Brian Yeager's Outlines
Numbers Outlined

I. Israel in the Wilderness (1:1 to 22:1) 

A.   Counting the people (1:1-54) total 603,550 Only 70 souls went to Egypt Exodus 1:5
1.   Only males over 20 were counted (1:3) 
2.   Levites not included in the count (1:47)
3.   They obeyed Moses (1:54)
B.   Arrangement of the tribes (2:1 to 4:49) 
1.   The tabernacle and its attendants were in the center (2:2,17) 
2.   On the East side were Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun (2:3-9) 
3.   On the South side were Reuben, Simeon, and Gad (2:10-16) 
4.   On the West side were Ephraim, Manaseh, Benjamim(2:17-24) 
5.   On the North side were Dan, Asher, and Naphtali (2:25-2:31)
6.   Each tribe had its own standard and leader, or prince (1:5-16; 2:2) 
7.   Priestly offices and functions (3:1-39) 
a.   Generations of Aaron and Moses (3:1) 
b.   Nadab and Abihu, sons of Aaron, died before the Lord (3:4) Leviticus 10:1-2
c.   Aaron’s sons, Eleazar and Ithamar, took the priest’s office (3:4) 
d.   Duties of Levites (3:5-9) 
e.   The Levites counted and assigned their duties (3:10-39) 
8.   Numbering of the firstborn males from a month old, Levites exempted (3:40-45) 
9.   Firstborn redeemed by payment of five shekels each (3:46-51) A Shekel was $1920 x 5 = $9600. A Gerah .02 ounces x 20 = .4 ounces the weight of a Shekel.
10.   Duties assigned to Levites (4:1-49) 
C.   Purification of the camp (5:1 to 10:10) 
1.   Defiled person (ceremonially unclean) excluded from the camp (5:1-4) 
2.   Confession and restitution in trespass (5:5-10) I John 1:9
3.   The trial of jealously (5:11-31) 
4.   Law of the Nazarites (6:1-21) 
5.   Priestly blessing of Israel (6:22-27) Blessing was conditional Deuteronomy 28:1-6, Leviticus 26:3-6, and Isaiah 26:3. V.26 Peace comes through Christ to us Romans 5:1 and Philippians 4:6-7
6.   Offering of tribal leaders (princes) to the Levites (7:1-89) 
7.   Lighting of the lamps (8:1-4) 
8.   Consecration of the Levites (8:5-26) 
9.   Passover stipulations (9:1-14) 
10.   The Pillar of cloud to guide the Israelites (9:15-23) 
11.   The silver trumpets (10:1-10) 
D.   Sins on the journey from Sinai to Kadesh (10:11-12:16) 
1.   Departure from Mount Sinai (10:11-36) 
2.   People complained; burning at Taberah (11:1-3) 
3.   Manna from Jehovah (11:4-9) 
4.   People long for flesh to eat (11:10-15) Matthew 6:25-34
5.  Seventy elders established (11:6-30) Notice verses 14-15, the weight of leadership Hebrews 13:7;17
6.  The Israelites fed quails (11:31-35) 
7.  Sin of Miriam and Aaron in rebelling against Moses (12:1-16) 
E.   Failure at Kadesh (13:1 to 14:14:45) 
1.   Spying out the promised land (13:1-33) 
2.   Israel rebels (14:1-10) 
3.   Moses intercedes (14:11-19) Hebrews 3:7-16
4.   God condemns Israel to die in the wilderness (14:20-45) Hebrews 3:17-18
F.   Wandering in the wilderness (15:1 to 19:22) 
1.   Sacrifices of animals and wine (15:1-31) 15:10 "sweet smelling savour"Ephesians 5:2
2.   Sabbath breaker stoned (15:32-36) 
3.   Fringes on garments (15:37-41) 
4.   Sin of Korah (16:1-50) 
5.   Aaron’s rod that budded (17:1-13) Hebrews 9:4
6.   Function and place of the priests (18:1 to 19:22) 
G.   Sins on the way to Moab (20:1 to 25:18) 
1.   Death of Miriam (20:1) 
2.   Sin of Moses and Aaron in striking the rock to bring water (20:2-13) Deuteronomy 34:4-5 and Numbers 27:12-14
3.   Edom refuses to let the Israelites pass through (20:14-21) 
4.   Death of Aaron (20:22-29) 
5.   Defeat of the king of Arad (21:1-3) 
6.   The burning, fiery serpents and the brazen serpent (21:4-9) God’s forgivness continually displayed
7.   Journey to Moab (21:10-20) 
8.   Victory over Sihon (21:21-32) 
9.   Victory over Bashan (21:33-35) 
II.   Israel turns away from God (22:1 – 25:18)
A.   Balak fails to turn the Lord from Israel (22:2 – 24:25) I
1.   Balaam summoned by Balak (22:2- 22:40) 
a. The first creature to speak in unknown tongues (22:21-35)
2.   The oracles of Balaam (22:41 – 24:25) I Peter 4:11 (Notice 22:35, 23:11-12, 23:26, and 24:13)
B.   Israel turns from Lord Numbers 31:16, II Peter 2:14-16, Jude 11, and Revelation 2:14
1. The Baal-peor sin (25:1-5) 
2. Zeal of Phinehas (25:6-18) In verse 25:9 24,000 died in result of their sins. I Corinthians 10:8 mentions the number of 23,000. The two possible reasons for the different number would be:
  • 1,000 were slain in the punishment of Numbers 25:4. Then the remaining 23,000 died in result of Numbers 25:5.
  • Paul stated "…and fell in one day three and twenty thousand…"
III.   Reorganization of Israel (26:1 to 36:12) 
A.  Second counting of the people (26:1 to 27:23) 
1.   Total number of males over 20 was 601,730 (26:1-51) 
2.   Inheritance in the land (26:52-65) 
B.   Inheritance of daughters (27:1-11) 
C.   Israel’s new leader – Joshua (27:12-23) Moses is put aside for his sin at Kadesh (20:2-13)
D.   Regulations and vows (28:1 to 30:16) 
1.   Offerings to be observed (28:1-8) 
2.   Continual burnt offerings on the sabbath (28:9-10) 
3.   Sacrifices at new moons (28:11-25) 
4.   Sacrifices on the day of firstfruits (28:26-31) 
5.   Sacrifice at the feat of trumpets (29:1-6) 
6.   Sacrifice at the afflicting of souls (29:7-11) 
E.   Sacrifice of holy convocation at feast of tabernacles (29:12-40) 
F.   Regulation of vows (30:1-16) 
G.   Conquest and division of Canaan (31:1 to 36:13) 
1.   Midianites defeated (31:1-54) 
2.   Ruben and Gad inherit on the East side of the Jordan (32:1-42) Notice the agreement in 32:16-23. In32:6the question Moses posed "Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here". Reflecting to the Christian war against Satan Ephesians 6:11, Matthew 13:38-39 and James 4:4; we must be united not scattered Matthew 12:30
3.  Summary of journeys from Rameses to the plain of Moab (33:1-49) 
4.  The Canaanites and their idols to be destroyed (33:50-56) 
5.  Borders of the land (34:1-16) 
6.  Men which shall divide the land (34:17-29) 
7.  Cities given to the Levites (35:1-8) 
8.  Avenger of wrath and cities of refuge (35:9-34) 
9.   Inheritance of daughters, and marrying within the tribe (36:1-12) 
IV.   Commandments and judgments made by the hand of Moses (36:13)
A.   God spoke through the prophets 36:13
B.   Throughout Old Testament times Hebrews 1:1 and II Peter 1:21
C.   Now, in the present time speaks through Christ Hebrews 1:2
1.   Which is the New Testament Hebrews 9:15


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