Isaiah 4 Numbers
And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle,
namely, the tent of the testimony: and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it
were the appearance of fire, until the morning. So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day,
and the appearance of fire by night.
And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her
assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon
all the glory shall be a defence. And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in
the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.
The glory covering God's Tabernacle forms a very strong thematic link between Isaiah 4 and the fourth Book,
Numbers. There is, in fact, a KeyLink based on the set ("Fire by night", Cloud, Day, Lord) [Verify] :
|KeyLink: Cloud and Fire Covers God's Tabernacle|
This is not a very strong KeyLink because similar language also appears in the last verses of
records the Tabernacle's construction. But regardless of the uniqueness of the link,
it does form a very striking thematic link, especially in light of
the fact that Isaiah 4 consists of a mere six verses, yet in these six verse God
found plenty of room to reiterate the light and cloud that led the Children of Israel
through the wilderness for forty years, the fundametal theme of Numbers.
The divine design also manifests in the appearance of blood, which makes its Biblical debut in
Genesis 4, as discussed at length in
Isaiah 4: Blood Stains