Numbers Topical Outline

Chapter 1
Moses takes a census 1:1-46
God makes the Levites responsible for the tabernacle. 1:47-54
Chapter 2
The camps and tribes of Israel 2:1-34
Chapter 3
The sons of Aaron (God kills Nadab and Abihu) 3:1-4
Instructions for priests 3:5-13
A census of the Levites 3:14-51
Chapter 4
Duties of the sons of Kohath 4:1-49
Chapter 5
Lepers and other "defiled" people are driven from camp 5:1-4
Sin, trespass, and recompense 5:5-10
The Law of Jealousies 5:11-31
Chapter 6
How to become a Nazarite (and what to do if you are defiled) 6:1-27
Chapter 7
Animal sacrifices when dedicating the altar 7:1-89
Chapter 8
How to light the lamps 8:1-4
God replaces firstborn Israelites with Levites 8:5-22
Early (and forced) retirement for Levites 8:23-26
Chapter 9
The Passover (and how to observe it if you've touched a dead body) 9:1-14
A cloud by day, a fire at night 9:15-23
Chapter 10
Two Silver Trumpets 10:1-10
God leads the Israelites with a cloud 10:11-36
Chapter 11
The people complain (so God burns them to death) 11:1-3
The people complain (again) about the lack of food 11:4-30
God sends them quails to eat 11:31-32
God smites the people for complaining about the quails 11:33-35
Chapter 12
Miriam and Aaron criticize Moses 12:1-8
God strikes Miriam with leprosy 12:9-16
Chapter 13
Twelve spies sent to Canaan 13:1-33
Chapter 14
The people revolt against Moses and Aaron 14:1-10
God threatens to kill everyone, but Moses talks him out of it 14:11-35
God kills the ten honest spies 14:36-45
Chapter 15
How to sacrifice animals (for a sweet savor unto the Lord) 15:1-23
What to do if you sin through ignorance 15:24-31
A man gathering sticks on the sabbath is stoned to death 15:32-36
How to put fringes on garments 15:37-41
Chapter 16
Korah's Rebellion 16:1-19
God decides to kill everyone (but Moses talks him out of it) 16:20-22
God kills Korah and his companions 16:23-33
God kills 250 incense burners 16:34-40
The people complain about God's killings 16:41-42
God decides to kill everyone (again) 16:43-45
Aaron stops God's from killing everyone by burning incense 16:46-48
God kills 14,700 in a plague 16:49-50
Chapter 17
Aaron's Magic Rod 17:1-13
Chapter 18
Instructions for priests 18:1-20
Tithes 18:21-32
Chapter 19
The Red Heifer 19:1-10
Touching dead bodies, open containers, etc. 19:11-22
Chapter 20
The people complain (again) about the lack of food and water 20:1-5
Moses smites a rock (twice) and water comes out 20:6-11
God punishes Moses and Aaron for smiting the rock twice 20:12-22
Aaron dies. (Did God kill him?) 20:23-29
Chapter 21
The Israelites make a deal with God 21:1-4
God sends snakes to bite the Israelites (for complaining) 21:5-7
God tells Moses to make a fiery serpent 21:8-9
The journey from Obath 21:10-20
The Israelites take many cities with the edge of the sword 21:21-30
God delivers Og into Moses's hands 21:31-35
Chapter 22
Balak sends for Balaam 22:1-8
God tells Balaam not to curse the Israelites 22:9-19
God tells Balam to go with the men of Moab 22:20-27
Balam and his donkey have a conversation 22:28-30
Balaam goes to Moab 22:31-41
Chapter 23
Balaam's first sacrifice and speech 23:1-10
Balaam's second sacrifice and speech 23:11-16
Balaam's third sacrifice 23:27-30
Chapter 24
Balaam's third speech 24:1-9
Balaam's fourth speech 24:10-25
Chapter 25
The Israelites commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab 25:1-3
God and Moses respond 25:4-5
Phinehas stops God's plague (by murdering an interfaith couple) 25:6-18
Chapter 26
Another census 26:1-65
Chapter 27
The daughters of Zelophehad 27:1-11
Joshua replaces Moses as leader of the Israelites 27:12-23
Chapter 28
Daily animal sacrifices 28:1-8
Sabbath sacrifices 28:9-10
Monthly sacrifices 28:11-15
Passover sacrifices 28:16-25
Sacrifices on the day of the first fruits 28:26-31
Chapter 29
Sacrifices on Trumpet Blowing Day 29:1-6
Sacrifices on Holy Convocation Days 29:7-40
Chapter 30
Vows for men 30:1-2
Vows for women 30:3-16
Chapter 31
The Midianite massacre 31:1-54
Chapter 32
The children of Gad and Reuben decide not to enter to Canaan 32:1-42
Chapter 33
The journeys of the children of Israel 33:1-49
God's instructions for conquering Canaan 33:50-56
Chapter 34
The boundaries of Israel 34:1-15
The tribal princes 34:16-29
Chapter 35
God gives the Levites the suburbs 35:1-5
Cities of Refuge 35:6-15
Murderers and Revengers of Blood 35:16-34
Chapter 36
The daughters of Zelophehad (Revisited) 36:1-13