The writer for the bible book of Numbers was Moses, it was written in the Wilderness near the plains of Moab and it writing was completed 1473 B.C.E. The total time covered was 1512- 1473 B.C.E. The events of the Israelite’s ‘ wilderness trek have been recorded in the bible for our benefits today . As the apostle said:” Now these things became our examples, for us not to be persons desiring injurious things”. ( 1 Corinthians 10:6)
The vivid record in Numbers impresses upon that survival depends on sanctifying Jehovah’s name, obeying him under all circumstances, and showing respects for his representatives. His favor does not come because of any goodness or merit in his people but out of his great mercy an undeserved kindness.
The name Numbers has reference to the Numbering of the people that took place first at mount Sinai and later on the plains of Moab, as recorded in chapters 1-4 and 26. This names has been carried over from the title Numeri in the Latin Vulgate and derived from A.rith.moi’ in the Greek Septuagints.
However, the Jews more fittingly call the book Bemidh.bar’, which means ” In the Wilderness.” The Hebrew word midh.bar’ indicates an open place, empty of cities and towns. it was in the wilderness to south of Numbers took place.
Numbers was evidently part of the original five fold volume that included the books from Genesis to Deuteronomy. It first verse opens with the conjunction “and,” tying it in what went before . Thus, it must have been written by Moses, he was the writer of the proceeding records. This is also clear recording ,” and by the colophon, ” These are the commandments and judicial decisions that Jehovah commanded by means of Moses.” – Num.33:2, 36:1.
The Israelite’s had departed from Egypt a little more than a year previously. Taking up the account in the second month of the second year after the Exodus, numbers covers the next 38 years and nine months, form 1512 to 1473 B.C.E ( Num. 1:1; Deut. 1:3) Though not fitting into this time period , the events related at Numbers 7:1 -88 and 9:1-15 are included as background information. The earlier portions of the book were no doubt written as the events occurred, but it is evident that Moses could not have completed Numbers until toward the end of the 40th year in the Wilderness, early in the calendar year 1473 B.C.E .
Even the fearful report of the spies when they returned from their expedition into Canaan, to the effect that ” the fortified cities are very great,” is borne out by archaeology. (13:28) Nation of the world are prone to Whitewash their failure and magnify their conquests, but with an honesty that bespeaks historical truth, the Numbers account tells that Israel was routed by the Amalekites and by the Canaanites. (14:11).
This bible account is the part of the scriptures which other bible writers referred their writing from the context of this scriptures.
Answer 20 Food for taught questions from the Chapters of the Bible book of Numbers?