Moses asks God who the next leader will be, using an unusual name: “God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint someone over the community” (Numbers 27:16).
God tells Moses to speak to a rock, which will then provide water. Instead, Moses strikes it twice with his rod. He and Aaron are punished. Why exactly?
Seemingly out of nowhere, Miriam and Aaron gossip critically about Moses. They say, “He married a Cushite woman!” (Numbers 12:1). But what does that mean?
Hebrew words often defaults to masculine. Abraham ibn Ezra clarifies that women generously and skililfully contributed to the Mishkan as well.
Moses stayed on Mount Sinai for forty days and forty nights. God spoke, then gave Moses the tablets. What else did Moses begin to know?