Ok the first number of numbers is 603550. The number of fighting fit Israelites they had after a year or so if leaving Egypt.
And that’s about it for this chapter.
The focus of the census telegraphs that the promised land is going to require a fight.
Commentator speculated that the whole number of the Israelites including aged, women, children and priests… None of whom are in the fighter list, would be 2 million or so.
They have their freedom from slavery (Exodus) they have their God’s presence (Leviticus). As do I.
Now what, Father?
Can’t have me wandering in the wilderness for 40 years, right? Right?