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Numbers : a new translation with introduction and commentary / Baruch A. Levine. [print]

Contributor(s): Levine, Baruch AMaterial type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: Hebrew Series: Anchor BiblePublication details: New York : Doubleday, (c)1993. ; New York : Doubleday, (c)2000. Edition: first editionDescription: CHAPTERS 1-20 : xvi, 528 pages : maps ; 25 cm; CHAPTERS 21-36 : xxii, 614 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0385156510; 9780385156516; 9780300139426Other title: Society of Biblical Literature abbreviation for series: ABSubject(s): Bible. Numbers, I-XX -- Commentaries | Bible. A.T. Nombres. I-XX -- Commentaires | Bible. O.T. Numbers, XXI-XXXVI -- Commentaries | Bible. Numbers 1-Xx - Commentaries | Old Testament Bible Study | Old Testament Commentaries | Numbers CommentariesGenre/Form: Commentaries LOC classification: BS1265.A534COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission: https://lib.ciu.edu/copyright-request-form
Contents:
The casting of the wilderness period ; The literary character of Numbers ; Texts, versions, translations, and commentaries ; Numbers in context ; The context of the priestly source ; Numbers 1-4: getting organized ; Numbers 5: aspects of purity ; Numbers 6: the vow of the Nazirite, with a benediction added ; Numbers 7: the consecration of the tabernacle ; Numbers 8: the dedication of the Levites ; Numbers 9: two matters of cultic significance ; Numbers 10:1-28: the Israelites on the march ; Numbers 10:29--12:16: encounters and experiences in the Sinai ; Numbers 13-14: unsuccessful attempts to penetrate Canaan ; Numbers 15: unfinished cultic business ; Numbers 16-17: the Korah incident ; Numbers 18: the duties and perquisites of the priests and Levites, a summary statement ; Numbers 19: the impure dead ; Numbers 20: the end of the wilderness period--Miriam and Aaron pass away
Numbers 21 : from Kadesh to the Plains of Moab : Israel in Transjordan ; Numbers 22-24 : the Balaam Pericope ; Numbers 25 : the sin of Baal Peor ; Numbers 26 : the second wilderness census ; Numbers 27 : the daughters of Zelophehad and the territories of Manasseh ; Numbers 28-29 : the festival calendar of the public cult ; Numbers 30 : innovations in the votive system ; Numbers 31 : the Midianite War ; Numbers 32 : the Transjordanian Israelite tribes ; Numbers 33 : the route to the Promised Land ; Numbers 34 : the boundaries of Canaan and the territories of the tribes ; Numbers 35 : laws of homicide and asylum ; Numbers 36 : tribal endogamy and land tenure.
Review: "Baruch A. Levine has written a masterful study of the first half of the Book of Numbers for the Anchor Bible Commentaries. The Book of Numbers - from the numbering or census of the people in the opening chapters - is a much-neglected part of the Torah, the five books of Moses, which constitutes the heart of Holy Scriptures for Jews, while also forming an integral part of the Bible for Christians." "The Book of Numbers is an account of the young would-be nation of Israel's wanderings in the Wilderness after the magnificent event at Sinai, where Moses speaks with God face-to-face and receives the Ten Commandments. Throughout this time of trial, the people complain, sensing the contrast between the relative security of slavery in Egypt, from which they have fled, and the precarious insecurity of freedom in the Wilderness." "Numbers is a book filled with the power struggles, raising questions about who speaks for God, along with personal and communal crises of faith and rumors of revolt. Yet despite the people's blindness and rebelliousness, God remains faithful to the promises made to Israel's ancestors - Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and now Moses - and remains at Israel's side, guiding her slowly but surely to the Promised Land. In all, Numbers describes a terrific journey of discipline and dependence upon the God who liberated the Hebrews from bondage in Egypt: a journey to strengthen Israel for the challenge of a new and wondrous land and the battles she will have to fight in order to claim and keep it."Summary: "Despite the importance of the Book of Numbers, its rich collection of stories is not easily assimilated, even by the most conscientious of readers. As such, it requires the help of an expert guide to thread one's way through this mixture of interesting episodes and anecdotes on the one hand, and the many lists, prescriptive rules, ritual regulations, and repeated admonitions on the other. Professor Levine shows us the way into this difficult and sometimes forbidding book of the Bible, and we can be confident of our guide, and secure in the knowledge that the one who led us into the thicket will lead us out again into a broad and fair land."--Jacket.
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The casting of the wilderness period ; The literary character of Numbers ; Texts, versions, translations, and commentaries ; Numbers in context ; The context of the priestly source ; Numbers 1-4: getting organized ; Numbers 5: aspects of purity ; Numbers 6: the vow of the Nazirite, with a benediction added ; Numbers 7: the consecration of the tabernacle ; Numbers 8: the dedication of the Levites ; Numbers 9: two matters of cultic significance ; Numbers 10:1-28: the Israelites on the march ; Numbers 10:29--12:16: encounters and experiences in the Sinai ; Numbers 13-14: unsuccessful attempts to penetrate Canaan ; Numbers 15: unfinished cultic business ; Numbers 16-17: the Korah incident ; Numbers 18: the duties and perquisites of the priests and Levites, a summary statement ; Numbers 19: the impure dead ; Numbers 20: the end of the wilderness period--Miriam and Aaron pass away

Numbers 21 : from Kadesh to the Plains of Moab : Israel in Transjordan ; Numbers 22-24 : the Balaam Pericope ; Numbers 25 : the sin of Baal Peor ; Numbers 26 : the second wilderness census ; Numbers 27 : the daughters of Zelophehad and the territories of Manasseh ; Numbers 28-29 : the festival calendar of the public cult ; Numbers 30 : innovations in the votive system ; Numbers 31 : the Midianite War ; Numbers 32 : the Transjordanian Israelite tribes ; Numbers 33 : the route to the Promised Land ; Numbers 34 : the boundaries of Canaan and the territories of the tribes ; Numbers 35 : laws of homicide and asylum ; Numbers 36 : tribal endogamy and land tenure.

"Baruch A. Levine has written a masterful study of the first half of the Book of Numbers for the Anchor Bible Commentaries. The Book of Numbers - from the numbering or census of the people in the opening chapters - is a much-neglected part of the Torah, the five books of Moses, which constitutes the heart of Holy Scriptures for Jews, while also forming an integral part of the Bible for Christians." "The Book of Numbers is an account of the young would-be nation of Israel's wanderings in the Wilderness after the magnificent event at Sinai, where Moses speaks with God face-to-face and receives the Ten Commandments. Throughout this time of trial, the people complain, sensing the contrast between the relative security of slavery in Egypt, from which they have fled, and the precarious insecurity of freedom in the Wilderness." "Numbers is a book filled with the power struggles, raising questions about who speaks for God, along with personal and communal crises of faith and rumors of revolt. Yet despite the people's blindness and rebelliousness, God remains faithful to the promises made to Israel's ancestors - Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and now Moses - and remains at Israel's side, guiding her slowly but surely to the Promised Land. In all, Numbers describes a terrific journey of discipline and dependence upon the God who liberated the Hebrews from bondage in Egypt: a journey to strengthen Israel for the challenge of a new and wondrous land and the battles she will have to fight in order to claim and keep it."

"Despite the importance of the Book of Numbers, its rich collection of stories is not easily assimilated, even by the most conscientious of readers. As such, it requires the help of an expert guide to thread one's way through this mixture of interesting episodes and anecdotes on the one hand, and the many lists, prescriptive rules, ritual regulations, and repeated admonitions on the other. Professor Levine shows us the way into this difficult and sometimes forbidding book of the Bible, and we can be confident of our guide, and secure in the knowledge that the one who led us into the thicket will lead us out again into a broad and fair land."--Jacket.

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