Tabernacle Lesson 13

The Order of Travel

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1.     The   by day and the pillar of  by night always led them.    

(Numbers 9:15-23 And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testimony: and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until the morning.

16  So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.

17  And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents.

18  At the commandment of the LORD the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of the LORD they pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents.

19  And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not.

20  And so it was, when the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; according to the commandment of the LORD they abode in their tents, and according to the commandment of the LORD they journeyed.

21  And so it was, when the cloud abode from even unto the morning, and that the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed: whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed.

22  Or whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed.

23  At the commandment of the LORD they rested in the tents, and at the commandment of the LORD they journeyed: they kept the charge of the LORD, at the commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses.)

to question 1.

2. When the cloud went forward the first tribe was  .  

(Numbers 10:14 In the first place went the standard of the camp of the children of Judah according to their armies: and over his host was Nahshon the son of Amminadab.)

to question 2.

3. The second tribe was .  

(Numbers 10:15 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar was Nethaneel the son of Zuar.)

to question 3.

4. The third tribe was  .  

(Numbers 10:16 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Zebulun was Eliab the son of Helon.)

to question 4.

5. In the fourth place was the sons of   and   bearing the .  

(Numbers 10:17 And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari set forward, bearing the tabernacle.)

to question 5.

6. Who is responsible for the Tabernacle tent, coverings, vails, hangings of the court, cords and pins, and instruments of the service? The sons of .

 (Numbers 3:25-26 And the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the congregation shall be the tabernacle, and the tent, the covering thereof, and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,

26    And the hangings of the court, and the curtain for the door of the court, which is by the tabernacle, and by the altar round about, and the cords of it for all the service thereof.)  

(Numbers 4:24-26 This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, to serve, and for burdens:

25  And they shall bear the curtains of the tabernacle, and the tabernacle of the congregation, his covering, and the covering of the badgers' skins that is above upon it, and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,

26  And the hangings of the court, and the hanging for the door of the gate of the court, which is by the tabernacle and by the altar round about, and their cords, and all the instruments of their service, and all that is made for them: so shall they serve.)

to question 6.

7. They could use  wagons and four  to carry every thing.

(Numbers 7:7 Two wagons and four oxen he gave unto the sons of Gershon, according to their service:)

to question 7.

8. Who is responsible for the boards, bars, pillars, sockets, vessels, pins and cords, and instruments of service?  The sons of .

(Numbers 3:36-37 And under the custody and charge of the sons of Merari shall be the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and the sockets thereof, and all the vessels thereof, and all that serveth thereto,

37    And the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords.)  

(Numbers 4:31-32 And this is the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tabernacle of the congregation; the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and sockets thereof,

32  And the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords, with all their instruments, and with all their service: and by name ye shall reckon the instruments of the charge of their burden.)

to question 8.

9. They could use  wagons and eight  to carry every thing.

(Numbers 7:8 And four wagons and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of Merari, according unto their service, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.)

to question 9.

10. The tribe to follow the Tabernacle and boards was .

(Numbers 10:18 And the standard of the camp of Reuben set forward according to their armies: and over his host was Elizur the son of Shedeur.)

to question 10.

11. The next tribe is .

(Numbers 10:19 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Simeon was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.)

to question 11.

12. The next tribe is .

(Numbers 10:20 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of Deuel.)

to question 12.

13. Next was the .  

(Numbers 10:21 And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and the other did set up the tabernacle against they came.)

to question 13.

14. Who is responsible for the ark, shewbread table, candlestick, altars and vessels of the sanctuary? The sons of .  

(Numbers 3:29-31 The families of the sons of Kohath shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle southward.

30  And the chief of the house of the father of the families of the Kohathites shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel.

31  And their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith they minister, and the hanging, and all the service thereof.)

to question 14.

15.  How many wagons & oxen were given to carry the ark, shewbread table, candlestick, altars and vessels of the sanctuary?  .  

(Numbers 7:9 But unto the sons of Kohath he gave none: because the service of the sanctuary belonging unto them was that they should bear upon their shoulders.)

to question 15.

16. The tribe to follow the ark, shewbread table, candlestick and altars was .  

(Numbers 10:22 And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set forward according to their armies: and over his host was Elishama the son of Ammihud.)

to question 16.

17. The next tribe is .

(Numbers 10:23 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Manasseh was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.)

to question 17.

18. The next tribe is .  

(Numbers 10:24 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Benjamin was Abidan the son of Gideoni.)

to question 18.

19. The next tribe is .  

(Numbers 10:25 And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan set forward, which was the rereward of all the camps throughout their hosts: and over his host was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.)

to question 19.

20. The next tribe is .  

(Numbers 10:26 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Asher was Pagiel the son of Ocran.)

to question 20.

21. The last tribe is .

(Numbers 10:27 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Naphtali was Ahira the son of Enan.

28  Thus were the journeyings of the children of Israel according to their armies, when they set forward.)

to question 21.

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