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The Book of Numbers, 2nd ed. (The New International Commentary on the Old Testament | NICOT)

, 2022
ISBN: 9780802872029

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The book of Numbers tells a story that has two main characters—God and Israel. The way the story is told sounds odd and often harsh to readers today. In spite of the difficulties imposed by Numbers on today’s readers, the main point of the book is of immense importance for God’s people in any age: exact obedience to God is crucial.

This comprehensive and erudite commentary presents a thorough explication of this significant Hebrew text. Timothy Ashley’s introduction discusses such questions as structure, authorship, and theological themes, and it features an extended bibliography of major works on the book of Numbers. Then, dividing the text of Numbers into five major sections, Ashley’s commentary elucidates the theological themes of obedience and disobedience that run throughout the book. His detailed verse-by-verse comments are intended primarily to explain the Hebrew text of Numbers as we have it rather than to speculate on how the book came to be in its present form.

This second edition includes revisions that reflect Ashley’s decades of experience with the book of Numbers, as well as updates to the footnotes and bibliography that include many important works published in the last thirty years. With these new features, Ashley’s commentary solidifies its place as the church’s most faithful and definitive reference on the book of Numbers.

  • Features verse-by-verse commentary
  • Provides in-depth discussion of textual and critical matters
  • Includes and introduction to the authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology of Numbers
A balanced and sensitive treatment. Highly recommended as a fresh and authoritative approach to this difficult but theologically rich Old Testament book.

Bibliotheca Sacra

A reader of Numbers will find much help in this extensive commentary.

Journal of Religion

An excellent, well-informed treatment of an important and difficult book. It holds many lessons for the pilgrim people of God.

Southwestern Journal of Theology

  • Title: The Book of Numbers, Second Edition
  • Author: Timothy R. Ashley
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Series: New International Commentary on the Old and New Testament
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2022
  • Logos Release Date: 2022
  • Pages: 606
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. Numbers › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9780802872029, 0802872026
  • Resource ID: LLS:NICOT04NU2
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2023-05-17T01:27:50Z

Timothy R. Ashley is the minister of First Baptist Church in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He previously served for more than 20 years as a professor of biblical studies at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada.


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