N U M B E R S
The thousands of Israel, having been mustered in
the former chapter, in this are marshalled, and a regular
disposition is made of their camp, by a divine appointment. Here
is, I. A general order concerning it, ver. 1, 2. II. Particular directions for the
posting of each of the tribes, in four distinct squadrons, three
tribes in each squadron. 1. In the van-guard on the east were
posted Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun, ver. 3-9. 2. In the right wing, southward,
Reuben, Simeon, and Gad, ver.
10-16. 3. In the rear, westward, Ephraim, Manasseh, and
Benjamin, ver. 18-24. 4.
In the left wing, northward, Dan, Asher, and Naphtali, ver. 25-31. 5. The tabernacle in
the centre, ver. 17. III.
The conclusion of this appointment, ver. 32, &c.