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    Question for Numbers chapter 29 what is Jehovah trying to teach the people with all of these sacrifices and festivals and rules and regulations TaraD_Numbers29_Web.jpg
     
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    I'm guessing that would be Ruth.
     
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    Referring to Numbers chapter 20, Moses and Aaron were commanded to draw water from the rock by striking it with the staff/rod. The problem was that Moses took credit for the miracle of drawing water from the rock, when it was Jehovah who was responsible for doing so.
     
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    Numbers chapter 29. I'm just guessing here, so correct me if I'm wrong. I'm guessing that the sacrifices are a preview or foreshadow the fact that Jesus would sacrifice himself in the future (at least the lamb sacrifices.)

    Do the festivals line up with the seasons or agricultural cycles in some way?
     
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    Numbers chapter 30
    [1] And Moses spake unto the heads of the tribes concerning the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded.

    [2] If a man vow a vow unto the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

    [3] If a woman also vow a vow unto the LORD, and bind herself by a bond, being in her father's house in her youth;

    [4] And her father hear her vow, and her bond wherewith she hath bound her soul, and her father shall hold his peace at her: then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she hath bound her soul shall stand.

    [5] But if her father disallow her in the day that he heareth; not any of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand: and the LORD shall forgive her, because her father disallowed her.

    [6] And if she had at all an husband, when she vowed, or uttered ought out of her lips, wherewith she bound her soul;

    [7] And her husband heard it, and held his peace at her in the day that he heard it: then her vows shall stand, and her bonds wherewith she bound her soul shall stand.

    [8] But if her husband disallowed her on the day that he heard it; then he shall make her vow which she vowed, and that which she uttered with her lips, wherewith she bound her soul, of none effect: and the LORD shall forgive her.

    [9] But every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced, wherewith they have bound their souls, shall stand against her.

    [10] And if she vowed in her husband's house, or bound her soul by a bond with an oath;

    [11] And her husband heard it, and held his peace at her, and disallowed her not: then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she bound her soul shall stand.

    [12] But if her husband hath utterly made them void on the day he heard them; then whatsoever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand: her husband hath made them void; and the LORD shall forgive her.

    [13] Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void.

    [14] But if her husband altogether hold his peace at her from day to day; then he establisheth all her vows, or all her bonds, which are upon her: he confirmeth them, because he held his peace at her in the day that he heard them.

    [15] But if he shall any ways make them void after that he hath heard them; then he shall bear her iniquity.

    [16] These are the statutes, which the LORD commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, between the father and his daughter, being yet in her youth in her father's house.

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    And the question for Numbers chapter 30.
    Okay so you believe in equal rights?

    So why is it that a woman has to ask permission to her father or her husband to make a vow?

    They can also keep silent and then she is obligated to The vow
     

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    It might be neccesary to add real world context, in order to shine a light.

    For instance there seem to be examples of women making vows to Jehovah where the husband or father is not factored. Such as Samuel's mother.

    What for instance, is the difference between a stated intention and a vow ? A woman wakes up in the morning and states she intends to have a boiled egg for breakfast. As she begins her day she decieds to skip breakfast. In a common proverb, 'its a womans perogative to change her mind'.

    Are we looking at a scenario here where her hsuband or father are chasing her around the house in order to force feed her a boiled egg so she will keep her 'vow'.

    Who would a person be making a vow to in this time period and culture ?

    Is it possible that a woman of the time may have made some kind of offer with regard to her personal liberty in order to gain means for her family ? Such as offering her own personal labour a couple of days a week in exchange for food. Is it therfore also possible that oppurtunistic men of that time period and culture might take advantage of a womans concerns for her family and attempt to gain leverage over her ?

    The text is extracted from the book of NUMBERS. This relates to the literal amounts of peoples of the Exodus. A time and circumstance where the means of life might be an emphasised concern through which a standard might become highlighted.

    Consider the incident regarding Tamar and Judah recorded in Genesis. This is before the written law. Tradition suggets that the widowed Tamar deserved consideration from Judah, her father in law. In a time when tradition made an important substitute for law. Sensibilities also suggest Tamar deserved consideration from Judah. However the actual point Judah begins delivering vows of obligation and standards of commitment [rooted in his patriarchal power] are at the point when he no longer recognises Tamar as a daughter but fooled by her disguise actually believes she is a prositute whom he has never met.

    At the point he thinks she is a strange hooker he starts with the vows and dedications.

    Judah to his credit confesses his untenable dichotomy without a lobotomy, vountarily.

    As we can deduce people can have impulsive led misguided notions of who and why the make vows and Tamar's early use of (I assume) cosmetics, alluring fashion choices, perfumes Like Portia in Shakespeare's Venitian epic, proved her case, if not in the eyes of the law, then at least in the eyes of her In-law's.

    Later on In Greek scripture, we see the extending of the principle to men also. The general advice is given not to go makng vows by Jesus..

    Equal rights does not prove equal propensities. Christ described himself as like a mother hen in a desire to gather. Christ suffered.

    It seems likely that the edict would bring shame to predetory behaviours through which men might have sought to leverage vows from women. Who like christ as a mother hen might be prepared to suffer greatly in order to benefit her loved ones. Like Tamar and Judah a husband or father mitigating any such behaviours would be a farley typical human response.
     
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    Thank you for your answer very thorough very complete deserving of a metal if I had the power to award them
     
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    First off I want to thank everybody for their participation! I really appreciate it keep it up I like seeing you here.

    And now we're going to move on to Numbers chapter 31
    [1] And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

    [2] Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people.

    [3] And Moses spake unto the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves unto the war, and let them go against the Midianites, and avenge the LORD of Midian.

    [4] Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war.

    [5] So there were delivered out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand of every tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.

    [6] And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand of every tribe, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the holy instruments, and the trumpets to blow in his hand.

    [7] And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew all the males.

    [8] And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them that were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.

    [9] And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captives, and their little ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods.

    [10] And they burnt all their cities wherein they dwelt, and all their goodly castles, with fire.

    [11] And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of men and of beasts.

    [12] And they brought the captives, and the prey, and the spoil, unto Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and unto the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by Jordan near Jericho.

    [13] And Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and all the princes of the congregation, went forth to meet them without the camp.

    [14] And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from the battle.

    [15] And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive?

    [16] Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.

    [17] Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.

    [18] But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

    [19] And do ye abide without the camp seven days: whosoever hath killed any person, and whosoever hath touched any slain, purify both yourselves and your captives on the third day, and on the seventh day.

    [20] And purify all your raiment, and all that is made of skins, and all work of goats' hair, and all things made of wood.

    [21] And Eleazar the priest said unto the men of war which went to the battle, This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD commanded Moses;

    [22] Only the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead,

    [23] Every thing that may abide the fire, ye shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean: nevertheless it shall be purified with the water of separation: and all that abideth not the fire ye shall make go through the water.

    [24] And ye shall wash your clothes on the seventh day, and ye shall be clean, and afterward ye shall come into the camp.

    [25] And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

    [26] Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of beast, thou, and Eleazar the priest, and the chief fathers of the congregation:

    [27] And divide the prey into two parts; between them that took the war upon them, who went out to battle, and between all the congregation:

    [28] And levy a tribute unto the LORD of the men of war which went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, and of the sheep:

    [29] Take it of their half, and give it unto Eleazar the priest, for an heave offering of the LORD.

    [30] And of the children of Israel's half, thou shalt take one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the beeves, of the asses, and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts, and give them unto the Levites, which keep the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD.

    [31] And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses.

    [32] And the booty, being the rest of the prey which the men of war had caught, was six hundred thousand and seventy thousand and five thousand sheep,

    [33] And threescore and twelve thousand beeves,

    [34] And threescore and one thousand asses,

    [35] And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of woman that had not known man by lying with him.

    [36] And the half, which was the portion of them that went out to war, was in number three hundred thousand and seven and thirty thousand and five hundred sheep:

    [37] And the LORD's tribute of the sheep was six hundred and threescore and fifteen.

    [38] And the beeves were thirty and six thousand; of which the LORD's tribute was threescore and twelve.

    [39] And the asses were thirty thousand and five hundred; of which the LORD's tribute was threescore and one.

    [40] And the persons were sixteen thousand; of which the LORD's tribute was thirty and two persons.

    [41] And Moses gave the tribute, which was the LORD's heave offering, unto Eleazar the priest, as the LORD commanded Moses.

    [42] And of the children of Israel's half, which Moses divided from the men that warred,

    [43] (Now the half that pertained unto the congregation was three hundred thousand and thirty thousand and seven thousand and five hundred sheep,

    [44] And thirty and six thousand beeves,

    [45] And thirty thousand asses and five hundred,

    [46] And sixteen thousand persons;)

    [47] Even of the children of Israel's half, Moses took one portion of fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them unto the Levites, which kept the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses.

    [48] And the officers which were over thousands of the host, the captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, came near unto Moses:

    [49] And they said unto Moses, Thy servants have taken the sum of the men of war which are under our charge, and there lacketh not one man of us.

    [50] We have therefore brought an oblation for the LORD, what every man hath gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and tablets, to make an atonement for our souls before the LORD.

    [51] And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of them, even all wrought jewels.

    [52] And all the gold of the offering that they offered up to the LORD, of the captains of thousands, and of the captains of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels.

    [53] (For the men of war had taken spoil, every man for himself.)

    [54] And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the tabernacle of the congregation, for a memorial for the children of Israel before the LORD.

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    And on to Numbers chapter 32.
    [1] Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle: and when they saw the land of Jazer, and the land of Gilead, that, behold, the place was a place for cattle;

    [2] The children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spake unto Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and unto the princes of the congregation, saying,

    [3] Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Shebam, and Nebo, and Beon,

    [4] Even the country which the LORD smote before the congregation of Israel, is a land for cattle, and thy servants have cattle:

    [5] Wherefore, said they, if we have found grace in thy sight, let this land be given unto thy servants for a possession, and bring us not over Jordan.

    [6] And Moses said unto the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here?

    [7] And wherefore discourage ye the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the LORD hath given them?

    [8] Thus did your fathers, when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to see the land.

    [9] For when they went up unto the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land which the LORD had given them.

    [10] And the LORD's anger was kindled the same time, and he sware, saying,

    [11] Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me:

    [12] Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite, and Joshua the son of Nun: for they have wholly followed the LORD.

    [13] And the LORD's anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed.

    [14] And, behold, ye are risen up in your fathers' stead, an increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of the LORD toward Israel.

    [15] For if ye turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and ye shall destroy all this people.

    [16] And they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:

    [17] But we ourselves will go ready armed before the children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities because of the inhabitants of the land.

    [18] We will not return unto our houses, until the children of Israel have inherited every man his inheritance.

    [19] For we will not inherit with them on yonder side Jordan, or forward; because our inheritance is fallen to us on this side Jordan eastward.

    [20] And Moses said unto them, If ye will do this thing, if ye will go armed before the LORD to war,

    [21] And will go all of you armed over Jordan before the LORD, until he hath driven out his enemies from before him,

    [22] And the land be subdued before the LORD: then afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless before the LORD, and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession before the LORD.

    [23] But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.

    [24] Build you cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and do that which hath proceeded out of your mouth.

    [25] And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spake unto Moses, saying, Thy servants will do as my lord commandeth.

    [26] Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle, shall be there in the cities of Gilead:

    [27] But thy servants will pass over, every man armed for war, before the LORD to battle, as my lord saith.

    [28] So concerning them Moses commanded Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel:

    [29] And Moses said unto them, If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben will pass with you over Jordan, every man armed to battle, before the LORD, and the land shall be subdued before you; then ye shall give them the land of Gilead for a possession:

    [30] But if they will not pass over with you armed, they shall have possessions among you in the land of Canaan.

    [31] And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As the LORD hath said unto thy servants, so will we do.

    [32] We will pass over armed before the LORD into the land of Canaan, that the possession of our inheritance on this side Jordan may be ours.

    [33] And Moses gave unto them, even to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and unto half the tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land, with the cities thereof in the coasts, even the cities of the country round about.

    [34] And the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,

    [35] And Atroth, Shophan, and Jaazer, and Jogbehah,

    [36] And Beth-nimrah, and Beth-haran, fenced cities: and folds for sheep.

    [37] And the children of Reuben built Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Kirjathaim,

    [38] And Nebo, and Baal-meon, (their names being changed,) and Shibmah: and gave other names unto the cities which they builded.

    [39] And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead, and took it, and dispossessed the Amorite which was in it.

    [40] And Moses gave Gilead unto Machir the son of Manasseh; and he dwelt therein.

    [41] And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the small towns thereof, and called them Havoth-jair.

    [42] And Nobah went and took Kenath, and the villages thereof, and called it Nobah, after his own name.

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    And the question for Numbers chapter 32.

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    Numbers chapter 33.
    [1] These are the journeys of the children of Israel, which went forth out of the land of Egypt with their armies under the hand of Moses and Aaron.

    [2] And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of the LORD: and these are their journeys according to their goings out.

    [3] And they departed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the morrow after the passover the children of Israel went out with an high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians.

    [4] For the Egyptians buried all their firstborn, which the LORD had smitten among them: upon their gods also the LORD executed judgments.

    [5] And the children of Israel removed from Rameses, and pitched in Succoth.

    [6] And they departed from Succoth, and pitched in Etham, which is in the edge of the wilderness.

    [7] And they removed from Etham, and turned again unto Pi-hahiroth, which is before Baal-zephon: and they pitched before Migdol.

    [8] And they departed from before Pi-hahiroth, and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, and went three days' journey in the wilderness of Etham, and pitched in Marah.

    [9] And they removed from Marah, and came unto Elim: and in Elim were twelve fountains of water, and threescore and ten palm trees; and they pitched there.

    [10] And they removed from Elim, and encamped by the Red sea.

    [11] And they removed from the Red sea, and encamped in the wilderness of Sin.

    [12] And they took their journey out of the wilderness of Sin, and encamped in Dophkah.

    [13] And they departed from Dophkah, and encamped in Alush.

    [14] And they removed from Alush, and encamped at Rephidim, where was no water for the people to drink.

    [15] And they departed from Rephidim, and pitched in the wilderness of Sinai.

    [16] And they removed from the desert of Sinai, and pitched at Kibroth-hattaavah.

    [17] And they departed from Kibroth-hattaavah, and encamped at Hazeroth.

    [18] And they departed from Hazeroth, and pitched in Rithmah.

    [19] And they departed from Rithmah, and pitched at Rimmon-parez.

    [20] And they departed from Rimmon-parez, and pitched in Libnah.

    [21] And they removed from Libnah, and pitched at Rissah.

    [22] And they journeyed from Rissah, and pitched in Kehelathah.

    [23] And they went from Kehelathah, and pitched in mount Shapher.

    [24] And they removed from mount Shapher, and encamped in Haradah.

    [25] And they removed from Haradah, and pitched in Makheloth.

    [26] And they removed from Makheloth, and encamped at Tahath.

    [27] And they departed from Tahath, and pitched at Tarah.

    [28] And they removed from Tarah, and pitched in Mithcah.

    [29] And they went from Mithcah, and pitched in Hashmonah.

    [30] And they departed from Hashmonah, and encamped at Moseroth.

    [31] And they departed from Moseroth, and pitched in Bene-jaakan.

    [32] And they removed from Bene-jaakan, and encamped at Hor-hagidgad.

    [33] And they went from Hor-hagidgad, and pitched in Jotbathah.

    [34] And they removed from Jotbathah, and encamped at Ebronah.

    [35] And they departed from Ebronah, and encamped at Ezion-gaber.

    [36] And they removed from Ezion-gaber, and pitched in the wilderness of Zin, which is Kadesh.

    [37] And they removed from Kadesh, and pitched in mount Hor, in the edge of the land of Edom.

    [38] And Aaron the priest went up into mount Hor at the commandment of the LORD, and died there, in the fortieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the first day of the fifth month.

    [39] And Aaron was an hundred and twenty and three years old when he died in mount Hor.

    [40] And king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel.

    [41] And they departed from mount Hor, and pitched in Zalmonah.

    [42] And they departed from Zalmonah, and pitched in Punon.

    [43] And they departed from Punon, and pitched in Oboth.

    [44] And they departed from Oboth, and pitched in Ije-abarim, in the border of Moab.

    [45] And they departed from Iim, and pitched in Dibon-gad.

    [46] And they removed from Dibon-gad, and encamped in Almon-diblathaim.

    [47] And they removed from Almon-diblathaim, and pitched in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo.

    [48] And they departed from the mountains of Abarim, and pitched in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho.

    [49] And they pitched by Jordan, from Beth-jesimoth even unto Abel-shittim in the plains of Moab.

    [50] And the LORD spake unto Moses in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,

    [51] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye are passed over Jordan into the land of Canaan;

    [52] Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places:

    [53] And ye shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land, and dwell therein: for I have given you the land to possess it.

    [54] And ye shall divide the land by lot for an inheritance among your families: and to the more ye shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer ye shall give the less inheritance: every man's inheritance shall be in the place where his lot falleth; according to the tribes of your fathers ye shall inherit.

    [55] But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell.

    [56] Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you, as I thought to do unto them.

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    And the question for Numbers chapter 33.

    Why is it that Jehovah God told the people of Israel to drive out the inhabitants of the lands that they were entering instead of learning to live in peace with them? TaraD_Numbers33_Web.jpg
     
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    Maybe because plans for the land before anyone else began went hand in hand with an eviction demand so they got canned ?

    I guess the question assumes peace would have been possible.
     
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    I guess that's as good an answer as any but later on in the Bible it tells you drive out your enemies otherwise their beliefs will pollute you and your nation will fall.
     
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    yes. failed nation, no peace.
     
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    I suppose once Moses had received the law it would have made them extremely incompatible with the practices of the people inhabiting Canaan. Although the question could be viewed in different ways.

    Once the previous inhabitants were driven out, at certain times later Israel was at peace with them. During Solomons reign. They were still enemies, he was at peace with his enemies. So it might be said they did live in peace with them except they were neighbours rather than cohabitants of the land.

    So many times in scripture Jehovah chided Israel for their foul treatment of the 'alien resident' living among them. This raises the question as to why Jehovah would initially want the non Israelites driven out and them later chide Israel for their treatment of the foriegner among them.

    Seems important for Israel to fully become fully established to fulfill the promise of a given land. Then once established, forieign residents are understood to be living on the terms of the host.

    It might be of note that Solomon who was at peace with his enemies suffered the pollution of foriegn gods as per the given concern.
     
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    Numbers chapter 35
    [1] And the LORD spake unto Moses in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,

    [2] Command the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and ye shall give also unto the Levites suburbs for the cities round about them.

    [3] And the cities shall they have to dwell in; and the suburbs of them shall be for their cattle, and for their goods, and for all their beasts.

    [4] And the suburbs of the cities, which ye shall give unto the Levites, shall reach from the wall of the city and outward a thousand cubits round about.

    [5] And ye shall measure from without the city on the east side two thousand cubits, and on the south side two thousand cubits, and on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two thousand cubits and the city shall be in the midst: this shall be to them the suburbs of the cities.

    [6] And among the cities which ye shall give unto the Levites there shall be six cities for refuge, which ye shall appoint for the manslayer, that he may flee thither: and to them ye shall add forty and two cities.

    [7] So all the cities which ye shall give to the Levites shall be forty and eight cities: them shall ye give with their suburbs.

    [8] And the cities which ye shall give shall be of the possession of the children of Israel: from them that have many ye shall give many; but from them that have few ye shall give few: every one shall give of his cities unto the Levites according to his inheritance which he inheriteth.

    [9] And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

    [10] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come over Jordan into the land of Canaan;

    [11] Then ye shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for you; that the slayer may flee thither, which killeth any person at unawares.

    [12] And they shall be unto you cities for refuge from the avenger; that the manslayer die not, until he stand before the congregation in judgment.

    [13] And of these cities which ye shall give six cities shall ye have for refuge.

    [14] Ye shall give three cities on this side Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan, which shall be cities of refuge.

    [15] These six cities shall be a refuge, both for the children of Israel, and for the stranger, and for the sojourner among them: that every one that killeth any person unawares may flee thither.

    [16] And if he smite him with an instrument of iron, so that he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

    [17] And if he smite him with throwing a stone, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

    [18] Or if he smite him with an hand weapon of wood, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

    [19] The revenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer: when he meeteth him, he shall slay him.

    [20] But if he thrust him of hatred, or hurl at him by laying of wait, that he die;

    [21] Or in enmity smite him with his hand, that he die: he that smote him shall surely be put to death; for he is a murderer: the revenger of blood shall slay the murderer, when he meeteth him.

    [22] But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or have cast upon him any thing without laying of wait,

    [23] Or with any stone, wherewith a man may die, seeing him not, and cast it upon him, that he die, and was not his enemy, neither sought his harm:

    [24] Then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the revenger of blood according to these judgments:

    [25] And the congregation shall deliver the slayer out of the hand of the revenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to the city of his refuge, whither he was fled: and he shall abide in it unto the death of the high priest, which was anointed with the holy oil.

    [26] But if the slayer shall at any time come without the border of the city of his refuge, whither he was fled;

    [27] And the revenger of blood find him without the borders of the city of his refuge, and the revenger of blood kill the slayer; he shall not be guilty of blood:

    [28] Because he should have remained in the city of his refuge until the death of the high priest: but after the death of the high priest the slayer shall return into the land of his possession.

    [29] So these things shall be for a statute of judgment unto you throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

    [30] Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die.

    [31] Moreover ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of death: but he shall be surely put to death.

    [32] And ye shall take no satisfaction for him that is fled to the city of his refuge, that he should come again to dwell in the land, until the death of the priest.

    [33] So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.

    [34] Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the LORD dwell among the children of Israel.

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