Numbers 7:1-9 (ANIV)
1 When Moses finished setting up the tabernacle, he anointed it and consecrated it and all its furnishings. He also anointed and consecrated the altar and all its utensils. 2 Then the leaders of Israel, the heads of families who were the tribal leaders in charge of those who were counted, made offerings. 3 They brought as their gifts before the Lord six covered carts and twelve oxen—an ox from each leader and a cart from every two. These they presented before the tabernacle.
4 The Lord said to Moses, 5 “Accept these from them, that they may be used in the work at the Tent of Meeting. Give them to the Levites as each man’s work requires.”
6 So Moses took the carts and oxen and gave them to the Levites. 7 He gave two carts and four oxen to the Gershonites, as their work required, 8 and he gave four carts and eight oxen to the Merarites, as their work required. They were all under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron, the priest. 9 But Moses did not give any to the Kohathites, because they were to carry on their shoulders the holy things, for which they were responsible.
TIME OF DAY:
Day time. The scriptures don’t specify the time. I have made it mid morning.
Sunlight is lighting the scene from above.
A Hebrew leader (not Moses) in the left foreground, with some soldiers carrying spears.
Various Hebrew people walking along beside the carts that carry the Tabernacle posts, bases, & various parts.
Notice the Kohathites carrying the ark of the covenant (wrapped in a blue cloth as prescribed by God in Numbers chapter 3) in the front of the walkers.
This story occurred during part of the Exodus, when the Hebrew people left Egypt & headed into the desert wilderness. They were beginning to be forged into a new nation by God. Numbers chapter 3-4 outline the 3 Levite clans, the Gershonites, the Merarites, & the Kohathites & their special duties of carrying the tabernacle & holy items.
This cartoon took quite a long time to draw & colour, because of all the people!
This cartoon was created for a sermon at our church.