By Gary North
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This marked the end of the wilderness period. Miriam had died in the irst month (Num. 20:1). The irst month of which year? It had to be the fortieth year. Numbers 20 begins with the death of Miriam and closes with the death of Aaron (v. 28). Aaron died at age 123 (Num. 33:39) in the fortieth year after the exodus: “And Aaron the priest went up into mount Hor at the commandment of the LORD, and died there, in the fortieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the irst day of the ifth month” (Num.
Postmillennialism insists that covenantal history is the story of lawful inheritance, secured by the death of the lawful Heir who thereby becomes the Testator (Heb. 9:16B17). Eschatology is therefore also the story of disinheritance in history: covenant-keepers’ reclaiming of the stolen legacy from covenant-breakers. Righteousness will replace unrighteousness as the next-to-the-last things unfold. ” The four generations that dwelt in Egypt were the sons of Jacob, Jochebed’s (Num. 26:59), Moses’, and Joshua’s.
5:48). This condition of perfection is achieved by covenant-keepers only in the world beyond history. But the goal of perfection is still our mandatory standard, “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ” (Eph. 4:13). Both conditions are true of covenant-keeping men in history: perfection and imperfection. First, imperfection: “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.