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Go to Bible: Numbers 15
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Num 15:4

“a tenth part of an ephah of fine flour mixed with the fourth part of a hin of oil.” The exact amounts are difficult to determine, but it is likely that it amounted to about 2 quarts of fine flour mixed with about 1 quart of oil.

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“does anything.” The context is sin. The person who sins any sin.

“defiantly.” The Hebrew uses an idiom: “with a high hand,” meaning defiantly, deliberately, “a conscious and willed transgression of the law” (cp. BDB Heb.-English lexicon). There were sin offerings for unintentional sin (Lev. 4:2, 13-14, 22, 27; Num. 15:22-29), but if a person knew the commands of God and simply defied them and showed contempt for them, there was no sin offering for them (Num. 15:30-31). That fact is then emphasized in the text by the example of a man who gathers wood on the Sabbath rather than keeping it holy and not working on the Sabbath, and that man was cut off from the congregation and killed (Num. 15:32-36).

The limitations of the sin offering in the Mosaic Law serve to point out that Jesus Christ was a much more complete sin offering than the sin offerings described in the Law. When Jesus came it became clear that his death would atone for both intentional and unintentional sin. The person who humbly confesses sin is forgiven of all sin and unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). Christ was the sin offering who died in place of sinners and because of his sacrifice believers are declared righteous in the sight of God (Rom. 5:6-11).

“soul.” In this context, “soul” means an individual person. [See Appendix 7, “Usages of ‘Soul’”].

Num 15:31

“cut off; cut off.” The Hebrew text doubles “cut off” for emphasis and effect.

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“tassels.” Today these tassels with a blue strand are put on the ends of the prayer shawls used by the orthodox and ultra-orthodox Jews.

“A cord of blue.” It is from verses like this that we learn that blue is the color of the Law and reminds us to do the Law, whereas red is the color of love and sacrifice, purple is the color of royalty and leadership, and white is the color of righteousness and purity.

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