Message of Numbers, The: Journey to the Promised Land (Bible Speaks Today Series)
This readable and incisive commentary shows how the book of Numbers offers a portrait of a more secure life and future. We are never abandoned to a lonely fate, even when life seems more like a meaningless maze than a...
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This readable and incisive commentary shows how the book of Numbers offers a portrait of a more secure life and future. We are never abandoned to a lonely fate, even when life seems more like a meaningless maze than a purposeful journey.
The book of Numbers, Raymond Brown reveals, offers a portraiture of a better life. Numbers pictures life as an accompanied journey, and not a meaningless maze.
Over his illustrious career, RAYMOND E. BROWN, S.S., Ph.D., was internationally regarded as a dean of New Testament scholars. He was Auburn Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Among his more than thirty-five books on the Bible are three volumes in the Anchor Bible series, as well as the Anchor Bible Reference Library volumes "The Birth of the Messiah,"" The Death of the Messiah," and "An Introduction to the New Testament," winner of the 1998 Catholic Press Association Award for Biblical Studies.
- Getting Ready; 1. God's People Prepare (1:1-2:34); 2. Community Servants (3:1-4:49); 3. Keeping The Camp Clean (5:1-31); 4. Short-term Voluntary Service (6:1-21); 5. Inherited Riches (6:22-27); 6. Giving And Receiving The Best (7:1-89); 7. Israel's Role Models (8:1-26); 8. Three Dimensional Grace (9:1-10:10); Setting Out; 9. Sharing Good Things (10:11-36); 10. Leadership Issues (11:1-35); 11. Disoloyal Colleagues (12:1-16); Drawing Back; 12. Giants Or Grapes? (13:1-28); 13. Israel's Sleepless Night (14:1-45); Marking Time; 14. When God Speaks Again (15:1-41); 15. More Leadership Tensions (16:1-50); 16. Kept As A Sign (17:1-18:32); 17. The Perils Of Pollution (19:1-22); 18. Coping With Crisis (20:1-21:3); 19. Life For A Look (21:4-9); 21. The March To Moab (21:10-35); 22. A Tragic Sequel (25:1-18); Pressing On; 23. Facing A Different Future (26:1-65); 24. Human Rights And Divine Commands (27:1-11); 25. Leadership Lifestyle (27:12-23); 26. Variations On A Majestic Theme (28:1-29:16); 27. Keeping Promises And Idcentifying Dangers (30:1-31:54); 28. Alternative Destinies (32:1-42); 29. Recollections And Resolutions (33:1-56); 30. Generous Provision (34:1-36:13)