Mattot (Matos): Vow vs. Oath
MAKING A VOW OR OATH
Read Numbers 30.
What immediately jumps out at you from reading this chapter? What seems to be the driving point that Yahweh is wanting to impress upon them? And finally, what is the original intent behind the plain black text that we can apply for today?
I think it's pretty clear that the main point He's trying to make is that making a vow or an oath is very important to Him and to our fellow man. But amazingly, a "vow" and an "oath" are two different words in the Hebrew language.