Rebellion

Rebellion

ONCE MORE the twelve tribes trekked back into the wilderness, away from the land they had rejected. They were in a mood to complain. Before long a conspiracy developed. The layout of the camp set the tents of the tribe of Reuben near to Levi, for Reuben and Levi were brothers (Genesis 35:23). The ringleader of the mutiny was Korah from the tribe of Levi, a cousin of Moses. With him were Dathan, Abiram and On, three brothers from the nearby tribe of Reuben. They assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron and said to them, “You have gone too far! For all in the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the Lord?” (Numbers 16:3). Korah claimed the right to share the role with Moses and Aaron of leading the people. We