Where is Heshbon and Bashan

Bashan was located in present-day Lebanon and Heshbon was located in present-day Syria. These two kingdoms would be inhabited by the 2.5 tribes Gad Reuben and the 1/2 tribe of Manasseh. As we go further into the Old Testament into the time of Joshua, these tribes would help the remaining 9.5 tribes acquire their property. The thing to keep in mind is that, although the proposal was accepted and became binding, it was not necessary G-d’s best for the tribes and would be a problem for Israel in the following years or “latter days”.

Maps of The Canaan Land

When you compare the landmass as it was to be initially given as compared to the present day, you can see the vast difference between the two.

Aaron’s Staff that Budded

This is a pictorial description of what Aaron’s staff looked like. When an individual is elected into a place of leadership, we owe it to them to honor them and pray for them. Naturally, there will always be arguments and disputes but, what it all needs to come down to is that “leadership” is G_d ordained; I am aware that it would be very easy for some snake to manipulate results but Moses wasn’t in the temple when the staff budded so he had nothing to do with the budding. 

Image of a Censer

Each of the Priests had a censor for offering incense to the Lord or, “the prayers of the people” (Revelations 8:4). Each of the censers was unique to the individual so that they could be identified. For example, the ones belonging to Nadab, Abihu, and Korah. Today, censers are used in the church and have been since the 1st century. Because we are a kingdom of Priests (Revelations 1:6), we each have our censers which are the prayers for the people that surround us. Where we need to be careful is how we use that censer so that we do not misuse it.


The Tabernacle was 100 cubits long and 50 large, and the same dimensions, 50 x 100, had the courtyards in front of it, for a total of 200 x 50 cubits. The heights: 10 cubits the Tabernacle, 5 the curtains surrounding the courtyards. The indications given by Bible do not allow doubts on this point and the all structure appears to be perfectly proportioned with these measures. 


While I agree with scripture, it is conceivable that the size and dimensions of the temple as listed in Exodus may not have been the size depicted. I went looking for archaeological evidence of the wilderness temple and the only thing I found was evidence of the temple at Shiloh which is where Joshua pitched the tent because he was the leader of the nation and by proxy was given the honor of pitching the “one place” in his hometown.



This is the Menorah as described in Exodus 37. You will notice the six branches and the tree in the middle. The Menorah light up the Holy of Holies and is why Jesus is called “the Light of the world” (Exodus 27:21 John 8:12)You will notice that the tree supports the branches (Romans 11:18). In Revelations, the seven Menorahs stand for the spirits of the seven churches Asia Minor (Revelations 1:12-16). When Moses came down from the mountain, his face shone with the glory of G_d and in the same way, when Jesus is alive and breathing in us, our face changes, and people will know without a doubt that we serve the Lord (Exodus 34:29-35 Matthew 5:14-16).