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THE OFFERING OF JEALOUSY.
"He shall put no oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; for it is an offering of
jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance" (Num. 5: 15, 18).
THE BRAZEN CENSERS.
"The brazen censers . . . . . and they were made broad plates for a covering of the altar,
to be a memorial unto the children of Israel before the Lord" (Num. 16: 39, 40).
THE CAPTAINS' OFFERING.
"And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of the captains of thousands and of
hundreds, and brought it unto the tabernacle of the congregation, for a memorial for the
children of Israel before the Lord" (Num. 31: 54).
THE TWELVE STONES.
"These stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever" (Josh. 4: 7).
THE CROWNS OF SILVER AND GOLD.
"And the crowns shall be . . . . . for a memorial in the temple of the Lord" (Zech. 6: 14).
Here we have memorials of redemption, atonement, intercession, acceptance, joy,
victory, sin, death, resurrection and glory. The last but one of these memorials is that of
the twelve stones raised up at Gilgal by Joshua. The twelfth and last is the pledge of the
coming of the great King-Priest, Who shall bear the glory, as He once bore sin, and shall
sit as a priest upon a throne, in Whom all the hopes of all men are centred.
The essentials of victory (5:).
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We have seen something of the typical teaching that is inherent in the name of
"the city Adam" (Josh. 3: 16), also the symbolic meaning of the twelve stones in Gilgal
and in the river bed. We now learn the reason why the place was named Gilgal, and its
significance as a type of good things to come.
A problem that now seems beyond our power to solve is whether the name Gilgal, that
occurs some thirteen times in Joshua, refers to one or more places of the same name. We
know that Gilgal of Josh. 4: was not so named until the act of circumcision took place
there, and therefore the passages in Deut. 11: 30 and Josh. 12: 23 cannot refer to the
same site. Moses speaks of Gilgal as being in the vicinity of Ebal and Gerizim, and so
thirty miles from the Gilgal of Josh. 4: The word is sometimes rendered in the LXX by
"Galilee", and is comparable with the term "Galilee of the nations". We could bring
forward a number of authorities ancient and modern, Josephus, the Maccabees, Lightfoot
and others, with reference to this problem, but for us the strict geography of the
narrative is not so important as its significance. So that, with the obvious exception of