Numbers 1‑36
Wilderness testings. The numbering (twice: ch. 1 and ch. 26:61, 64, 65) and arrangement around their God for assigned service (1 Cor. 12 and Rom. 12), walk by faith, trials and humiliating testings with many failings, nevertheless the patient grace of their faithful Guide, for nearly thirty-nine years of wilderness journey, in view of possessing the promised land. (1 Cor. 10:1-12; Heb. 3 and 4).
This fourth book of Moses, in the title in the Hebrew, means “In the Wilderness.” Most happened in the second and the thirty-ninth years.
B.C. 1490-1451 includes thirty-nine years.
Author: Moses.