4th book of the Bible. Between Leviticus & Deuteronomy
Date of Writing:
Between 1440 and 1400 B.C.. The exact date of writing is not known.
The Author Of This Book:
Many Christian and Jewish scholars believe that the book of Numbers was authored by Moses. although no concrete proof is available.
The book of Numbers can be summarized with these to statements God is faithful to His people, but disobedience is always punished. It is part of a collection of the first five books of the Bible referred to as the Pentateuch.
The first 25 chapters of the book record the experiences of the first generation of Israel in the wilderness, while the rest of the book describes the experiences of the second generation.
The Book of Numbers (from Greek Ἀριθμοί, Arithmoi; Hebrew: במדבר, Bəmidbar, “In the desert [of]”) is the fourth book of the Hebrew Bible, and the fourth of five books of the Jewish Torah.
Numbers 6:24-26,Numbers 12:6-8, Numbers 14:22-23 ,Numbers 14:30-34
Notable Events In This Book:
- Census of the whole Israelite Community
- The Levites are claimed by God to be priests in Israel
- Wandering in the wilderness, from Mount Sinai to Moab
- Miriam is plagued with leprosy
- Celebration of the Passover
Key people in this book are:
Moses, Aaron, Miriam, Korah, Dothan, Abiram People of Israel, The tribe of Levi, Eleazar, Twelve spies, Joshua, Caleb
Notable places are:
The Wilderness, Mount Sinai, The Plain of Moab. Canaan
Jesus Can Be Seen:
The offering of the red heifer symbolizes salvation through Jesus’ offering of himself. – Numbers 19
Jesus himself pointed to the bronze serpent and said, “So the Son of Man must be lifted up” Numbers 21:1-9, John 3:14
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