Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO NUMBERS 16\\

This chapter gives an account of a sedition of Korah and others against
Moses and Aaron, \\#Nu 16:1-4\\, with whom Moses expostulates, and shows
the unreasonableness of their clamour against Aaron, \\#Nu 16:5-11\\; sends
for Dathan and Abiram, who were in the confederacy, but refused to
come, which greatly angered Moses, \\#Nu 16:12-15\\; orders Korah and his
company to appear before the Lord the next day, with Aaron, to have the
controversy decided, \\#Nu 16:16-18\\; when all the congregation gathered
together would have been, consumed had it not been for the intercession
of Moses and Aaron, \\#Nu 16:19-22\\; and who, being separated from the
rebels by the command of the Lord, some of the rebels were swallowed up
in the earth, and others destroyed by fire from heaven, \\#Nu 16:23-35\\;
and their censers were made a covering for the altar, as a memorial of
their sin, \\#Nu 16:36-40\\; on which there was a new insurrection of the
people, which brought a plague upon them, and destroyed 14,700 persons,
and which was stopped at the intercession of Aaron, \\#Nu 16:41-50\\.