0 Numbers Topical Outline

And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel. 25:4

Trivia: According to Numbers 23:24, "the people shall rise up as a great lion" and then do what?

The Fourth Book of Moses, called Numbers

1 Moses takes a census (1-54)

2 The camps and tribes of Israel (1-34)

3 God kills Aaron's sons, Nadab and Abihu (1-4)

     Instructions for priests (5-13)

     A census of the Levites (14-51)

4 Duties of the sons of Kohath (1-49)

5 Lepers and other defiled; people are driven from camp (1-4 )

    Sin, trespass, and recompense (5-10)

    The law of jealousies (11-31)

6 How to become a Nazarite (and what to do if you are defiled) (1-21)

     The priestly blessing (22-27)

7 Animal sacrifices when dedicating the altar (1-89)

8 How to light the lamps (1-4)

     God replaces firstborn Israelites with Levites (5-22)

     Early (and forced) retirement for Levites (23-26)

9 The Passover (1-5)

    Unclean Passover (6-14)

    A cloud by day, a fire at night (15-23)

10 Two silver trumpets (1-10)

     The cloud of the Lord (11-36)

11 The people complain (so God burns them to death) (1-3)

    The people complain (again) about the lack of food (4-23)

    Eldad and Medad (24-30)

    God sends them quails to eat (31-32)

    God smites the people for complaining about the quails (33-35)

12 Miriam and Aaron criticize Moses (1-8)

    God strikes Miriam with leprosy (9-16)

13 Twelve spies sent to Canaan (1-22)

    A land of giants! (23-33)

14 The people revolt against Moses and Aaron (1-10)

    God threatens to kill everyone (11-35)

    Moses talks him out of it (again) (11-35)

    God decides to kill them later (11-35)

    God kills the ten honest spies (36-39)

    The Amalekites and Canaanites smite the Israelites (40-45)

15 A sweet savor unto the Lord (1-23)

     What to do if you sin through ignorance (24-31)

     A man gathering sticks on the sabbath is stoned to death (32-36)

     How to put fringes on garments (37-41)

16 Korah's Rebellion (1-19)

    God decides to kill everyone (but Moses talks him out of it) (20-22)

    God kills Korah and his companions (23-33)

    God kills 250 incense burners (34-40)

    The people complain about God's killings (41-42)

    God decides to kill everyone (again) (43-45)

    Aaron stops God's from killing everyone by burning incense (46-48)

    God kills 14,700 in a plague (49-50)

17 Aaron's Magic Rod (1-13)

18 Instructions for priests (1-13)

     How to redeem your firstborn sons (14-20)

     Tithes (21-32)

19 The Red Heifer (1-10)

     Touching dead bodies, open containers, etc. (11-22)

20 Miriam dies (1)

    The people complain (again) about the lack of food and water (2-5)

    Moses smites a rock (twice) and water comes out (6-11)

    God punishes Moses and Aaron for smiting the rock twice (12-22)

    The king of Edom refuses to let the Israelites pass through his land (14-22)

    Aaron dies naked (23-29)

21 The Israelites make a deal with God (Deliver the Canaanites to us and we will kill them all) (1-4)

    God sends snakes to bite the Israelites (for complaining) (5-7)

    God tells Moses to make a fiery serpent (8-9)

    The journey from Obath (10-20)

    The Israelites take many cities with the edge of the sword (21-30)

    God delivers Og into Moses's hands (31-35)

22 Balak sends for Balaam (1-8)

     God tells Balaam not to curse the Israelites (9-19)

     God tells Balaam to go with the men of Moab (20-27)

     Balaam and his donkey have a conversation (28-30)

     Balaam goes to Moab (31-41)

23 Balaam's first sacrifice and speech (1-10)

    Balaam's second sacrifice and speech (11-26)

    Balaam's third sacrifice (27-30))

24 Balaam's third speech (1-9)

     Balaam's fourth speech (10-25)

25 The Israelites commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab (1-3)

     God and Moses respond (by hanging up heads and forcing the people to kill each other) (4-5)

     Phinehas stops God's plague (by murdering an interfaith couple) (6-15)

    Vex the Midianites and smite them (16-18)

26 Another census (1-65 )

27 The daughters of Zelophehad (1-11)

    Joshua replaces Moses as leader of the Israelites (12-23)

28 Daily animal sacrifices (1-8)

     Sabbath sacrifices (9-10)

     Monthly sacrifices (11-15)

     Passover sacrifices (16-25)

     Sacrifices on the day of the first fruits (26-31)

29 Sacrifices on Trumpet Blowing Day (1-6)

     Sacrifices on holy convocation days (7-40)

30 Vows for men (1-2)

     Vows for women (3-16)

31 The Midianite massacre (1-54)

32 The children of Gad and Reuben (1-42)

33 The journeys of the children of Israel (1-49)

     God's instructions for conquering Canaan (50-56)

34 The boundaries of Israel (1-15)

     The tribal princes (16-29)

35 Suburbs for Levites (1-5)

    Cities of refuge (6-15)

    Murderers and revengers of blood (16-34)

36 The daughters of Zelophehad (revisited) (1-13)

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