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The book of Numbers gets its name from the two numberings or countings of the people of Israel during their forty years of wandering in the desert. These countings are found in chapters 1 and 26. Numbers presents an account of that wandering in the desert following the establishment of the covenant at Sinai.
Numbers relates the story of Israel's journey from Mount Sinai to the plains of Moab on the border of Canaan. It tells of murmuring and rebellion of God's people and their subsequent judgment. They were condemned to live out their lives in the desert; only their children would enjoy the fulfillment of the promise that had been originally theirs. Throughout the years in the desert, one thing became clear to Israel -- God's constant care of them. Not only did he meet there needs but he also loved and forgave his people continually.