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The total adult male population at this time, forty years after the first census, was 601,730 (Numbers 26:51). The numbers were fewer than when Israel first began wandering (603,550--Numbers 1:46), in contrast to the rapid proliferation while in Egypt (Exodus 1:7). Many had perished in the wilderness in the various plagues and judgments sent by God, including all who were twenty years old or more at the time when the spies brought back their fearful report from the promised land (Numbers 14:29; 26:63-65).

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KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Language: English
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8


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