Moses really knows how to kill a storyline doesn't he? The action starts to heat up to a boiling point with God commanding that the Midianites be smoted (feel free to use that word in Scrabble) and Moses decides that we need to go over who's in what tribe and how many there are. To be fair, God did kill off a shit load of people during the last few chapters so I guess it doesn't hurt to recount.
Does anyone want to volunteer to compare the counts? We should be able to see which tribe was naughtiest.
In Chapter 27, God grants women property rights but there are conditions.
The good news in this reading is that God tells Moses to go up the mountain and gaze upon the land that the LORD has given his chosen people. The bad news, Moses is going to die like Aaron because he displeased God. Oh well.
Joshua is picked as Moses' replacement (I think) and we're subjected to a rehashing of the burnt and non-burnt offerings.
Chapter 30 finishes up by stating that ultimately women's opinions are subject to male approval.