American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Numbers, the Book of
So called because the first three chapters contain the numbering of the Hebrews and Levites, which was performed separately, after the erection and consecration of he tabernacle. The rest of the book contains an account of the breaking up of the Israelites from Sinai, and their subsequent wanderings in the desert, until their arrival on the borders of Moab. It was written by Moses, B. C. 1451, and is the fourth book of the Pentateuch. See EXODUS .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Numbers, the Book of'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/n/numbers-the-book-of.html. 1859.