Item description for Numbers (Interpretation, a Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching) by Dennis T. Olson...
Overview The book of Numbers is the story of the people of Israel in the wilderness as they departed from slavery in Egypt to the freedom of the promised land of Canaan. It contains a variety of materials relating to this transition from the old generation of Israel to the new, including stories and laws, census lists, instructions for worship, reports of military battles, and accounts of legal disputes.
Numbers chronicles a community faced with many competing interests, groups, and issues, endeavoring to define itself and its mission in the world. Dennis Olsen offers readers a comprehensive interpretation of this often overlooked book. He provides a thoroughly contemporary reading of Numbers that enlightens the modern church as it navigates the contemporary wilderness of pluralism, competing voices, and and shifting foundations.
Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.36" Width: 6.38" Height: 0.88" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1996
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Series Interpretation Commentary
ISBN 0804231044 ISBN13 9780804231046
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More About Dennis T. Olson
Dennis T. Olsen is Charles T. Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. His published works include "Deuteronomy and the Death of Moses, A Theological Reading" and "Pentateuchal Narratives".
Dennis T. Olson has published or released items in the following series...
Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching & Preaching
Reviews - What do customers think about Numbers (Interpretation, a Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching)?
Decent if unrealiable Oct 6, 2005
Dennis Olson (Ph.D. Yale; Princeton Seminary OT prof.) is an extremely careful and thoughtful scholar, with a world-class reputation. This is an above-average entry in this highly uneven Interpretation series.
Olson has a 'canonical' approach which, while accepting critical views of the Bible, makes them secondary. And this Interpretation series is geared for pastoral application. Nevertheless, his critical assumption sometimes overwhelm his interpretations. I would not use this as my first or only commentary on Numbers.
Often lively and original, this makes solid (and readable) supplemental study for the student who wants a range of opinions on the text.