Numbers is the 4th book of the Hebrew Bible, and of the Jewish Torah.
The book has a long and complex history, but its final form is probably due to a Priestly redaction (i.e., editing) of a Yahwistic source made some time in the early Persian period (5th century BCE). Numbers is the culmination of the story of Israel's exodus from oppression in Egypt and their journey to take possession of the land God promised their fathers. As such it draws to a conclusion the themes introduced in Genesis and played out in Exodus and Leviticus: God has promised the Israelites that they shall become a great (i.e. numerous) nation, that they will have a special relationship with Yahweh their god, and that they shall take possession of the land of Canaan. Numbers also demonstrates the importance of holiness, faithfulness and trust: despite God's presence and his priests, Israel lacks faith and the possession of the land is left to a new generation.
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In Numbers 31:18, the Bible allowed Child Slavery. Damage is done! - Mohammed Hijab vs Daniel
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In Numbers 31:18, Child Marriage was encouraged. Today, Christianity is conditioned by liberal, secular values - Adnan Rashid vs Christian & Agnostic
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