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By Pekka Pitkänen

This booklet presents a brand new interpreting of the biblical booklet of Numbers in a statement shape. Mainstream readings have tended to work out the publication as a haphazard junkyard of fabric that connects Genesis–Leviticus with Deuteronomy (and Joshua), composed at a past due degree within the background of historic Israel. By distinction, this booklet reads Numbers as a part of a much broader paintings of Genesis–Joshua, a delicately crafted programmatic settler colonial rfile for a brand new society in Canaanite highlands within the past due moment millennium BCE that seeks to exchange pre-existing indigenous societies. within the context of the great impression that the biblical files have had at the global within the last 2,000–3,000 years, the publication additionally bargains guidelines in the direction of interpreting those texts today. This quantity is an engaging learn of this article, and may be of curiosity not just to biblical students, yet to a person with an curiosity within the historical past of the traditional Levant, and colonisation and colonialism within the historic international extra broadly.

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