Book of Numbers
Book of Numbers Resources
Wandering through the wilderness for forty years can be fun… when you're watching little Lego men do it!
Movie or TV Productions
This 1995 TV movie tells the full story of Moses (played by Ben Kingsley), but the last part covers the events of Numbers… the wandering. Oh, the wandering.
The very end of this 1956 film featuring Charlton Heston as Moses deals with the Israelites wandering in the desert and the death of Moses. We believe his last words are, "You can pry this Promised Land from my cold, dead hands…"
The second episode of the Bible series on the History Channel focuses on the events of Exodus through Joshua (that means Numbers is tucked in there, too!).
The New Revised Standard translation of this epic road trip. Read, interpret, and enjoy.
This story, discovered in Jordan in 1967, talks about Bala'am, son of Be'or, who just might be the same guy that's mentioned in Numbers 22-24. This time, he's linked with a bunch of random gods and Yahweh is nowhere to be found.
A super short documentary on blessings—and the priestly blessing in Judaism in particular. You even get a peek of a kohen saying the blessing at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Oh, goody!
This video is a full version of this opera based (in part) on the relationship between Moses and his brother Aaron. Sure, it's almost two hours long and it's all in German, but it looks really amazing. This synopsis (in English) will give you a better idea of what's going on.
This song, based on Numbers 6:24-26, is sung by the angelic voices of the Westminster Abbey Choir. How heavenly.
Not such a big fan of reading? For shame! But the good news is you can have Numbers read to you. Listen to the book in full here.
Just what did that whole "tent of meeting" thing look like? Well, here's a handy dandy chart to show you.
A map of the twisty-turny road to the Promised Land.
In 1844, Samuel Morse sent the first ever message via telegraph—"What hath God wrought"—a quote from Numbers 23:23. What indeed.