Build your knowledge of Israel’s wilderness wanderings and the development of the Hebrew cult as you study the textual history, composition, theological significance, and historical context of Numbers. Evaluate modern critical perspectives on the book, and consider the legacy of nineteenth-century “higher critical” interpretation. Organized for easy reference, Word Biblical commentaries make an ideal Bible study companion whether you are studying a single passage or a complete biblical book.
The pronunciation of the divine name over Israel was thought of as an effective means of blessing. It indicates that the people belong to Yahweh, and that he will bring them prosperity.5 people highlighted this
The speech is uncalled for, and implies a claim that they, not God, will produce the water. In its arrogance it fails to foster true belief in and reverence for Yahweh.5 people highlighted this