Have you ever read the book of Numbers? As far as Bible books go, it’s a little odd. Unsurprisingly, it contains lots of numbers. I have to admit that I’ve skimmed through it many times - glancing over the genealogies and skipping through to the far more interesting passages - but have found myself drawn to it in recent months (I know… I was surprised too).

By this point in the biblical narrative, Moses has led the Israelites out of Egypt, and they’ve been mooching about in the desert for a year. At the start...

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