The book graphically portrays israels identity as the lords redeemed covenant people and its. For other examples i would refer you to fouts, a defense of the hyperbolic interpretation of large numbers in the old testament, along with daviss book, and foutss article in dictionary of the old testament. This is the fourth book in the pentateuch, the first five books of the bible. Just click any books name, and get a highlevel idea of what its about. The book of numbers begins with the words and the lord spake unto moses in the wilderness of sinai, in the tabernacle of the congregation, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they were come out of the land of egypt. The book of numbers new international commentary on the old testament timothy r. As it does for the rest of the pentateuch, universal jewish and christian tradition attributes the authorship of the book of numbers to moses. Exodus describes the history of the israelites leaving egypt after slavery. And the author punctuates many of these episodes with a new set of laws given to the people. Nov 30, 2012 the book of numbers niv audio holy bible high quality and best speed book 4 duration. It is called a book of moses because it contains the story of moses and the israelites when they wander throughout the wilderness before ending up at israel also known as canaan or palestine, where god. Free old testament study guides and bible class books.
Introduction to the book of numbers learn religions. Jun 22, 2016 the above is only a sampling of the problems caused by large numbers in the old testament. Then, all the levites between thirty and fifty years old. May 02, 2020 the importance of the book of numbers is indicated by its being referred to in the new testament many times. Numbers with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. The canon of the old testament, its manuscripts, editions and ancient versions are treated in the articles bible. Ashley as an amazon associate, if you use the link above, we receive a small percentage from qualifying purchases.
Moses is the central figure within the book, and in at least two instances. This summary of the book of numbers provides information about the title, author s, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of numbers. The english title is a translation of the septuagint greek title referring to the numbering of the tribes of israel in chapters 14. This summary of the book of numbers provides information about the title, author s, date of writing. After the children of israel received the laws at mount sinai, they began the journey as described in the book of exodus, and they were ready to march directly into the land of canaan. Nov, 2019 while it is a fairly short distance from egypt to israel, it took the ancient jews 40 years to get there. The hebrew name for these books is the torah, which means law. I have written a short article on this subject if you wish to study it further catholic vs. The promised land the land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land.
Learn about faith and rebellion in the book of numbers. Numbers 1 niv the census the lord spoke to moses in bible. The book of numbers was written between 1440 and 1400 b. Thank god for bringing me here today this bible project. This booklet contains 42 pages of notes on the old testament book of hosea. First century jews believed there were 22 holy books that comprised the complete number of their divine scriptures. Theyre listed in the order they show up in protestant bibles. Old testament king james version kjv free online bible. An important passage in light of the new testament is numbers 21. The book of numbers is the fourth book of the hebrew bible, and the fourth of five books of the jewish torah. Most modern versions of the bible contain 66 books, 39 in the old testament and 27 in the new testament. Originally, the number of books in the bible was 49. This series has a video for every old testament book of the bible that outlines its literary design.
An accomplished theologian and biblical scholar, nowell is a past president of the catholic biblical association and the author of numbers of the new collegeville bible commentary. The book of numbers was named after the first key word bemidbar in hebrew scripture, which appropriately means in the desert, the place where the israelites. The book of numbers the new international commentary on the. This is a wonderful aid to anyone teaching on this difficult book. In the new testament numerous allusions to incidents in the book of numbers appear. It is called a book of moses because it contains the story of moses and the israelites when they wander throughout the wilderness before ending up at israel also known as canaan or palestine, where god promised they will settle the promised land. Here you can find quick, 3minute guides to every book of the old testament. Numbers presents an account of the 38year period of israels wandering in the desert following the establishment of the covenant of sinai compare 1.
The book of numbers kjv audio holy bible high quality and best speed book 4 duration. The book of numbers is the fourth book of the law of moses, also known as the torah or pentateuch. Old testament the bible project videos we want to help you to read through the bible without getting lost or giving up. The holy spirit called special attention to numbers in 1 corinthians 10. The book of numbers in the bible is the fourth book in the old testament. In spite of the difficulties imposed by numbers on todays readers, the main point of the book is of immense importance for gods people in any age.
The book of leviticus as well as the book of numbers follow immediately after the book of exodus. A detailed study of the 12 minor prophets of the old testament. Moses is the central figure within the book, and in at least two instances numbers mentions him recording events by the lords commands numbers 33. The book of numbers seems to follow naturally after the book of leviticus in the order of the books of moses in the old testament. The first 17 books of the old testament are considered historical, because they outline the history of the hebrew people. Commentary on the book of numbers by matthew henry old. This allinone bible study workbook organizes bible stories and events in historical sequence which provides continuity and better understanding of. If the lord delights in us, then he will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land which flows with milk and honey. Aug 07, 2016 here you can find quick, 3minute guides to every book of the old testament. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. The following is a sample of problem passages in the old testament due to the size of the numbers involved. Numbers, hebrew bemidbar in the wilderness, also called the fourth book of moses, the fourth book of the bible. Genesis speaks of beginnings and is foundational to the understanding of the rest of the bible.
Book of numbers overview insight for living ministries. The english title is a translation of the septuagint greek title referring to the numbering of the tribes of israel in chapters. Nov 22, 2011 the book of numbers kjv audio holy bible high quality and best speed book 4 duration. The book of numbers niv audio holy bible high quality and best speed book 4 duration. The name of the book comes from the two censuses taken of the israelites. Numbers tyndale old testament commentaries wenham, gordon j. Then, all the men over one month old, but just from the tribe of levi.
After the children of israel received the laws at mount sinai, they began the journey as described in the book of exodus, and they were ready to. It reminds believers of the spiritual warfare in which they are engaged, for numbers is the book of the service and walk of gods people. Watch our overview video on the book of numbers, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Numbers might be a bleak account of the israelites stubbornness if it were not outweighed by gods faithfulness and protection. If a mans wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him so that another man has sexual relations with her, and this is hidden from her husband and her impurity is undetected since there is no witness against her and she has not. Numbers king james bible, old testament audio book. The book of numbers is the fourth book of the hebrew bible, and the fourth of five books of the. The old testament abbreviated ot is the first part of the christian biblical canon, which is based primarily upon the twentyfour books of the hebrew bible or tanakh, a collection of ancient religious hebrew writings by the israelites believed by most christians and religious jews to be the sacred word of god. The message of the book of numbers, is universal and timeless. While it is a fairly short distance from egypt to israel, it took the ancient jews 40 years to get there. Its a historical account but also teaches important lessons about god fulfilling his promises. Surveying some problem passages involving large numbers in the old testament foutss article on large numbers in the old testament can be found in the ivp dictionary of old testament historical books. The first 5 books in the bible are called the 5 books of moses. Summary of the book of numbers the story of the bible.
These numbers hey, thats a pretty good title for this book are gonna come in handy later. The law includes the books of genesis, exodus, leviticus, numbers, and deuteronomy. The importance of the book of numbers is indicated by its being referred to in the new testament many times. The israelites disobedience and lack of faith caused god to make them wander in the desert until all the people of that generation had diedwith a few important exceptions. Book of numbers simple english wikipedia, the free.
A literary masterpiece of the english language, the original king james bible is still in. Large numbers in the old testament bible study with randy. Numbers bible study courses the book of numbers this course is designed as an expository study of the book of numbers, taking the student through selected portions of this old testament book with cross references to other portions of scripture. The words all these things happened to them for examples refers to the sin of the israelites and gods displeasure with them. The old testament book of numbers in the desert the holy. This 1 page bible class book contains numerous charts and three color maps. The israelites disobedience and lack of faith caused god to make them wander in the desert until all the people of that generation had diedwith a.
The book of numbers gets its english name by way of the septuagint, which used the term because of the census that begins the book and the second one in chapter 26. The way the story is told sounds odd and often harsh to readers today. Numbers, therefore, is not a mere bit of ancient history but it is a complex story of unfaithfulness, rebellion, apostasy, and frustration, set against a background of gods faithfulness, presence, provision, and forbearance william lasor, david hubbard and frederic bush, old testament survey, p. Book of numbers simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.747 742 298 181 1534 1314 702 696 826 1085 803 865 762 1074 1145 1030 299 105 180 924 934 640 1067 1252 113 1161 751 1042 1230 339 1257 559 408