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In the Bible the Book of Numbers is the 4th book. It is also labeled in the desert. The book has a long and complex history. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors find the Book of Numbers to be interesting. The final form is possibly due to priestly redaction of other sources made sometime in the early Persian period. The name of the book comes from two censuses taken by the Israelites.
The book of numbers begins at Sinai where the Israelites received the laws and covenants from God and God took up residence among them in the sanctuary. The task Before the Israelites is to take possession of the promised land. Before the journey, the people are counted in preparations are made for resuming their March. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors find the Book of Numbers to be interesting. The Israelites begin the journey, but they complain of the hardships along the way. They also complain about the authority of Moses and Aaron. Because of these actions, God destroys approximately 15,000 of them through various means. They arrive at the border of Canaan and send spies into the land. Once the spies return and give their report concerning the conditions in Canaan the Israelites refuse to take possession of the Promised Land. God condemns them to death in the wilderness until a new generation can grow up and carry out the task. The book ends with the new generation of Israelites in the Plain of Moab ready for the crossing of the Jordan River.
Most commentators divide numbers into three sections which are based on locations Mt. Sinai, Kadesh Barnea, and the Plains of Moab. The staff at find the Book of Numbers to be interesting. An alternative is to see it as a structured around the two generations of those condemned to die in the wilderness and the new generation who will entered Canaan. This makes a theological distinction between the disobedience of the first generation and the obedience of the second generation.
While in the wilderness of Sinai God orders Moses to number those able to bear arms. He is to select from the men from 20 years old and upwards and to appoint Princes over each tribe. There is a total of 603,550 Israelites that are found to be fit for military service. The staff at find the Book of Numbers to be interesting. The tribe of Levi is exempted from military service and therefore not included in the census. Moses consecrates the Levites for the service of the tabernacle in the place of the first-born sons who had performed that service up until that time. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors find the Book of Numbers to be interesting. The Levites are divided into three families the Gershonites, the Kohathities and the Merarites, each under a different chief. The Kohathites were headed by Eleazer, son of Aaron, while the Gershonites and Merarites were headed by Aaronís other son, Ithamar. At this time preparations are made for resuming the March to the promised land. There are many ordinances laws decreed at this time.
The Israelites set out for them promised land from Sinai. The people complaint against God and were punished by fire Moses complaints of their stubbornness in his order to choose seventy elders to help him in the government of the people. The staff at find the Book of Numbers to be interesting. Miriam and Aaron insult Moses at Hazeroth. This angers God. Marian is punished with leprosy and it shut out of the camp for seven days. At the end of which the Israelites proceed to the Desert of Paran on the border of Canaan. Moses soon out 12 spies into Canaan and they are ordered to report back to him. Joshua and Caleb, two of the spyís reports that the land is abundant and his flowing with milk and honey, but the others pass say that is had not happened if its Giants and the Israelites refused to enter their land. It is decreed that the Israelites will be punished for their loss of faith by having to wander in the wilderness for 40 years period
Moses is then ordered by God to cover the altar with fights. The children of Israelite complain against Moses and Aaron on account of the destruction of Korahís men and are stricken with the plague, with 14,700 perishing. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors find the Book of Numbers to be interesting. Aaron and his family are declared by God to be responsible for any iniquity committed in connection with the sanctuary. The Levites are again appointed to help in the keeping of the Tabernacle. The Levites are then ordered to surrender to the priests a part of the tithes taken to them.
While at Kadesh Barnea, Miriam dies and the Israelites set out for Moab, on Canaanís western border. The Israelites blame Moses for the lack of water. Moses is ordered by God to speak to a rock but initially disobeys and is punished by the announcement that he shall not enter Canaan. The king of Edom refuses permission to pass through his land so the Israelites go around it. Aaron dies on Mount Hor. The Israelites are bitten by Fiery flying serpents for speaking up against God and Moses. A brazen serpent is made to ward off these serpents.
Finally, the Israelites arrive on the plains of Moab. A new census states the number of males from the ages of twenty and up is 601,730 and the number of the Levites from age of one month and up is 23,000. The land will be divided by lot. The staff at Sugar Land Chiropractors find the Book of Numbers to be interesting. The daughters of Zelophehad who have no sons are ordered to share in the allotment. Moses is ordered to appoint Joshua as his successor. Moses recalls the stations at which the Israelites halted during their forty yearsí wanderings. He instructs the Israelites to exterminate the Canaanites and destroy their idols. The boundaries of the land are decided. The land is to be divided under the supervision of Eleazar, Joshua and twelve princes, one from each tribe.