# Counting Jews

In the desert Moshe counted the Jewish people. The Torah give us the following totals for the adult men over 20 for each of the tribes (except for Levi). (Bamidbar 1:20-47)

Reuben               46,500

Simeon                59,300

Judah                   74,600

Issachar              54,400

Zebulun              57,400

Ephraim              40,500

Manasseh           32,200

Benjamin            35,400

Dan                      62,700

Asher                   41,500

Naphtali              53,400

What is the total number of the Jews?

Total 603,550 Jewish men over 20 from the 12 tribes (not including Levi)

[Same Information as a subtraction question]

In the desert Moshe counted the Jewish people. The Torah give us the following totals for the adult men over 20 for each of the tribes (except for Levi). (Bamidbar 1:20-47)

Here are the numbers from all the tribes except Judah:

Reuben               46,500

Simeon                59,300

Issachar              54,400

Zebulun              57,400

Ephraim              40,500

Manasseh           32,200

Benjamin            35,400

Dan                      62,700

Asher                   41,500

Naphtali              53,400

The total number (including Judah) was 603,550. How many were in Judah?

Total of 11 of the 12 tribes = 528,950

603,550 – 528,950 = 74,600

The total for the tribe of Judah was 74,600

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