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Why did the people not eat the lifestock in the wilderness?

The focus here is on the people’s dissatisfaction with the manna that God had miraculously provided. They remembered the very interesting diet when they were in Egypt of fish and vegetables of leeks, onions and garlic. “Why couldn’t God give us something more pleasant?” Whether they had enough livestock for meat is less important in […]

How many years did the Israelites wander in the desert?

The Israelites wandered for approximately 40 years in the wilderness. Deut 1:3   In the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses spoke to the people of Israel according to all that the LORD had given him in commandment to them, Deut 8:2   And you shall remember the whole way that the […]

What is the significance of Moses raising the rod?

I assume you are referring to Exodus 17:9: So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose for us men, and go out and fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.” The events leading up to this event: The people of Israel under Moses, […]

What was God’s purpose for feeding his people Manna?

Great question! This is definitely something that God has placed before us to teach us an important lesson. One that both his people in the wilderness were supposed to learn, and one that he has passed on to us to learn as well! First we’ll look at what God says his intent was for providing […]