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“the term is not used specifically of the spirit of prophecy, but rather of capacity” (Page 401)
“who accompanied Balaam on his journey (22:22) were Jannes and Jambres, who had counselled Pharaoh” (Page 321)
“indicate either that Miriam took the lead, or that a story in which Miriam alone offended—she” (Page 120)
“the vb. is in the 3rd sing. fem.; subsequently the” (Page 120)
Most Bible readers have the impression that 'Numbers' is a dull book only relieved by the brilliancy of the Balaam chapters and some snatches of old Hebrew songs, but, as Prof. Gray shows with admirable skill and insight, its historical and religious value is not that which lies on the surface. Prof. Gray's Commentary is distinguished by fine scholarship and sanity of judgment; it is impossible to commend it too warmly.
—Saturday Review, London
SEGBEAYAH K.(FELIX) DJOGBESSI
Jean Young Lee