Numbers (Numbers, #1) by Rachel Ward
Overview of the Book of Numbers
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Purpose: To call the second generation of the exodus to serve God as his holy army in the conquest of the promised land by avoiding the failures of the past and by remaining faithful to God's directives. Date: c. Key Truths: God fully prepared his people to serve him and to succeed in the conquest of the Promised Land. The members of the first generation failed to succeed because they were ungrateful for the grace God had shown them and feared the power of the Canaanites. God raised up another generation for the conquest of the promised land, but they also had to remain faithful to the Lord in order to succeed. Author: Like the rest of the Pentateuch, Numbers was written by Moses, although a few portions may have been added at later times.
On their way to the promised land, the people of Israel grumble, complain, and rebel Num. As they move out from Sinai, the people quickly begin complaining. In fact, the book of Numbers is organized around seven stories of grumbling and complaining. They complain about hardship Num. Each of these mishaps are met with a judgment from God. Jealous criticism of Moses resulted in a weeks worth of leprosy for Miriam Refusing to enter the land brought forty years of wandering in the wilderness
Numbers begins at Mount Sinai , where the Israelites have received their laws and covenant from God and God has taken up residence among them in the sanctuary. The people are counted and preparations are made for resuming their march.
The book of numbers is largely Narrative History as far as its genre. It was written by Moses about B. The purpose of the book of Numbers is to tell about how Israel prepared to enter the promise land, but sinned and was punished. It describes Moses taking two population censuses, hence the name Numbers. Moses begins by taking a census of all the tribes, primarily to see how many men are available and in shape for military service.