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The Book of Numbers 0001 - Lesson 1

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Introduction

  1. AUTHOR - MOSES
    1. Mentioned by Name (234 times)
    2. Other Evidences
      1. God commanded Moses to write a book (Exodus 17:14; Exodus 34:27).
      2. Moses did write a book (Exodus 24:5-7; Numbers 33:2; Deuteronomy 31:9).
      3. He called his book
        1. The book of the covenant (Exodus 24:7)
        2. The book of this law (Deuteronomy 28:61)
        3. This book of the law (Deuteronomy 30:10; Deuteronomy 31:24-26)
      4. God recognized the book of the law as being written by Moses and commanded it to be the authority for Joshua (Joshua 1:1-8).
      5. Joshua commanded all Israel to obey the book of the law of Moses (Joshua 23:6).
      6. Prophets refer to it as God’s law written by Moses (Daniel 9:11; Malachi 4:4).
      7. Ezra and Nehemiah both ascribe the book of the law to Moses (Ezra 3:2; Nehemiah 1:7-9).
      8. Christ ascribed the law to Moses (Luke 24:27,44; Mark 12:26).
      9. The apostles ascribed the law to Moses (Acts 13:39; Acts 15:1,5,21).
  2. BREAKDOWN OF THE BOOK
    1. Chapters (36)
    2. Verses (1288)
    3. Words (32,902)
    4. Key Words
      1. Land (115 times)
      2. Offer and various forms of the word (248 times)
      3. Separate and separation (25 times)
      4. Serve, serveth and service (51 times)
      5. Holy (29 times)
      6. Purify, purified (8 times)
      7. Gather and various forms of the word (30 times)
      8. Journey, sojourner and various other forms (41 times)
      9. Against (70 times)
      10. Forward (18 times)
      11. Remember, memorial (9 times)
    5. Key Phrases
      1. The Lord spake (55 times)
      2. This side Jordan (5 times)
    6. Theme
      1. Genesis gives the story of the creation and fall of man.  Genesis ends with a dead man in a coffin in Egypt.  Typical of us being dead in trespasses and sins.
      2. Exodus is the story of the redemption of God’s people due to their faith in the shed blood of a Passover lamb.  Typical of our redemption through the shed blood of Jesus Christ our Passover lamb.
      3. Leviticus is a book of instruction.  We find out much about the sacrifices required by God to maintain a right relationship with Him.
      4. Numbers is a book that deals with the walk of the Israelites in the wilderness.  We learn that we are dealing with things on “this side Jordan”.  It is a book that deals with our walk with God and His providential care for us.
Andrew Ray

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 27:25

The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.