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Summary of Numbers

Date: 5th Century B.C.E. (Final composition)

Description: The fourth book of the Torah, Numbers, recounts memorable events of the Israelite
wanderings from Sinai, God's mountain, to the plains of Moab, just opposite the promised
land. Thus, Numbers continues the story begun in Exodus and continued in Leviticus of
the escape from Egyptian servitude, the desert journey to Mount Sinai, the revelation at
Sinai and giving of the law, and the building of the Tabernacle with instruction on its operĀ­

Brettler, Marc Zvi The Jewish Study Bible, The Jewish Publication Society, 1999

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