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God gives Moses instructions for the division of Canaan
Over the course of 40 days, God gave Moses instructions for worship in the tabernacle and wrote laws on two stone tablets.
Dictionaries
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Forty
FortyThe period of forty days or years is an important one in Scripture and in Jewish tradition. As the church fathers observed, it is most often associated with hardship, affliction and punishment (cf. Augustine, De Con. Ev. 2.4.8–9; see Crime and Punishment). The flood of judgment in Noah’s day lasts
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Forty
Forty.—An important multiple of ten is 40, found in the accounts of the Temptation (Mt 4:2, Mk 1:13, Lk 4:2) and of the period intervening between the Passion and the Ascension (Ac 1:3). That it is in both cases more than a mere number is evident. The 40 days of fasting in the wilderness clearly point
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Forty
forty. A frequently mentioned number in the Bible, often having symbolical significance. It was used as the approximate time span of a generation and to designate an extended period of testing, repentance, vigil, or punishment. It is associated with important new developments in the unfolding drama of
Key passages
Ex 24:12–31:18

And Yahweh said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain, and be there, and I will give you the tablets of stone and the law and the commandments that I have written to instruct them.” And Moses got up, and Joshua, his assistant, and Moses went …

Nu 33:50–35:34

Then Yahweh spoke to Moses on the desert-plateau of Moab by the Jordan across Jericho, saying, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them, ‘When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan, you will drive out the inhabitants of the land from your presence, and you will destroy all their …

Jos 21:2

And they spoke to them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, “Yahweh commanded through the hand of Moses to give us cities to live in, with their pasturelands for our livestock.”