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The Anchor Yale Bible: Numbers 21–36
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The Anchor Yale Bible: Numbers 21–36


Yale University Press 2008

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The book of Numbers is an account of how the Israelites wandered in the wilderness after receiving the Ten Commandments of Mount Sinai. Through this time of testing, while facing an uncertain future, the people complained repeatedly to Moses and to God. Though fraught with tension and power struggles, their pilgrimage led to the discovery that God is indeed faithful to his promises, regardless of how people behave.

In Numbers 21–36, world-renowned Bible scholar Baruch A. Levine unravels the complexity and confusing details in this Old Testament book. His lucid translation, based on thorough textual and linguistic research, including the ancient Deir Alla texts, opens the door for modern readers to understand and appreciate the richness of this intriguing book. Further, Levine examines the route of the wilderness wanderings, the ancient Near Eastern context of the laws, the social organization of early Israel, and the meaning of this biblical book for the contemporary world. Numbers 21–36 is destined to become a classic and to share the same glowing reception that greeted Numbers 1–20 and its publication.

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Key Features

  • Offers original translations, including alternative translations, annotations, and variants
  • Provides verse-by-verse commentary on the text
  • Presents the reader with historical background, including analysis of authorship and dating
  • Features an extensive bibliography of primary and secondary literature


  • 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

Product Details

  • Title: Numbers 21–36
  • Author: Baruch A. Levine
  • Series: Anchor Yale Bible (AYB)
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 624

About Baruch A. Levine

Baruch A. Levine is the Skirball Professor of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at New York University. Ordained early in his career, eventually he moved from the synagogue to the classroom, shaping a generation of future rabbis, clergy, and scholars. In his long and distinguished career, he has published widely on the books and themes of the Torah, including the volume on Leviticus in the JPS Torah Commentary Collection, available from Logos.