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Book of Numbers

The Book of Numbers is the fourth book of the Hebrew Bible, the fourth of five books of the Jewish Torah. The book has a long and complex history, but its final form is due to a Priestly redaction of a Yahwistic source made some time in the early Persian period; the name of the book comes from the two censuses taken of the Israelites. Numbers begins at Mount Sinai, where the Israelites have received their laws and covenant from God and God has taken up residence among them in the sanctuary; the task before them is to take possession of the Promised Land. The people are counted and preparations are made for resuming their march; the Israelites begin the journey, but they "murmur" at the hardships along the way, about the authority of Moses and Aaron. For these acts, God destroys 15,000 of them through various means, they send spies into the land. Upon hearing the spies' fearful report concerning the conditions in Canaan, the Israelites refuse to take possession of it. God condemns them to death in the wilderness until a new generation can grow up and carry out the task.

The book ends with the new generation of Israelites in the Plain of Moab ready for the crossing of the Jordan River. Numbers is the culmination of the story of Israel's exodus from oppression in Egypt and their journey to take possession of the land God promised their fathers; as such it draws to a conclusion the themes introduced in Genesis and played out in Exodus and Leviticus: God has promised the Israelites that they shall become a great nation, that they will have a special relationship with Yahweh their god, that they shall take possession of the land of Canaan. Numbers demonstrates the importance of holiness and trust: despite God's presence and his priests, Israel lacks faith and the possession of the land is left to a new generation. Most commentators divide Numbers into three sections based on locale, linked by two travel sections. God orders Moses, in the wilderness of Sinai, to number those able to bear arms—of all the men "from twenty years old and upward," and to appoint princes over each tribe.

A total of 603,550 Israelites are found to be fit for military service. The tribe of Levi is exempted from military service and therefore not included in the census. Moses consecrates the Levites for the service of the Tabernacle in the place of the first-born sons, who hitherto had performed that service; the Levites are divided into three families, the Gershonites, the Kohathites, the Merarites, each under a chief. The Kohathites were headed by Eleazar, son of Aaron, while the Gershonites and Merarites were headed by Aaron's other son, Ithamar. Preparations are made for resuming the march to the Promised Land. Various ordinances and laws are decreed; the Israelites set out from Sinai. The people are punished by fire. Miriam and Aaron insult Moses at Hazeroth. Twelve spies are come back to report to Moses. Joshua and Caleb, two of the spies, report that the land is abundant and is "flowing with milk and honey", but the other spies say that it is inhabited by giants, the Israelites refuse to enter the land.

Yahweh decrees that the Israelites will be punished for their loss of faith by having to wander in the wilderness for 40 years. Moses is ordered by God to make plates to cover the altar; the children of Israel murmur against Moses and Aaron on account of the destruction of Korah's men and are stricken with the plague, with 14,700 perishing. Aaron and his family are declared by God to be responsible for any iniquity committed in connection with the sanctuary; the Levites are again appointed to help in the keeping of the Tabernacle. The Levites are ordered to surrender to the priests a part of the tithes taken to them. Miriam dies at Kadesh Barnea and the Israelites set out for Moab, on Canaan's eastern border; the Israelites blame Moses for the lack of water. Moses is ordered by God to speak to a rock but disobeys, is punished by the announcement that he shall not enter Canaan; the king of Edom refuses permission to pass through his land and they go around it. Aaron dies on Mount Hor; the Israelites are bitten by Fiery flying serpents for speaking against Moses.

A brazen serpent is made to ward off these serpents. The Israelites arrive on the plains of Moab. A new census gives the total number of males from twenty years and upward as 601,730, the number of the Levites from the age of one month and upward as 23,000; the land shall be divided by lot. The daughters of Zelophehad, who had no sons, are to share in the allotment. Moses is ordered to appoint Joshua as his successor. Prescriptions for the observance of the feasts and the offerings for different occasions are enumerated. Moses orders the Israelites to massacre the people of Midian, in retaliation for the Baal-Peor incident; the Reubenites and the Gadites request Moses to assign them the land east of the Jordan. Moses grants their request after they promise to help in the conquest of the land west of the Jordan; the land east of

1887–88 Scottish Districts season

The 1887–88 Scottish Districts season is a record of all the rugby union matches for Scotland's district teams. It includes the East of Scotland West of Scotland District trial match; the North of Scotland District was founded in this year. Known as the Scottish Northern Counties Football Union, on 24 November 1887 a meeting was held in Watson's Restaurant in Aberdeen to elect office bearers; those noted. Sleigh. Rules of the North of Scotland District were agreed on 2 December 1887. A North of Scotland District match was arranged with Glasgow District to take place in Cupar on 31 December 1887. Another match was arranged with Edinburgh District on 21 January 1888 in Aberdeen. Owing to frost, the planned match between the North and Glasgow had to be abandoned, it is noted that a great many matches were postponed in February. North of Scotland did manage a match against Merchiston Castle - but it was noted that it was played in a blizzard. Edinburgh District won back the Inter-City for the first time in 4 years.

The East v West match was postponed from 28 January 1888. It was played on 11 February 1888 and the East won. Glasgow District: Edinburgh District: East: West: North of Scotland District: Merchiston Castle: No other District matches played. No touring matches this season

James H. Hunter

James Hogg Hunter was a Scottish-born Canadian Christian journalist and biographer. Hunter emigrated to Canada in 1913 at the age of 22 and began his journalistic career with the Peterborough, Ontario Farm and Dairy newspaper in that same year. Four years he joined the Toronto Globe where, after breaking in as a cub reporter, he became a member of the editorial staff and wrote a regular bylined column: "The Outlook of the Church." He left the Globe in 1929 to become editor of the Evangelical Christian magazine which he edited until his retirement in 1969. He was an author of notably The Mystery of Mar Saba. Hunter was the editor of the Evangelical Christian magazine, published in Toronto. Hunter wrote Christian adventure novels which sold thousands of copies in Canada and the USA. Dr. Hunter's 1951 novel, Thine is the Kingdom, received first prize in an international fiction contest; the Great Deception is a collection of short articles critical of the Roman Catholic Church, which J. H. Hunter published in the magazine he edited and collected in book form and published in 1945 through The Evangelical Publishers in Toronto.

In 1940 J. H. Hunter married Margaret Elizabeth, they had three sons. Plot: The story revolves around finding a long-lost document in the Mar Saba Monastery, embarrassing to Christianity; the document is exposed as the work of a hoaxer. The hero is a British policeman in his born-again American assistant; the villain of the story is a close-shaven German archaeologist who leads a band of Arab "Hooded Ones," including the cowardly "Abid of the Scar," who stabs a girl in the back. Some scholars have suggested that Hunter's The Mystery of Mar Saba became the source for some of the elements in what they consider to be Morton Smith's Secret Gospel of Mark hoax, while other scholars rebuke that idea altogether. Hunter's second mystery story was a popular exposition of the fundamentalist Christian view concerning the question of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Thine Is the Kingdom, a cold-war mystery story moving from the gloomy environs of bureaucratic Moscow to the tranquility which pervades the Canadian woodland in summer" won $4000 first prize in the second International Christian Fiction Contest.

Hunter's fourth novel How Sleep the Brave! was subtitled "A Novel of 17th Century Scotland". It was self-published by Evangelical Publishers, Toronto. After Hunter published How Sleep the Brave he was named Zondervan's Author of the Quarter Century. A flame of fire: the life and work of R. V. Bingham, 1961 - on Rowland Victor Bingham, Sudan Interior Mission Adrift: the story of twenty days on a raft in the South Atlantic Ethel Roffe Bell, James Hogg Hunter - 1943 The Hammer of God - 1965 The Great Deception - 1945 Evidential Faith: Evolution The bow in the cloud 1948 Uncle Jim's stories from nature's wonderland 1953 Out of the ivory palaces and other Christmas stories 1954 "The Happy Vanners" -1912, a journal of a trip to the Trossachs by horse-drawn van exists in an online critical edition. Http://www.wingsofsong.com/HappyVanners.html

María Elena Marqués

María Elena Marqués Rangel was a Mexican actress and singer, a star during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema in the 1940s and 1950s. She was born on December 1926 in Mexico City, she was discovered by the film director Fernando de Fuentes, her neighbor. Her first film was Dos corazones y un tango where she performed with the Argentine tango singer Andrés Falgás. In 1943 she worked in Doña Bárbara with María Félix, Romeo y Julieta, with Cantinflas, Así se quiere en Jalisco, with Jorge Negrete, she worked again with Negrete in Me he Tal para cual. In her best-known role, Marqués starred in the 1947 film La perla; the film was based on John Steinbeck's book The Pearl. The film was directed by Emilio Fernández and her co-star was Pedro Armendáriz. Marqués was directed again by Fernández in Cuando levanta la niebla and Pueblito, she worked in Hollywood in Across the Wide Missouri opposite Clark Gable, in Ambush at Tomahawk Gap, with John Hodiak. As a singer, she recorded songs such as "Cartas marcadas", "Échame a mí la culpa", "El aguacero", "Grítenme piedras del campo", "La cigarra", "La noche de mi mal", "La Panchita", "Tres consejos" and "Tú, sólo tú", with the Mariachi Santana and the Trío Tamaulipeco.

Marqués worked on 15 radio soap operas and 30 other radio programs for XEW, acted in 20 TV theater productions and 10 telenovelas. Her last work as an actress was in the film El testamento. Marqués was married to the actor Miguel Torruco. Marqués died of heart failure in Mexico City on November 11, 2008 with her children Marisela and Miguel Torruco Marqués at her side. Dos corazones y un tango Así se quiere en Jalisco Doña Bárbara Romeo y Julieta The Two Orphans Me he de comer esa tuna Rosa del Caribe La perla La negra Angustias Gemma Yo Quiero Ser Mala Across the Wide Missouri Cuando levanta la niebla Made for Each Other Ambush at Tomahawk Gap Reportaje Historia de un abrigo de mink Así era Pancho Villa A Media Luz los Tres Pueblito ¿Que haremos con papá? El Jardín de los Cerezos El Testamento Amor y orgullo Agrasánchez Jr. Rogelio. Bellezas del cine mexicano / Beauties of The Mexican Cinema. Archivo Fílmico Agrasánchez. ISBN 968-5077-11-8. María Elena Marqués on IMDb María Elena Marqués at Cine Mexicano

1937 in paleontology

Paleontology or palaeontology is the study of prehistoric life forms on Earth through the examination of plant and animal fossils. This includes the study of body fossils, burrows, cast-off parts, fossilised feces and chemical residues; because humans have encountered fossils for millennia, paleontology has a long history both before and after becoming formalized as a science. This article records significant discoveries and events related to paleontology that occurred or were published in the year 1937. Data courtesy of George Olshevsky's dinosaur genera list. August 28th: The Calgary Zoo's Prehistoric Park opened. Paleontologist Darren Tanke has described Prehistoric Park as "an extensive treed park and pathways containing numerous life-sized concrete dinosaurs and other prehistoric life", it had "two long, walkthrough display buildings containing a Corythosaurus skeleton and individual dinosaur bones", as well as exhibits of paleozoic invertebrates and prehistoric plants. It became a popular attraction among visitors to the zoo.

In 1937, Morant imagined a feathered dinosaur-like animal that lived during the Triassic and glided about on four wings. This portrayal reflected contemporary scientific speculations attempting to reconstruct the hypothetical ancestor of birds. Fossils from China revealed the existence of just this sort of animal

Carel Stolker

Carel Jan Jozef Marie Stolker is a Dutch administrator and the rector magnificus and president of Leiden University as of February 2013. He is the successor of Paul F. van der Heijden. Stolker is former dean of the Leiden University Law School. Stolker finished high school at Bonaventura College in Leiden. After completing his military service, he studied law at Leiden University, his Ph. D. Thesis was a juridical dissertation about liability for unsuccessful sterilization. In his book Van arts naar advocaat Stolker looked at the medical liability crisis in the United States in comparison to the Dutch situation. In 1991 Stolker taught Comparative Tort Law at the University of Hastings School of Law. In 1996 he became director of the E. M. Meijers Institute of Legal Studies at Leiden University and in 2001 became a member of the executive board of the law school, in charge of research, he published on issues relating to liability law. From 2005 to 2011 Stolker was dean of the Faculty of Law of Leiden University.

In that capacity he straightened out a long lasting dispute between former criminologist Wouter Buikhuisen and Leiden University. In 2012, a one-year sabbatical was devoted to the writing of a book about law schools – a comparative analysis of legal education, legal scholarship, the different approaches of law schools worldwide. In 1992 and 1993 he contributed, as a member of the Task Force Albania of the Council of Europe, to the development of a civil code for Albania, he was a member of the Air Freight Documentation Committee, that conducted an investigation into the cargo of the El-Al aircraft which crashed into the Amsterdam Bijlmer district. He is a deputy judge at the Court of Haarlem and a deputy justice at the Court of Appeal in's-Hertogenbosch. Under Carel Stolker, Leiden University was, for the first time in the University's history, convicted of a major employment law breach on 19 June 2019 by the High Court in The Hague; this concerned illegal actions by Leiden University against a job applicant, allegations of a cover-up which have attracted widespread media attention.

Carel Stolker: Rethinking the law school. Education, research and governance. Cambridge University Press, 2014. ISBN 9781107073890 C. J. J. M. Stolker: Legal Journals: In pursuit of a more scientific approach. In: European Journal of Legal Education, 2, pp. 77-94 H. D. Ploeger & C. J. J. M. Stolker: In search of the importance of Article 1 Protocol No. 1 ECHR to private law. In: The right to property; the influence of Article 1 Protocol no. 1 ECHR on several fields of domestic law. Carel J. J. M. Stolker and David I. Levine: Aviation products liability for manufacturing and design defects. In: The utilization of the world's air space and free outer space in the 21st century Carel Stolker and David Levine: Compensation for damage to parties on the ground as a result of aviation accidents. In: Air & space law, 1997, vol. 22, nr. 2, pp. 60-60 Carel J. J. M. Stolker: Wrongful life; the limits of liability and beyond. In: The International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 1994, p. 521 - 536 Carel J. J. M. Stolker: The unconscious plaintiff.

Consciousness as a prerequisite for compensation for non-pecuniary loss. In: The international and comparative law quarterly, vol. 39, nr 1, p. 82In Dutch: Carel Stolker: Aansprakelijkheid van de arts in het bijzonder voor mislukte sterilisaties.. Carel Stolker -Leiden University Publications of Carel Stolker online Repository Leiden University