Moses was the author of the Book of Numbers, which he wrote between 1450-1410 BC. Apart from Moses himself, other key figures in this book also feature Aaron, Joshua, Caleb, Miriam, Balaam, and Korah. It has 36 chapters. It is called “Numbers” because it contains the census of the people who wandered in the wilderness and then on the Plains of Moab.
Most of the events of this book take place in the wilderness, where the Israelites traveled from Sinai in their bid to reach the Promised Land. But many of them — including Moses himself — disobey God and so He punished them or does not allow them to enter the Promised Land. The book’s first 25 chapters depict the first generation of Israelites in the wilderness, while the second generation is featured in the rest of the book. The overriding themes of this book are obedience to God as well as rebellion, which is followed by repentance and God’s grace.