Courtesy of the Studio in Old Jaffa, Israel
So Moses sets up a test: If the Lord accepts incense offered by Korah and his men, then they will be considered the holiest ones. But when the men set out their incense pans, they are swallowed by the earth (top center). Korah’s name (pronounced KORR-akh, with an aspirated h), in large Hebrew and English letters, frames related biblical passages, beginning with Numbers 16:32, 35: “And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up ” In this way, the Israelites learn that only Aaron and the other Levites may offer incense to God, as depicted in the narrow strip near the bottom of the page. At bottom center appears Aaron’s flowering rod, which distinguishes him among all the Israelite tribal leaders.