Item description for Numbers: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture (New American Commentary #3) by Dennis R. Cole...
Overview "The Book of Numbers is about faithfulness," notes Dr. Cole, archaeologist and Old Testament professor. And in this latest volume of the New American Commentary, Dennis Cole leads readers on an exploration of major One Testament themes.
Publishers Description THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include: * commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION; * the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary; * sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages; * interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole; * readable and applicable exposition.
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Studio: Holman Reference
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.28" Width: 6.29" Height: 1.56" Weight: 2.15 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2000
Publisher B&H Publishing Group
Series New American Commentary
Series Number 3
ISBN 0805495037 ISBN13 9780805495034
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Reviews - What do customers think about The New American Commentary - Numbers?
Solid conservative commentary on Numbers Jul 23, 2004
I read this commentary when our Bible study group discussed the book of Numbers and was very pleased with it.
This is (as of 2004) one of the most recent major commentaries on Numbers, and it interacts with many of the previous commentaries, including those of Allen (one of Cole's teachers), Ashley, Budd, Gray, Harrison, Levine, Milgrom, Noth, Olson, and Wenham. The bibliography and footnotes are thorough and up-to-date. (For example, through the footnotes it was easy to become familiar with recent scholarly discussions of how to interpret the large numbers in the book.)
Cole includes extensive discussion of the literary structure of the book as a whole and of each section and subsection of the book. Since Numbers contains a diversity of material, an understanding of its structure is crucial if one is to see how the different pieces fit together. He sees God's faithfulness as a main theme of the book.
Cole has a great deal of experience with biblical archaeology, and he gives a lot of archaeological background detail in the commentary. I found especially interesting his discussion of the oldest known fragments from the book of Numbers, two tiny silver scrolls containing the priestly blessing (Num. 6:24-26) that date from around 600 B.C.