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Lesson 17 -    The Tribes of Israel, Encampment, and their March Order



The Tribes of Israel and their March Orders



Today’ Reading            

Sword Drill 2 Samuel 6:1-15


The placement of the tribes of Israel; when they camped around the Tabernacle.
(The dwelling of God).




The Tribes of Israel, Encampment and their March Order


When God made it clear for the people to move, the Cloud that Guided Israel in the dessert arose above the “The Holy of Holies”


Sword Drill Exodus 14:20 – 22 & Exodus 40:36-38



When God ordered the Levites would pack the tabernacles into carts and move and continue their journey!

Sword Drill Numbers 4:1-16


The signal was given to be the priests blowing an alarm on two silver trumpets. A series of short blasts would be the signal for the tribes to move in pre-arranged order.


The “Kohathites” were given the task of carrying the Holy furniture, after the priests dismantled and packed the items of furniture. The “Veil” that led to the “Holy of Holies” covered the Ark, then the badger skins, and then a blue cloth. All other items were cover lastly by the waterproof badger skins.

The Blue cloth covered the “Holy of Holies” to identify that the Lord was with them. The items were move after they were covered under the supervision of the priest.


If the “Kohathites looked at or touched the sacred furniture they would die.

Sword Drill 2 Samuel 6:1-15


The “Gershonites” disassembled the Tabernacle objects, like the curtains and coverings from the roof of the “Holy Place” together with the hangings of the linen fence. This was done under the supervision of Aaron’s son “Ithamar”, a priest.

Sword Drill Numbers 4:24-28


The “Meranites” disassembled the frames of the Tabernacle with it’s boards and bars. Then they removed all the posts, pegs and cords.


The March


The Ark led the way carried by the “Kohathites”


Sword Drill Numbers 10:33-36





The Tribes of Israel, Encampment and their March Order



Pillar of Cloud



“ Show me your ways O Lord, teach me your paths, guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my saviour and my Hope is in you”

Sword Drill Psalm 25:4-5


Gods Path Command- for You!


“Let your eyes look strait ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil”

Sword Drill Proverbs 4:25-27


“ Surely Goodness and grace shall pursue me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of The Lord forever”

Sword Drill Psalm 23:6

 Promises from God to You

“ Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not upon your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths”

Sword Drill Proverbs 3:6


“He guides me in paths of righteousness for His Names sake”

Sword Drill Psalm 23: 3


Dear Heavenly Father

Thankyou that you will direct my way, teach me to trust your way and to give trust Your guiding way. I ask this in the Name of my Lord Jesus Christ.


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