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Bibil Identifier bibil:208611
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Census of Israelite Men after their Exodus from Egypt
Author Waite, Jerry
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 60, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 487-491 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper shows that the use of the Hebrew word ʻlp as a troop gives the army size consistent with the Israelite population calculated for the average family, each having three males. The mathematical approach of C. J. Humphreys encounters problems because his assumption about the first-born gives the average Israelite family having 8.7 sons. A possible solution to the census of the 30-50 year old Levites is presented.
DOI 10.1163/156853310X499853
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Origins : Exodus
Pericopes Numbers 1
Numbers 26
Terms אֶלֶף אלף
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