Book Outline

- The Lord Commands Moses to Take a Census (Numbers 1:1–46)
- Reuben (Numbers 1:20–21)
- Simeon (Numbers 1:22–23)
- Gad (Numbers 1:24–25)
- Judah (Numbers 1:26–27)
- Issachar (Numbers 1:28–29)
- Zebulun (Numbers 1:30–31)
- Joseph (Numbers 1:32–35)
- Benjamin (Numbers 1:36–37)
- Dan (Numbers 1:38–39)
- Asher (Numbers 1:40–41)
- Naphtali (Numbers 1:42–46)

- The Duty of the Levites (Numbers 1:47–54)

- The Arrangement of the Camps of Israel Around the Tabernacle (Numbers 2:1–34)
- East Side of the Tabernacle (Numbers 2:3–9)
- South Side of the Tabernacle (Numbers 2:10–17)
- West Side of the Tabernacle (Numbers 2:18–24)
- North Side of the Tabernacle (Numbers 2:25–34)

- The Sons of Aaron (Numbers 3:1–4)
- The Duties of the Levites (Numbers 3:5–13)
- Census of the Levites (Numbers 3:14–39)
- The Levites Serve in Place of the Firstborn (Numbers 3:40–51)

- The Kohathites Cover and Bear the Tabernacle Vessels (Numbers 4:1–20)
- The Gershonites Bear the Tabernacle Curtains and Hangings (Numbers 4:21–28)
- The Merarites Bear the Tabernacle Boards, Bars, and Pillars (Numbers 4:29–33)
- The Numbering of the Levite Clans (Numbers 4:34–49)

- Laws for Unclean People (Numbers 5:1–4)
- Laws for an Unfaithful Wife (Numbers 5:5–15)
- An Ordeal to Test the Wife’s Faithfulness (Numbers 5:16–31)

- Laws for Nazarite Vows (Numbers 6:1–12)
- The Completion of the Nazarite Period (Numbers 6:13–21)
- The Priestly Blessing (Numbers 6:22–27)

- Twelve Leaders of Each Tribe Make Offerings for the Tabernacle (Numbers 7:1–88)
- The Offering of Nashon from the Tribe of Judah (Numbers 7:12–17)
- The Offering of Nethaneel from the Tribe of Issachar (Numbers 7:18–23)
- The Offering of Eliab from the Tribe of Zebulun (Numbers 7:24–29)
- The Offering of Elizur from the Tribe of Reuben (Numbers 7:30–35)
- The Offering of Shelumiel from the Tribe of Simeon (Numbers 7:36–41)
- The Offering of Eliasaph from the Tribe of Gad (Numbers 7:42–47)
- The Offering of Elishama from the Tribe of Ephraim (Numbers 7:48–53)
- The Offering of Gamaliel from the Tribe of Manasseh (Numbers 7:54–59)
- The Offering of Abidan from the Tribe of Benjamin (Numbers 7:60–65)
- The Offering of Ahiezer from the Tribe of Dan (Numbers 7:66–71)
- The Offering of Pagiel from the Tribe of Asher (Numbers 7:72–77)
- The Offering of Ahira from the Tribe of Naphtali (Numbers 7:78–88)

- The Lord Speaks to Moses from the Mercy Seat (Numbers 7:89)

- Aaron Lights the Menorah (Numbers 8:1–4)
- Moses Consecrates the Levites in Place of the Firstborn (Numbers 8:5–26)

- The Passover at Sinai (Numbers 9:1–5)
- Laws for Observing the Passover When Unclean (Numbers 9:6–14)
- The Presence of the Lord at the Tabernacle (Numbers 9:15–23)

- The Silver Trumpets (Numbers 10:1–10)
- The Israelites Depart from Sinai (Numbers 10:11–36)

- The Lord Smites the People with Fire (Numbers 11:1–3)
- The People Complain They Have No Meat (Numbers 11:4–9)
- Moses Requests Help in Leading the People (Numbers 11:10–23)
- Moses Calls Seventy Elders and They Prophesy (Numbers 11:24–30)
- The Lord Sends Quail and a Plague (Numbers 11:31–35)

- Miriam and Aaron Speak Against Moses (Numbers 12:1–9)
- The Lord Smites Miriam with a Disease (Numbers 12:10–16)

- Moses Sends Scouts into the Land of Canaan (Numbers 13:1–24)
- The Scouts Return to the Camp (Numbers 13:25–33)

- The Israelites Complain and the Lord Seeks to Destroy Them (Numbers 14:1–12)
- Moses Intercedes with the Lord to Save Israel (Numbers 14:13–19)
- The Lord Command Israel to Wander for a Generation (Numbers 14:20–38)
- Some Venture into Canaan and Are Killed (Numbers 13:39–45)

- Laws for Various Offerings (Numbers 15:1–21)
- Offerings for Sins of Ignorance (Numbers 15:22–31)
- Penalty for Violating the Sabbath (Numbers 15:32–36)
- Fringes on Garments (Numbers 15:37–41)

- Some Levites Rebel (Numbers 16:1–15)
- The Rebels Present Themselves Before the Lord and Are Destroyed (Numbers 16:16–40)
- The Israelites Complain and the Lord Smites Them with a Plague (Numbers 16:41–50)

- Aaron’s Rod Blooms as a Token Against Rebels (Numbers 17:1–13)

- The Duties of Priests and Levites (Numbers 18:1–7)
- Offerings for Priests and Levites (Numbers 18:8–32)

- Ceremony of the Red Heifer (Numbers 19:1–10)
- Using the Ashes to Purify Uncleanness (Numbers 19:11–22)

- Moses Smites a Rock and Brings Forth Water at Meribah (Numbers 20:1–13)
- The Israelites Are Rejected from Traveling Through Edom (Numbers 20:14–21)
- Aaron Dies at Mount Hor (Numbers 20:22–29)

- The Israelites Destroy Arad (Numbers 21:1–3)
- The Brazen Serpent (Numbers 21:4–9)
- The Israelites Journey to Moab (Numbers 21:10–20)
- The Israelites Defeat Sihon (Numbers 21:21–31)
- The Israelites Defeat Og (Numbers 21:32–35)

- King Balak Summons Balaam to Curse Israel (Numbers 22:1–20)
- The Donkey of Balaam Sees an Angel (Numbers 22:21–35)
- Balaam Reports to King Balak (Numbers 22:36–41)

- Balaam’s First Prophecy (Numbers 23:1–12)
- Balam’s Second Prophecy (Numbers 23:13–26)
- Balaam’s Third Prophecy (Numbers 23:27–24:14)

- Balaam’s Fourth Prophecy (Numbers 24:15–19)
- Balaam’s Prophecy to the Amalekites (Numbers 24:20)
- Balaam’s Prophecy to the Kenites (Numbers 24:21–22)
- Balaam’s Final Prophecy (Numbers 24:23–25)

- Israel Commits Idolatry and Whoredom (Numbers 25:1–18)

- The Lord Commands Moses to Take a New Census (Numbers 26:1–65)
- Reuben (Numbers 26:5–11)
- Simeon (Numbers 26:12–14)
- Gad (Numbers 26:15–18)
- Judah (Numbers 26:19–22)
- Isaachar (Numbers 26:23–25)
- Zebulun (Numbers 26:26–27)
- Joseph (Numbers 26:28–37)
- Benjamin (Numbers 26:38–41)
- Dan (Numbers 26:42–43)
- Asher (Numbers 26:44–47)
- Naphtali (Numbers 26:48–56)
- Levi (Numbers 26:57–65)

- The Daughters of Zelophehad Seek an Inheritance (Numbers 27:1–11)
- The Lord Chooses Joshua as Moses’s Successor (Numbers 27:12–23)

- Daily Offerings (Numbers 28:1–8)
- Sabbath Offerings (Numbers 28:9–10)
- Monthly Offerings (Numbers 28:11–15)
- Offerings for the Passover (Numbers 28:16–25)
- Offerings for the Festival of Weeks (Numbers 28:26–31)

- Offerings for the Festival of Trumpets (Numbers 29:1–6)
- Offerings for the Day of Atonement (Numbers 29:7–11)
- Offerings for the Festival of Tabernacles (Numbers 29:12–40)
- The First Day (Numbers 29:12–16)
- The Second Day (Numbers 29:17–19)
- The Third Day (Numbers 29:20–22)
- The Fourth Day (Numbers 29:23–25)
- The Fifth Day (Numbers 29:26–28)
- The Sixth Day (Numbers 29:29–31)
- The Seventh Day (Numbers 29:32–34)
- The Eighth Day (Numbers 29:35–40)

- Laws for Vows (Numbers 30:1–16)

- The Israelites Attack the Midianites (Numbers 31:1–12)
- They Return from War (Numbers 31:13–24)
- Dividing the Spoils (Numbers 31:25–54)

- Reuben and Gad Seek to Inherit Gilead (Numbers 32:1–19)
- Reuben and Gad Covenant with Moses and the Lord (Numbers 32:20–42)

- Review of Israel’s Journey from Egypt (Numbers 33:1–49)
- Instructions for Inheriting the Promised Land (Numbers 33:50–56)

- The Geographic Boundaries of the Promised Land (Numbers 34:1–15)
- The Tribal Leaders Who Will Divide the Land (Numbers 34:16–29)

- The Lord Appoints Cities for the Levites (Numbers 35:1–8)
- Cities of Refuge (Numbers 35:9–15)
- Laws for Murder and the Revenger of Blood (Numbers 35:16–34)

- Zelophehad’s Daughters Concerning Marriage and Inheritance Laws (Numbers 36:1–13)

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*All Dates Are Approximate, according to the narrative of the Bible. These dates may reflect literary significance as opposed to the precise dates of history.

See Biblical Chronology- 1445–1407 B.C.*

Richard Neitzel Holzapfel, Dana M. Pike, and David Rolph Seely, *Jehovah and the World of the Old Testament: An Illustrated Reference for Latter-day Saints* (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 2009), 124–135.

George A. Horton Jr., “Insights into Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy,” in *The Joseph Smith Translation: The Restoration of Plain and Precious Truths*, ed. Monte S. Nyman and Robert L. Millet (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1985), 71–88.

Robert L. Millet, “Lessons in the Wilderness (Numbers),” in *Studies in Scripture, vol. 3: Genesis to 2 Samuel*, ed. Kent P. Jackson and Robert L. Millet (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret Book, 1989), 173–204.

Hebert C. Wright, “A Study of Certain Typological References to the Atonement Found in Genesis, Exodus, and Numbers” (Master’s thesis; BYU, 1955).

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