Numbers begins with the joyful occasion of Israel accepting the covenant at Mount Sinai, and preparing to begin their journey to the promise land. But grumbling soon sets in, and the people of Israel begin a slow trajectory towards rebellion and complaining, and yet constantly encounter God's grace-even when he disciplines them. David Stubbs in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible: Numbers seeks to illuminate this theme as it is presented throughout the book. He understands, as the entire series does, Numbers s Christian Scripture, and as such seeks to illuminate the meaning of the final (Canonical) form of the text. Insightful, and theologically grounded in the tradition of the Nicene Creed, this commentary does not simply explain, it interprets explains the theology of this much under-studied book of the Bible.
This ninth volume in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible offers a theological exegesis of Numbers. This commentary, like each in the series, is designed to serve the church--through aid in preaching, teaching, study groups, and so forth--and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible.
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David L. Stubbs (PhD, Duke University) is associate professor of ethics and theology at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, and has worked in college ministries and worship leadership for many years. He is also part of a task force on sacramental practice in the Presbyterian Church.