Ncbc Numbers (New Century Bible Commentary Series)
"The expertise and scope of this prodigious volume produced in honor of David Noel Freedman reflect the fond respect the scholarly world accords this superior scholar of the Hebrew Bible." "These forty essays by prominent biblical scholars comment on the...
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"The expertise and scope of this prodigious volume produced in honor of David Noel Freedman reflect the fond respect the scholarly world accords this superior scholar of the Hebrew Bible." "These forty essays by prominent biblical scholars comment on the wide range of themes in biblical studies that have received Freedman's consideration over the past fifty years." "This work, which also includes photographs and a comprehensive bibliography of Freedman's own writings, is not only a fitting tribute to the continuing vitality and influence of Freedman's career; it also serves as a comprehensive survey of the current state of scholarship in biblical studies - and charts its course for the future."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
One of the most varied books of the Bible, Numbers exhibits an intense interest in the rules and regulations governing the activities of the priests and Levites, while narrative accounts of Israel's journeyings in the wilderness are juxtaposed in a seemingly random fashion. Nevertheless, in this scholarly new commentary Eryl Davies clearly shows the overarching structure of Numbers by focusing on three dominant themes: the theology of the land, the significance of the role of priest, and the holiness and purity of the emerging nation of Israel. Alongside a detailed yet very readable exegesis of the text, Davies also discusses important recent trends in Pentateuchal criticism.
Dr Davies, PhD, (University of Wales, Cardiff) is the principal of the Evangelical Theological College of Wales, Bryntirion, South Wales, where he lectures in the areas of Systematic and Contemporary Theology. He has spent some thirty years in the ministry in Wales, where he has, until recently, also been the chairman of the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship Wales Advisory Council. He is the author of The ultimate rescue, Truth under Attack, An Angry God, The Beddgelert Revival and Heaven is a far Better Place published by Evangelical Press, and has written extensively on the subject of cults both for Evangelical Times, and more recently in his booklet Human cloning , right or wrong?