall be reading the Book of Numbers. I invite you to join me!
The Book tells one of the greatest of the stories in the Bible – the forty year journey through the desert from Mount Sinai to the edge of the Promised Land.
The Book begins with a census – God commands Moses to count the people. This is why the book is called the Book of Numbers: it contains two censuses. This is a book about counting – about discovering that, together and individually, we count to God.
These ten Bible Studies take place 8.00pm till 9.00pm [please note change of time] on Mondays, beginning on Monday 2 November, on Zoom. Absolutely no prior knowledge of experience of Bible study is expected. These Bible Studies are accessible for novices, though I hope they’ll also give food for thought for those who are more experienced.
You’re welcome to turn up regularly each Monday, or occasionally. The only stipulation is that I ask you to read in advance the passage we’ll be thinking about that week.
To join the Bible Studies, email email@example.com each Monday before 8.00pm, and ask for the Zoom access code. We’ll email it back to you.
Week One: November 9th – we’re reading Numbers 1:1 to 4:20
The journey hasn’t started yet… God’s People are still encamped around Mount Sinai. We read a description of the census which God takes. The Levites get a special job. The camp is formed. There’s a law about redeeming the firstborn. It all seems to be about nothing much! – but these four chapters have hidden depths.