The Book of Numbers: New International Commentary on the Old Testament [NICOT]Timothy AshleyWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 1993 / Hardcover$35.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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David KilpatrickNorth Syracuse, NYAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5A helpful treatment of NumbersJune 3, 2012David KilpatrickNorth Syracuse, NYAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I've read through the Bible twice in the last two years, and each time I've gone through Numbers, I've found myself turning to this commentary and the Tyndale OTC (Wenham). I find the two both helpful and complementary - they both include helpful info the other doesn't.
I haven't read this through, and only turn to this when the "going gets tough" in terms of understanding some of the difficult passages in Numbers. This volume comes through nicely in those cases, making sense of the unusual most every time. But I'd supplement it with the Tyndale one as well. Also, I recently read John Walton's "Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament," which gave me the background to make Ashley's commentary all the more insightful.
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