The word Numbers means In the Wilderness and the author of the Book is Moses. The Book of Numbers does not state when it was written but the date of authorship is likely between 1450 and 1400 B.C., which is the approximate time that Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt and the approximate time of Moses death.
Aleph/Tav את Used in NUMBERS: אֶת et 0 times, אֶת־ et- 386 times, אֵת eet 39 times, אֶת־Et- 9 times, אֵת Eet 4 times, אָתְּ aat 0 times, אַתְּ at 0 times, אַתְּ־ at- 1 time = Total 439
Vav/Aleph/Tav ואת Wa‘at וְאַתְּ 1 time, Wa‘eet וְאֵת 36 times, Wa‘et- וְאֶת־ 88 times = 125 Grand Total 564
34. PARSHA (1) BEMIDBAR (in the wilderness) (Numbers 1:1-4:20)
Aleph/Tav ALERT: In Numbers first chapter Moses is commanded by יהוה to take a census of all the 12 tribes except one and the one tribe Moses is commanded not to count, in verse 49, is the only tribe that an את appears before their name, the Levites; whose job it is to minister in the את Tabernacle to Elohim and to take care of all the furnishings and to encamp round about the entire Tabernacle as a buffer between the Tabernacle and the 12 tribes. The Levite’s job is to move the Tabernacle and to set it up and if a stranger comes near the Tabernacle he is to be put to death. Continuing through Numbers chapter 2, 3 and 4 we see the את placed primarily before scared objects pertaining to the Levites and their caring for the את Tabernacle and the sacred furnishings, utensils etc., which is all part of fulfilling יהוה role through את Y’shua by the Covenants made with Abraham and Moses with the 12 tribes.
35. PARSHA (2) NASO (elevate) (Numbers 4:21-7:89)
Aleph/Tav ALERT: We see all through scripture there is a pattern and protocol concerning repentance and restitution and it was always through את Y’shua even when the sacrifice was done with animals on the altar. Num 5:5-7 shows us clearly the established pattern by Father through את Y’shua in obtaining forgiveness of sin when confession is made (repentance) and then restitution must be paid and finally verse 8-10, את blood is shed for atonement. Num 5:12-31 is called the Torah (law) of Jealousy and is a type and foreshadow of Y’shua’s bride during the end times and why she will be tested by יהוה Father’s judgments and will have to endure the Great Tribulation to see who will be faithful and who will not be faithful for only the ones with the extra vessel of oil will make it to the bridal chamber. It is fascinating to see where the את are in this section. The wife being tested is definitely an את covenant child of יהוה and the high priest definitely sits in the office of את Y’shua in administering the את bitter water (Num 5:27) but according to the את curse (Num 5:23) if she is guilty, the punishment is administered by both יהוה and את according to verse 5:21 when does make יהוה את your private parts shrivel (rot) and your abdomen (belly) to swell. The Priestly Blessings is in this section Num 6:24-27. Notice that verse 27 states, And they will put את My Name on the Children of Israel; and I will bless them…implying that יהוה Name and His את mark are synonyms. In four different scriptures, Exodus 13:9, 16 and 31:13, 17 the word sign (mark) is used which is placed on all את covenant Children of Israel who keep His Sabbath and obey Torah. The Aleph/Tav את Symbol is a sign of covenant with יהוה and placement of the Aleph/Tav את Symbol in the Priestly Blessing can only confirm this. Notice in Numbers chapter 6:1-21 the Nazirite that is accidentally defiled by a dead person during his time of consecration has to re-consecrate his vow with a sin offering to both יהוה and את in Num 6:12.
36. PARSHA (3) BEHAALOTCHA (in your going up) (Numbers 8:1-12:16)
Aleph/Tav ALERT: Numbers chapter 8:5-26 is one of the most beautiful chapters concerning the anointing and separation of את Levites from את Children of Israel to replace the firstborn of the Children of Israel and in verse 8:18 as the only ministers to יהוה and the placement of the את leaves no doubt that the Levites and their את service are an extension of את Y’shua as ministers in the Tabernacle before יהוה Father. That is what the Levite High Priest does; he ministers to יהוה Father. Hebrews 5:10 tells us that Y’shua is our High Priest after the order of Melchisedek and 1 John 2:1 concerning our sin, we have an advocate before Father, Y’shua the righteous. Numbers Chapter 9 is the allowance for anyone who is unclean or on a journey who is unable to keep the Passover at the appointed time of the first month to be able to observe the feast the second month and clearly identifies in verse 9:2-5 את Y’shua with Passover just as Exodus 12:23-24 does and Num 9:2-5, etc. by the placement of the את. Num 9:5 states the familiar phrase, The Children of Israel did according to all that commanded יהוה את Moses.
In Numbers 11:10 the את people begin to complain to Moses about the Manna and this causes the anger of יהוה Father to blazed up violently and Moses was vexed also. But Num 11:11 begins an incredible conversation between Moses and יהוה and I will summarize it briefly. Moses actually asked יהוה why have you treated me so badly and laid on me את responsibility of this people? As if to say, these people are not my responsibility, they are את responsibility! Moses goes on to say in Num 11:12 I did not conceive את people and in Num 11:14 Moses says, I am not able to carry את people, they are too heavy for me and in Num 11:15 Moses says, if you את are going to treat me this way then please just kill me here and now! Num 11:20 יהוה says he will have the Children of Israel eat meat for a whole month until it comes out of their nostrils because they have despised את יהוה who is among you and have wept before Him saying, why did we leave Egypt? This is amazing…simply amazing.
37. PARSHA (4) SHELACH LCHA (send for yourself) (Numbers 13:1-15:41)
Aleph/Tav ALERT: In Num 13:2 the את is before the land of Canaan, which is Israel, because יהוה Father had made a covenant with the land with Abraham through את Y’shua. Please understand that every Covenant יהוה has made with man has been through the presence of את Y’shua and each Covenant is everlasting and with a divine function with the 12 tribes in regard to fulfilling יהוה Father’s purpose on earth. In Num 13:26 we see even the את fruit of the land is included within the את Covenant with the land and include even the rivers such as the את Jordan (Num 32:5). In Num 14:30 יהוה Father is speaking to Moses about the oath (swore) He made…please notice that the Hebrew wording “I swore” is actually repeated twice in Hebrew and has an את between them, but the English KJV only shows the wording “I swore” once. This speaks volumes confirming that both יהוה Father and את Y’shua took this oath that the rebellious Children of Israel over 20 years of age would not enter into the Covenant Promise Land except Caleb, the son of Jephunneh and Y’hoshua, the son of Nun. This is reminiscent of when the Yah-head calls Moses, or Abraham or Samuel’s name twice, which symbolizes the association and agreement within the Yah-head together as ONE. Now isn’t that interesting…very interesting because there is not a idle word in the Torah.
Numbers Chapter 15 begins with the instructions from יהוה Father in regard to offerings made by fire to יהוה Father and the instructions end in verse 15:13 stating that, Every citizen will do in this way את these things when presenting an offering made by fire as a sweet savor to יהוה…implying that the instructions came from יהוה Father through את Y’shua. In Num 15:32-36 it repeats the story of the man gathering sticks on Sabbath and verse 15:36 states that the man was stoned to death, as commanded יהוה את Moses…implying that יהוה commanded the death through את Moses…and therein lies the answer to exactly how יהוה worked with את Children of Israel, through את Y’shua. Confirmation of this protocol of the Yah-head in the Brit Chadashah (New Covenant) is when Y’shua says in John 6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do Mine own will, but the will of Him that sent Me.
38. PARSHA (5) KORACH (Korah) (Numbers 16:1-18:32)
Aleph/Tav ALERT: Numbers chapter 16 is the story of Korah’s rebellion and in verse 16:5 Moses says, tomorrow יהוה את will show you who are His. Showing the pattern by which the Yah-head works with man from יהוה Father through את together as ONE. Num 16:9 Moses recounts to Korah concerning Elohim of Israel that separate you to bring you near to Him to do את service of the Tabernacle of יהוה Father. This is the job of the Levites, to work together as extensions of את Y’shua to serve as His את ministers in the Tabernacle before יהוה Father. For Y’shua is our High Priest forever after the order of Melchizedek (King of Righteousness Heb 5:6). The following day as they gather together in verse 16:28 Moses says, by this you will know that יהוה has sent me to do את all these works. In Num 16:30 Moses goes on to explain that if the men die an unusual death then you will know that they provoked both את and יהוה. In the following two verses just as Moses stops speaking את words the judgment of יהוה appears to be carried out by את Y’shua for verse 16:32 states, And opened the earth את her mouth and swallowed up all the men that followed Korah…implying את Y’shua caused the earth to open her mouth and swallow them as judgment.
39. PARSHA (6) CHUKAT (ordinance of) (Numbers 19:1-22:1)
Aleph/Tav ALERT: Num 19:1-10 is concerning the way to kill the את Red Heifer to create the Water for Purification of Sin from the את ashes of the heifer. Again the placement of the את gives insight into a deeper understanding that even the ritual of the preparation of the ashes are a type and foreshadow of events Y’shua would fulfill as Messiah on Calvary. Just as Y’shua was crucified outside the Temple grounds, the Red Heifer is taken outside the camp. The Levites who had the Romans do their dirty work watched as they crucified a man who had done no wrong, and they have His blood on their hands and became unclean, just as the Eleazar became unclean after having the Red Heifer killed before his eyes and sprinkled its blood seven times before the Tabernacle of the Congregation. Even the priest who burned the Red Heifer became unclean, just like the Roman soldiers became unclean for beating, whipping and crucifying an innocent man. The man who then gathers up the ashes also becomes unclean just as those who took Y’shua off the stake and wrapped His body and placed it into the tomb. The combination of cedar wood, hyssop and scarlet combined with the ashes of the Red Heifer create the Water for Purification of Sin (red lye soap), was a type and foreshadow of the death, burial and resurrection of Y’shua providing atonement of Sin. Just as Y’shua was completely consumed outside the camp so to was the Red Heifer consumed by fire to ashes. With the bathing of the soap a man becomes physically and ritually clean. Isaiah 1:18 though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow…it all makes a perfect picture of our redemption provided by Y’shua on Calvary that qualified Him as our Messiah.
Concerning the את Rock which Moses struck…as the water came forth it was symbolic of את Y’shua our Messiah. Now יהוה Father had told Moses to speak to the Rock and because Moses did not believe he struck the Rock and was not permitted into the Promise Land. Notice where the את is placed in Numbers 20:11 And lifted up Moses את his hand and he struck את the Rock with his staff twice…implying the presence of את Y’shua was upon the Rock. Y’shua described the living water He had to give in John 4:14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. Paul reminds us the Rock which Moses struck was Y’shua the Messiah in 1 Cor 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Messiah. Something to think about: Could the reason that Moses sin was so severe for striking the את Rock twice was because he actually defiled both יהוה Father and את Y’shua (Yah-head) represented together in the Rock?
40. PARSHA (7) BALAK (Balak) (Numbers 22:2-25:9)
Aleph/Tav ALERT: In this week’s Parsha the entire lesson is the story of the Israelites in the Plains of Moab and how Balak, king of the Moabites, desired for Balaam to come and curse את people (Num 22:6). It is believed that Balaam was once a good man perhaps a prophet of Elohim but he had apostatized and had given in to the sin of covetousness, yet he still professed to be a servant of the Most High and still heard His voice and had a form of G-dliness for the Yah-head remained faithful. The second part of Num 22:6 is clear that את Y’shua is whom will bless His את people by His presence. Num 22:11 states that the people cover את face of the earth which only confirms who made the earth from the beginning. In Num 22:18 Balaam says, I cannot go beyond את word that יהוה my Elohim…implying he can only speak what the presence of את tells him to speak and repeats this statement in Num 24:13 that says, I cannot go beyond את commandment of יהוה to speak either good or bad of my own mind. Now Num 22:28 simply states that when Balaam’s donkey starts talking to him, it is יהוה Father’s will that the donkey speak את words to Balaam and it is יהוה Father’s will that את open Balaam’s eyes to see the את Angel of יהוה. Consequently, again we see the pattern of יהוה Father’s will working with and through את Y’shua together as ONE. The את Angel of יהוה Father who speaks to Balaam could only be את Y’shua and proof of this, in this story, in Num 22:35 when the Angel of יהוה tells Balaam to speak only את words I speak to you. Only the Spirit of the Yah-head could be working together speaking through Balaam, not an angel. Num 23:12 confirms that Balaam can speak only, את that which יהוה has put in my mouth, Him must I take heed to speak.
41. PARSHA (8) PINCHAS (Phineus) (Numbers 25:10-29:40)
Aleph/Tav ALERT: Num 25:11 speaks of the righteous act by Phinehas the Levite that actually became responsible for turning away יהוה Father’s zealous את wrath from את Children of Israel and goes on to say that Phinehas, was zealous for את My sake among them. As a reward to Phinehas יהוה Father enters into an את Covenant of Peace and a Covenant of Everlasting Priesthood with he and his descendants forever. It is interesting to note that in 1 Chron 6:4-14 in listing the priestly descendants of Phinehas all of them have a Aleph/Tav את Symbol in front of their name signifying the את Covenant of Peace with יהוה Father and ends only with their going into captivity into Babylon. Num 26:10 recaps Korah’s rebellion and states, And opened the earth את her mouth and swallowed them…signifying this was an act of judgment carried out by את Y’shua. It is interesting to notice in Num 27:8-12 that the law concerning the transfer of inheritance of את land actually places the את in front of his inheritance 4 separate times, every time the wording is used and ends with the popular phrase, “as commanded יהוה את Moses”. In Num 27:15-23 Moses is commanded by יהוה to lay his את hand on את Y’hoshua before the congregation of the Children of Israel and transfer openly before them his authority to Y’hoshua. Everything יהוה Father does is with and through את Y’shua with the את covenant Children of Israel. The TWO, working together as ONE.
42. PARSHA (9) MATOT (tribes) (Numbers 30:1-32:42)
Aleph/Tav ALERT: Numbers chapter 30 is dedicated specifically to את vows taken by women, either wife or daughter and the chapter ends with the common phrase, “these are the statutes which commanded יהוה את Moses”. The beginning of Numbers chapter 31 יהוה Father commands Moses to take vengeance against the Midianites and all throughout this Parsha the familiar phrase, “as commanded יהוה את Moses” is used 6 more times and through the rest of the chapter it is יהוה את who gives victory in the battle. Starting in Num 31:9 notice the placement of the את as they capture all the את women of Midian, Num 31:11 the את spoil and booty, Num 31:22 all the את gold and the silver, את the brass, את the iron, את the tin and the lead and Num 31:41 and they give an את tribute as a heave offering (tithe), to יהוה Father and it ends, “as commanded יהוה את Moses”. The Yah-head, working together as ONE.
43. PARSHA (10) MASSEI (stages) (Numbers 33:1-36:13)
Aleph/Tav ALERT: Numbers chapter 33 is the last Parsha of Numbers and it begins in Num 33:2 talking about the Children of Israel את journeys by commandment of יהוה recapping 40 years starting from Rameses in the first month on the 15th day of Aviv, to verse 33:50 in the plains of Moab. Num 35:6 speak about the את six cities for refuge to be built. Num 36:2 speaks of the את land being divided by lots as an את inheritance among (Num 36:5) the את Children of Israel and Num 36:10 ends with the familiar, “So as commanded יהוה את Moses”. The Yah-head is working together as ONE.