Mattot – Tribes – מטות
In this week’s Torah portion, – Mattot (Tribes) – we are looking at Numbers 30:2 – 32:42
Moses conveys the laws governing vows to the heads of the tribes of Israel.
War is declared against Midian for their role in plotting the moral destruction of Israel.
A detailed account of the war spoils and how they were allocated amongst the army and the people, the High Priest and the Levites is recorded.
The tribes of Reuben and Gad (land later the half of the tribe of Manasseh) ask for the lands east of the Jordan as their portion in the Promised Land. After Moses’ initial angry reaction thinking that this will again delay their entry into the land of Canaan, he agrees but only on the condition that they first join, and lead, in Israel’s conquest of the lands west of the Jordan.
Midian and Moab
Reuben, Gad and half Manasseh
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