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By Pekka Pitkänen

This booklet offers a brand new analyzing of the biblical publication of Numbers in a statement shape. Mainstream readings have tended to determine the ebook as a haphazard junkyard of fabric that connects Genesis–Leviticus with Deuteronomy (and Joshua), composed at a past due level within the heritage of historic Israel. By distinction, this ebook reads Numbers as a part of a much wider paintings of Genesis–Joshua, a gently crafted programmatic settler colonial record for a brand new society in Canaanite highlands within the overdue moment millennium BCE that seeks to interchange pre-existing indigenous societies. within the context of the super effect that the biblical files have had at the international within the last 2,000–3,000 years, the e-book additionally deals tips in the direction of examining those texts today. This quantity is an interesting learn of this article, and may be of curiosity not just to biblical students, yet to an individual with an curiosity within the historical past of the traditional Levant, and colonisation and colonialism within the historic international extra broadly.

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