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The Camp: Judah to the East
2:1 God spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:
2:2 The Israelites shall camp with each person near the banner having his paternal family's insignia. They shall camp at a specified distance around the Communion Tent.
2:3 Camping to the east (the direction of sunrise) shall be the divisions under the banner of Judah.

The leader of Judah's descendants was Nachshon son of Aminadav.

2:4 The tally of his division was 74,600.
2:5 Camping near him shall be the tribe of Issachar, and the leader of Issachar's descendants was Nethanel son of Tzuar.
2:6 The tally of his division was 54,400.
2:7 [With them shall be ] the tribe of Zebulun, and the leader of Zebulun's descendants was Eliav son of Chelon.
2:8 The tally of his division was 57,400.
2:9 The entire tally for the divisions in Judah's camp was thus 186,400.

On the march, they shall go first.


Reuben to the South
2:10 The divisions under the banner of Reuben's camp shall be to the south.

The leader of Reuben's descendants was Elitzur son of Shedey-ur.

2:11 The tally of his division was 46,500.
2:12 Camping near him shall be the tribe of Simeon, and the leader of Simeon's descendants was Shelumiel son of Tzuri-shaddai.
2:13 The tally of his division was 59,300.
2:14 [With them shall be] the tribe of Gad, and the leader of Gad's descendants was Elyassaf son of Reuel.
2:15 The count of his division was 45,650.
2:16 The entire tally for the divisions in Reuben's camp was thus 151,450.

On the march, they shall go second.


The Tabernacle on the March
2:17 On the march, the Communion Tent [and] the camp of the Levites shall then proceed. [They] shall be in the middle of the [other] camps.

[The people] shall travel in the same manner as they camp. Each person shall be in his place, according to each one's banner.


Ephraim to the West
2:18 The divisions under the banner of Ephraim's camp shall be to the west.

The leader of Ephraim's descendants was Elishama son of Amihud.

2:19 The tally for his division was 40,500.
2:20 Near him shall be the tribe of Manasseh, and the leader of Manasseh's descendants was Gamliel son of Padah-tzur.
2:21 The tally for his division was 32,200.
2:22 [With them shall be] the tribe of Benjamin, and the leader of Benjamin's descendants was Avidan son of Gid'oni.
2:23 The tally for his division was 35,400.
2:24 The entire count for the divisions of Ephraim's camp was thus 108,100.

On the march, they shall go third.


Dan to the North
2:25 The divisions under the banner of Dan's camp shall be to the north.

The leader of Dan's descendants was Achiezer son of Ami-shaddai.

2:26 The tally of his division was 62,700.
2:27 Camping near him shall be the tribe of Asher, and the leader of Asher's descendants was Pag'iel son of Akhron.
2:28 The tally for his division was 41,500.
2:29 [With them shall be] the tribe of Naphtali, and the leader of Naphtali's descendants was Achira son of Eynan.
2:30 The tally for his division was 53,400.
2:31 The entire tally for Dan's camp was thus 157,600.

On the march, they shall be the last of the banners.


The Camp as a Whole
2:32 These then are the tallies of the Israelites according to their paternal families. The tally for all the camps in all divisions was 603,500.
2:33 The Levites were not registered among the [rest of the] Israelites, as God had commanded Moses.
2:34 The Israelites did all that God had commanded Moses. They camped under their banners in the prescribed manner, and each person traveled in a similar manner with his family, according to his paternal line.



Commentary:

specified distance
  2000 cubits (3000 feet or approximately 7/16 mile); see Numbers 35:5; Joshua 3:4 (Tanchuma 9; Rashi). Neged in Hebrew (cf. Ibn Ezra). Or, 'near each other' (Septuagint).

Reuel
  This is D'euel, see Numbers 1:14.





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