B’midbar (In the Desert) Num./B’midbar 1:1-4:20

 B’midbar (In the Desert) Numbers/B’midbar 1:1-4:20

Haftorah Reading: Hosea 1:10-2:20

Messianic Scripture  Luke 2:1-7, I Cor. 12:12-31

Today we begin the fourth book of the Torah. In English it is named Numbers. This English name has no connection to the Hebrew name of this book, B’midbar, or “In the Desert.” Having said that it is easy to understand the English choice of Numbers. The book begins with G-d speaking to Moshe and telling him to take a census of the people.