Behaalotecha (When You Raise) the Lamps

Lighting the Lamps

Numbers 10:33 And they departed from the mount of יהוה and traveled for three days: and the Ark of the Covenant of יהוה went before them on this three days journey to search out a resting place for them. 34 And the cloud of יהוה was on them by day as they set out from the camp. C-MATS

Question: What Ark traveled ahead of them? This was the Ark that accompanied them in battle. The broken pieces of the first set of Tablets lay in them. It preceded them by three days of travel to prepare for them a place to encamp. Chumash

(Verses 10:35-36 below are considered a complete new Book of the Torah by the sages because of the importance of these two verses) C-MATS

Numbers 10:35 And it came to pass when the Ark set out that Moses said:

RISE UP, יהוה and let your enemies be scattered; and let them that hate you flee before you. 36 And when it rested, he said:

RETURN, יהוה, to the many thousands of Israel. C-MATS

Question: When did the people break camp? The people did not break camp immediately after the cloud lifted from the Tabernacle. First, the cloud moved from the Tabernacle and hovered over the camp of Judah in a beam-like formation. Then the trumpets would be sounded and Moses would announce “RISE UP, יהוה …,” and they would begin the journey. When it was time to encamp, the cloud would arrange itself over the camp of Judah like a tent. Then Moses would announce, “RETURN, יהוה, to the many thousands of Israel.” Chumash

Question: What was Moses asking יהוה to do? Arise or resurrect Himself from the dead, which He did through Yahusha’s death and resurrection. Return to us and save us, which Yahusha will do in the Second Coming.