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Sunday, July 17, 2011

The daughters of Midian seduce Israelite men to worship the Baal Peur.

In Numbers 22:2-24 Balak sends Biliam to curse the people of Israel and Biliam ends up blessing them to the utter disgust of Balak who wanted a curse. As Biliam told Balak he could not say only what God told him to say.

Having gone through Balak tried a different tactic which worked to some degree. And this was to seduce Jewish men to worship the Baal peor. This worked as God became angry because of this 24,000 died in this plague. And the male leaders were told to kill the men involved in this.

Pinchas was up to the task as he killed a man worshiping this God along with the Midianite woman who he killed as well.

25:6-9 6. Behold! A man of the children of Israel came and brought a Midianite woman near to his brothers in the sight of Moses and in the sight of the entire assembly.
7.Pinhehas son of Eliazer son of Aaron the Cohen saw and he stood up from the assembly and took a spear in his hand 8. He followed the Israelite man into the tent and pierced them both the Israelite man and the woman into her stomach and the plague was halted from the children of Israel. 9. Those who died in the plague were 24,000.

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