Num·bers | \ˈnəm-bərz \

Definition of Numbers 

: the mainly narrative fourth book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table

First Known Use of Numbers

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Numbers was in the 15th century

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