An outline of the Book of Numbers
Hebrew Name - Bemidhbar "in the wilderness"
Greek Name - Numbers "numberings"
Author - Moses
Date - From 1490-1451 BC Approximately
Theme - The Journey to the Promised Land
Types and Shadows - In Numbers Jesus is the Pillar of Cloud by Day and the
Pillar of Fire by Night
1:1-1:54 The First Census of Israel 2:1-2:34 The Order of Encampment and Marching 3:1-3:4 The Sons of Aaron 3:5-3:13 The Duties of the Levites 3:14-3:39 A Census of the Levites 3:40-3:51 The Redemption of the Firstborn 4:1-4:20 The Kohathites 4:21-4:33 The Gershonites and Merarites 4:34-4:49 Census of the Levites 5:1-5:4 Unclean Persons 5:5-5:10 Confession and Restitution 5:11-5:31 Concerning an Unfaithful Wife 6:1-6:21 The Nazirites 6:22-6:27 The Priestly Benediction 7:1-7:89 Offerings of the Leaders 8:1-8:4 The Seven Lamps 8:5-8:26 Consecration and Service of the Levites 9:1-9:14 The Passover at Sinai 9:15-9:23 The Cloud and the Fire 10:1-10:10 The Silver Trumpets 10:11-10:36 Departure from Sinai 11:1-11:15 Complaining in the Desert 11:16-11:30 The Seventy Elders 11:31-11:34 The Quails 12:1-12:16 Aaron and Miriam Jealous of Moses 13:1-13:33 Spies Sent into Canaan 14:1-14:12 The People Rebel 14:13-14:25 Moses Intercedes for the People 14:26-14:45 An Attempted Invasion is Repulsed 15:1-15:31 Various Offerings 15:32-15:36 Penalty for Violating the Sabbath 15:27-15:41 Fringes on Garments 16:1-16:50 Revolt of Korah, Dathan, and Abram 17:1-17:13 The Building of Aaron's Rod 18:1-18:7 Responsibility of Priests and Levitess 18:8-18:32 The Priests' Portion 19:1-19:22 Ceremony of the Red Heifer 20:1-20:13 The Waters of Meribah 20:14-20:21 Passage through Edom Refused 20:22-20:29 The Death of Aaron 21:1-21:9 The Bronze Serpent 21:10-21:20 The Journey to Moab 21:21-21:32 King Sihon Defeated 21:33-21:35 King Og Defeated 22:1-22:21 Balak Summons Balaam to Curse Israel 22:22-22:40 Balaam, the Donkey, and the Angel 22:41-23:12 Balaam's First Oracle 23:13-23:30 Balaam's Second Oracle 24:1-24:14 Balaam's Third Oracle 24:15-24:25 Balaam's Fourth Oracle 25:1-25:18 Worship of Baal of Peor 26:1-26:65 A Census of the New Generation 27:1-27:11 The Daughters of Zelophehad 27:12-27:23 Joshua Appointed Moses' Successor 28:1-28:8 Daily Offerings 28:9-28:10 Sabbath Offerings 28:11-28:15 Monthly Offerings 28:16-28:25 Offerings at Passover 28:26-28:31 Offerings at the Festival of Weeks 29:1-29:6 Offerings at the Festival of Trumpets 29:7-29:11 Offerings on the Day of Atonement 29:12-29:40 Offerings at the Festival of Booths 30:1-30:16 Vows Made by Women 31:1-31:12 War against Midiam 31:13-31:24 Return from the War 31:25-31:54 Disposition of Captives and Booty 32:1-32:42 Conquest and Division of Transjordan 33:1-33:56 The Stages of Israel's Journey from Egypt 34:1-34:15 The Boundaries of the Land 34:16-34:29 Tribal Leaders 35:1-35:8 Cities for the Levites 35:9-35:34 Cities of Refuge 36:1-36:13 Marriage of Female Heirs