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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

That’s A Lot of Manna!


This tidbit comes from my Gramma Hoover.  I don’t know who did the calculations, but she gave a copy years ago.

Did you ever stop to think about how much manna it took to feed the Hebrews while they were in the wilderness for 40 years?


How Much Manna was Gathered?

One omer per day for each of two million people…

                   1 omer = 6 pints
6 pints x 2,000,000 = 12,000,000 pints per day
                               = 9,000,000 pounds per day
                               = 4,500 tons per day

Needed each day = 10 trains of 30 freight cars (each car loaded with 15 tons)

Over a million tons gathered each year – and this was continued for 40 years!


Psalms 78:22-25  Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation: Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven, And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven. Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full.

How often do we doubt God’s ability to supply our needs?  It seems like He’s more than able based on those statistics. :-)