Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Numbers: Chapter Summary

The names of the book, 1. The argument, 2. The scope. Argumentation from the lesser to the greater: If God had carnal Israelites in number; much more did He number the true Israelites, 3. The chronology of the book, 4. The three parts of the same: I. Preparation for the continuation of the journey and departure from the wilderness of Sinai (Numbers 1-10). II. History of their departures from the wilderness of Sinai to their station in the land of Moab (Numbers 11-21). III. Preparation and arrangement of the people, brought to rest in the plains of Moab near Jordan, to occupy the inheritance of the land of Canaan: the inheritance on the other side of Jordan occupied, as a firstfruits of the rest (Numbers 22-40). A Synoptic Table, and the Interpreters of the book, ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Hebrew, 5.

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