n. The Hebrew name for the Book of Numbers, the fourth book of the Torah.
"In the latter half of Parshat Bamidbar, Moses redeems 22,273 first-born male Israelites whom God had set aside as 'personal property' when smiting the first-born Egyptians, declaring, 'Every first-born in Israel shall be consecrated to Me.'" (source)
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
בְּמִדְבַּר 'in the wilderness (of Sinai)'
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
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