Popluation Change in the Wilderness

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In the second year in the wilderness Moshe was commanded to take a census of the Jewish people. In the last year of the wilderness Moshe was commanded take another census. Below are the results of the first and second censuses for each tribe. (Bamidbar 1:20–43, 5-51)

First Census Second Census
Ruvain 46,500 43,730
Shimon 59,300 22,200
Gad 45,650 40,500
Yehudah 74,600 76,500
Yissachar 54,400 64,300
Zevulun 57,400 60,500
Ephraim 40,500 32,500
Menashah 32,200 52,700
Binyamin 35,400 45,600
Dan 62,700 64,400
Asher 41,500 53,400
Naphtali 53,400 45,400

 

Which tribe had the highest rate of change? What was the rate change?

Which tribe had the lowest rate of change? What was the rate of change?

What was the rate of change for Binyamin?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Census Second Census Difference Rate of Change
Ruvain 46,500 43,730 2,770 6%
Shimon 59,300 22,200 37,100 63%
Gad 45,650 40,500 5,150 11%
Yehudah 74,600 76,500 -1,900 -3%
Yissachar 54,400 64,300 -9,900 -18%
Zevulun 57,400 60,500 -3,100 -5%
Ephraim 40,500 32,500 8,000 20%
Menashah 32,200 52,700 -20,500 -64%
Binyamin 35,400 45,600 -10,200 -29%
Dan 62,700 64,400 -1,700 -3%
Asher 41,500 53,400 -11,900 -29%
Naphtali 53,400 45,400 8,000 15%

 

Which tribe had the highest rate of change? What was the rate change?

Menashah 32,200 52,700 -20,500 -64%

 

Which tribe had the lowest rate of change? What was the rate of change?

It was a tie between

Yehudah 74,600 76,500 -1,900 -3%
Dan 62,700 64,400 -1,700 -3%

 

What was the rate of change for Binyamin?

Binyamin 35,400 45,600 -10,200 -29%

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