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From the Exodus to the Death of Moses Volume 3 Louis Ginzberg

From the Exodus to the Death of Moses Volume 3

Louis Ginzberg

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230295305
Paperback
132 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... the breaking of theMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... the breaking of the two tables. As God blessed His people on this occasion, so too did Moses, who upon the completion of the Tabernacle blessed Israel with the words: The Eternal God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye are, and bless you, as He hath promised you! The people made answer to this blessing, saying: Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish Thou the work of our hands upon us- yea the work of our hands establish Thou ft. The Interrupted Joy The happiest of women on this day was Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, for beside the general rejoicing at the dedication of the sanctuary, five particular joys fell to her lot: her husband, Aaron, was high priest- her brotherin-law, Moses, king- her son, Eleazar, head of the priests- her grandson, Phinehas, priest of war- and her brother, Nahshon, prince of his tribe. But how soon was her joy turned to grief! Her two sons, Nadab and Abihu, carried away by the universal rejoicing at the heavenly fire, approached the sanctuary with the censers in their hands, to increase Gods love for Israel through this act of sacrifice, but paid with their lives for this offering. From the Holy of Holies issued two flames of fire, as thin as threads, then parted into four, and two each pierced the nostrils of Nadab and Abihu, whose souls were burnt, although no external injury was visible.TM The death of these priests was not, however, unmerited, for in spite of their piety they had committed many a sin. Even at Sinai they had not conducted themselves properly, for instead of following the example of Moses, who had turned his face away from the Divine vision in the burning bush, they basked in the Divine vision on Mount Sinai. Their fate had even then...