The books of Leviticus and Numbers spell out God’s legal requirements for ancient Israel. But that was over three millennia ago. Now that we’re under a new covenant of grace, how do strange laws and obscure, seemingly trifling details regarding everything from temple sacrifice to household mold have any bearing on us today? If the Law was perfectly fulfilled in Jesus, why bother studying arcane regulations that no longer apply?
Because they do apply. Their original contexts may have disappeared, but the principles behind them are fraught with relevance. Moreover, in our individualistic—and selfish—culture, they restore to us a God’s eye vision that extends beyond ourselves to the church as community.
Exploring the links between the Bible and our own times, Roy Gane shares perspectives on Leviticus and Numbers that reveal their enduring relevance for our 21st-century lives.
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- Preface by the author
- In-depth introductions
- Bibliographical references and indexes
About Roy Gane
Roy Gane (PhD, University of California, Berkeley) is a professor of Hebrew Bible and ancient Near Eastern languages at the Theological Seminary of Andrews University. He is author of a number of scholarly articles and several books including God’s Faulty Heroes, Altar Call, Ritual Dynamic Structure, and Cult and Character: Purification Offerings, Day of Atonement, and Theodicy, as well as the Leviticus portion of the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary on the Old Testament.