Parallels between Shemot and Bamidbar

Shemot 18:1

Advice from Mosheh’ father-in-law

Advice from Mosheh’ father-in-law

Bamidbar 10:29

Shemot 15:22

Three-day journey to Sinai

Three-day journey from Sinai

Bamidbar 10:33

Shemot 15:22–26

Complaint about water

Unspecified complaint

Bamidbar 11:1–3

Shemot 16

Manna and quail

Manna and quail

Bamidbar 11:4–15, 31–35

Shemot 18

Leaders appointed to assist Mosheh

Leaders appointed to assist Mosheh

Bamidbar 11:16–30

Shemot 15:20–21

Miriam’s song of praise

Miriam and Aharon rebel

Bamidbar 12

Shemot 17:8–16

Yisrael defeats Amalek (עמלק)

Yisrael defeated by Amalek (עמלק)

Bamidbar 14:39–45

Shemot 17:1–7

Water from rock

Water from rock

Bamidbar 20:1–13

Shemot 32:6

People sacrifice to other gods

People sacrifice to other gods

Bamidbar 25:2

Shemot 32:27

Killing of apostates demanded

Killing of apostates demanded

Bamidbar 25:5

Shemot 32:28–29

Levites’ status enhanced

Levites’ (Phinehas’s) status enhanced

Bamidbar 25:6–13

Shemot 32:35

Plague on the people

Plague on the people

Bamidbar 25:9