Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO NUMBERS 25\\

The contents of this chapter are, the sin of the people of Israel, their
whoredom and idolatry, \\#Nu 25:1-3\\, their punishment for it,
multitudes being slain, \\#Nu 25:4,5\\, whose number is given,
\\#Nu 25:9\\, the zeal of Phinehas in slaying two notorious offenders,
\\#Nu 25:6-8\\, whose names are observed, \\#Nu 25:14,15\\ for which
he is commended, and the covenant of priesthood was given and confirmed
unto him, \\#Nu 25:10-13\\, and the chapter is concluded with an order
to vex the Midianites, for vexing Israel with their wiles, \\#Nu 25:16-18\\.