GORDON J WENHAM
Bridging the gulf between Numbers and today, Wenham explains its background, discussing its structure, sources, date and authorship as well as its theology and Christian use. The commentary draws on social anthropology to offer insights into Old Testament ritual.
Numbers – ‘Its very title puts the modern reader off’, writes Gordon Wenham. ‘In ancient times numbers were seen as mysterious and symbolic, a key to reality and the mind of God himself. Today they are associated with computers and the depersonalization that threatens our society.’