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By Pekka Pitkänen

This booklet presents a brand new interpreting of the biblical publication of Numbers in a remark shape. Mainstream readings have tended to work out the ebook as a haphazard junkyard of fabric that connects Genesis–Leviticus with Deuteronomy (and Joshua), composed at a overdue degree within the background of historical Israel. By distinction, this ebook reads Numbers as a part of a much broader paintings of Genesis–Joshua, a gently crafted programmatic settler colonial rfile for a brand new society in Canaanite highlands within the past due moment millennium BCE that seeks to switch pre-existing indigenous societies. within the context of the great impression that the biblical records have had at the international within the last 2,000–3,000 years, the publication additionally bargains guidelines in the direction of interpreting those texts today. This quantity is an engaging research of this article, and should be of curiosity not just to biblical students, yet to someone with an curiosity within the historical past of the traditional Levant, and colonisation and colonialism within the old international extra broadly.

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