Passing Through the Land
For Parashat Chukat
By Messianic Torah 6-15-2013

Chukat (Num 19:1-22:1 Haftarah Jdg 11:1-33) is the 6th parashat of the book of Bamidbar also called Numbers, and is called Chukat which means ‘Statute’. In this week’s parashat:

– The law of the red heifer sacrifice is given
– The laws of purification for touching a dead body are given
– A clean person shall sprinkle the one defiled with the water of separation on the 3rd and 7th day
– Miryam dies in Kadesh
– The people complain about not having water
– YHWH commands Moshe to take the rod and speak to the rock and it shall bring forth water
– Moshe told the people they were rebels and smote the rock twice and water came forth
– YHWH told Moshe and Aharon because they didn’t believe Him they would not bring the people into the land
– Moshe asks Edom if Yisra’el can pass through their land but Edom refused
– YHWH told Aharon he shall die on Mt. Hor for rebelling and El’azar his son shall replace him
– King Arad the Kena’ani fought against Yisra’el
– Yisra’el vowed to destroy them and YHWH delivered them into their hand
– The people murmmered against the food, water, and the manna
– YHWH sent fiery serpents among them and many died
– YHWH commanded Moshe to make the nahushtan
– The journeys of the children of Yisra’el
– Yisra’el went to Be’er and sang a song by the well
– Yisra’el asked to pass through the land of the Amori but they refused
– Sichon fought with Yisra’el and was destroyed
– Og King of Bashan came against Yisra’el and was destroyed
– Haftarah – Yiftach fights the King of Ammon who wants to take back the land of the Ammoni