The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, , at sacred-texts.com
That is, April.
(See Scofield) - (Num 20:8).
speak ye unto the rock before their eyes
See (Exo 17:5).
(See Scofield) - (Exo 17:5).
The rock (Christ) (Co1 10:4) once smitten, needs not to be smitten (crucified) again. Moses' act exalted himself (Num 20:10) and implied (in type) that the one sacrifice was ineffectual, thus denying the eternal efficacy of the blood; (Heb 9:25); (Heb 9:26); (Heb 10:3); (Heb 10:11); (Heb 10:12). The abundant water (grace reaching the need of the people, despite the error of their leader) tells of refreshing and power through the Spirit.
(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).
The death of Aaron marks the end of the wanderings. Henceforth, Israel marches or halts, but does not wander.
(See Scofield) - (Num 15:1).