Book of Numbers Synopsis: Statistics And Summary of Main Topics.

Book of Numbers Chapter by Chapter Summary.




DATE WRITTEN: 1450 – 1410 BC



Census Of Israel, God’s covenant, The continuation and preservation of God’s people. 


Moses, Miriam, Aaron, God, Korah, Balaak, Balaam, and Joshua


Numbers 6:24-26, “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

Numbers 12:6-8, “When a prophet of the LORD is among you, I reveal myself to him in visions, I speak to him in dreams. But this is not true of my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my house. With him I speak face to face, clearly and not in riddles; he sees the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?”

Numbers 14:30-34, “Not one of you will enter the land I swore with uplifted hand to make your home, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun. As for your children that you said would be taken as plunder, I will bring them in to enjoy the land you have rejected. But you — your bodies will fall in this desert. Your children will be shepherds here for forty years, suffering for your unfaithfulness, until the last of your bodies lies in the desert. For forty years — one year for each of the forty days you explored the land — you will suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you.'”


Numbers is the 4th book of the Pentateuch. Most of the events of the Book of Numbers take place in the wilderness, between the second and fortieth years of the wandering of the Israelites. Numbers is a historical book, whose name refers to the two censuses which were taken to number the people. The first census of all of the Israelites men over twenty years old was taken to account for army two years after they had left Egypt, with the total being 603,550, excluding the Levites 22,273 who were assigned to take care of the Tabernacle. The book primarily tells of the rebellion of the Israelites in the desert where they wandered after the Exodus from their slavery in Egypt. Because of this rebellion, only 2 men of the adults leaving Egypt were to enter into the land of Canaan promised to Abraham in Genesis. Those two were Caleb and Joshu all the rest died in the desert. The book covers a 38 year period.


Chapter# 1 – God asks Moses to number tribes of children of Israel for registration for the army. The Levites exempted from the army and put in charge of tabernacle
Chapter# 2 – Numbers and arrangements of the tribes’ tents around the tabernacle.
Chapter# 3 – Aaron descendants chosen to minister. Redemption of the firstborn
Chapter# 4 – Instructions given to Levites different families and the relocation of the tabernacle
Chapter# 5 – Law for lepers & unclean. Confession and compensation. Water test for suspected adultery.
Chapter# 6 – God tells Moses Vow of Naziriteship, offerings & forbidden actions; priestly blessing.
Chapter# 7 – Inauguration offerings by the leader of each tribe of Israel. A grain offering, a burnt offering, a sin offering and peace offerings. God speaks to Moses
Chapter# 8 – Aaron lights the seven Candle lamps. Levites cleansed and begin to serve. Age restrictions for services.
Chapter# 9 – Passover & strangers. In the first month of the 2nd year the Israelites kept the Passover. Coud by day &