The Book Of Numbers
"Outlines"

Jensen, Irving L., "Numbers, Journey to God's Rest-Land," Everyman's Bible Commentary, Moody Press, Chicago, 1964

The Book of Numbers

  1. Preparation for the Journey (1:1-10:10)
    1. Order and Organization (1:1-4:49)
      1. Order of Inventory (1:1-54)
      2. Order of Encampment (2:1-34)
      3. Order of Ministry (3:1-4:49)
    2. Cleansing, Consecration and Final Instructions (5:1-10:10)
      1. Put Out the Unclean (5:1-4)
      2. Judge the Guilty (5:5-31)
      3. Separate Yourselves (6:1-27)
      4. Offer Gifts (7:1-88)
      5. Transition (7:89-8:4)
      6. Cleanse the Levites (8:5-26)
      7. Keep the Passover (9:1-13)
      8. Follow Your Leaders (9:15-10:10)
  2. The Journey (10:11-22:1)
    1. Sinai to Kadesh -- Unbelief (10:11-14:45)
      1. A Good Start (10:11-36)
      2. First Casualties (11:1-35)
      3. Rebellion of Two Leaders (12:1-15)
      4. Reconnaissance and Report (12:16-13:33)
      5. People's Decision and God's Judgment (14:1-45)
    2. Desert Wanderings -- Divine Chastening (15:1-19:22)
      1. God's Legislation Reaffirmed (15:1-41)
      2. God's Leaders Challenged (16:1-50)
      3. God's High Priest Vindicated (17:1-13)
      4. God's People Offered Cleansing for Mass Defilement (19:1-22)
    3. Kadesh to Moab -- A New Generation and a New Start (20:1-22:1)
      1. First Signs of Retiring Leadership (20:1-29)
      2. Successful Advances to the Plains of Moab (21:1-22:1)
  3. At The Gate To The Land (22:2-25:18)
    1. Problems (22:2-25:18)
      1. Opposition from Without (22:2-24:25)
      2. Opposition from Within (25:1-18)
    2. Preparation (26:1-30:16)
      1. New Census Taken -- Organization (26:1-27:11)
      2. New Leader Identified -- Leadership (27:12-23)
      3. Law of God Finalized -- Spiritual Life (28:1-30:16)
    3. Recapitulation (33:1-49)
    4. Anticipation (33:50-36:13)
      1. The Task at Hand (33:50-56)
      2. Allotment of the Land (34:1-36:13)

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