Numbers (NUHM-burz) listen


Example Sentences

  • "I love the book of Numbers - despite its unfortunate name and a couple of tribe listing sections I find it one of the more interesting OT books." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English


  • Called "Numbers" as it begins with Moses conducting a census.

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)


      • North America


      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • Dictionary of Jewish Usage: A Popular Guide to the Use of Jewish Terms, by Sol Steinmetz (Lanham, MD, 2005).

      Alternative Spellings

      The Book of Numbers


  • "Numbers includes the first description of the land of Canaan, the future home of the Israelites after leaving Egypt, as a 'land of milk and honey.'" (JPS)

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