Definition of Book of Numbers
1. Noun. The fourth book of the Old Testament; contains a record of the number of Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt.
Generic synonyms: Book
Group relationships: Old Testament, Laws, Pentateuch, Torah
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Literary usage of Book of Numbers
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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Yet, though thus part of a larger whole, the book of Numbers has been so constructed by the Redactor as to form a self-contained division of that whole. ..."
2. The Methodist Review (1891)
"In his book he does not pretend to say that the Gospel is found in the Book of Numbers as it is found in Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John, ..."
3. The Ancient Hebrew Tradition as Illustrated by the Monuments: A Protest by Fritz Hommel (1897)
"... and more particularly the lists of names in the Book of Numbers, possess precisely the same features as the Arabian personal names of the second ..."
4. A Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by Sir William Smith, John Mee Fuller (1893)
"Even granting that this episode is not by the same writer H the rest of the book of Numbers, then seems no valid reason to doubt its antiquity, ..."