Raymond Brown shows how this ancient journey to the promised land has dramatic application for the 21st century Christian pilgrim.
Numbers is one of the lost books of the Bible. Lost in that it is neglected by many Christians. Named for its two “numberings,” or censuses, of Israel – the generation that left Egypt and the generation that entered the land of promise – it frames a fascinating account of the pilgrim people Israel learning to trust God. Readers are frequently puzzled by the dazzling variety of literature that makes up this book and wonder how to make sense of the whole. But on closer examination, the book discloses its careful design and message.