Commentary on the Book Numbers - Small
Father Tadros Y. Malaty
It was called the book of Numbers in the Septuagint text, referred to in Num. 1:20. In the Hebrew text it is called "BEMIDBAR" which means "In the wilderness." The latter is made up of the forth and fifth word in the book, which embodies the contents of the Book, being a book of the Israel's travels in the wilderness.
It is a conclusion of the three books preceding it. It tells the story of the wanderings of the children of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai, and their arrival to the Land of Moab which is close to the promised land.