Book of Numbers in Wikipedia
The Book of Numbers (Greek: Αριθμοί arithmoi meaning
"numbers") or Bəmidbar (Hebrew: במדבר, literally "In the
desert [of]") is the fourth book of the Hebrew Bible, and
the fourth of five books of the Jewish Torah/Pentateuch.
This book may be divided into three parts:
The numbering of the people at Sinai, and preparations for
resuming their march (1–10:10).
An account of the journey from Sinai to Moab, the sending
out of the spies and the report they brought back, the
murmurings (eight times) of the people at the hardships by
the way, and the subsequent exile into the wilderness for 40
The transactions in the plain of Moab before crossing the
Jordan River (21:21–36).
In Numbers, the priests are instructed to bless the nation
of Israel as follows: "May Yahweh bless you, and keep you.
May Yahweh let his face shine on you and be gracious to you.
May Yahweh show you his face and bring you peace." This
priestly blessing is regularly performed during Jewish
services, on Jewish holidays, and sometimes by parents
over their own children before the Friday Shabbat meal...