The People's Bible Commentary - Leviticus and Numbers: A Bible commentary for every day

The People's Bible Commentary - Leviticus and Numbers: A Bible commentary for every day

Author : Mike Butterworth
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The books of Leviticus and Numbers take us to the edge of the promised land and prepare us for the next stage in the fulfilment of God's promises to Abraham.

Title The People's Bible Commentary - Leviticus and Numbers: A Bible commentary for every day
Author Mike Butterworth
Description

The books of Leviticus and Numbers take us to the edge of the promised land and prepare us for the next stage in the fulfilment of God's promises to Abraham.

While both books show God as all-powerful redeemer, the theme of holiness is particularly emphasized in Leviticus - because God is holy, his people must be holy and must approach him on his terms. Numbers continues this theme but focuses on God's long-suffering nature and the fulfilment of the promise of land.

While these two books can look forbidding to the first-time reader, with their details about sacrificial rituals, purity laws and territorial divisions, they contain vital background for understanding the New Testament. Understanding their message helps us to grasp more fully the significance of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ who 'died according to the Scriptures' (1 Corinthians 15:3), and also challenges us with crucial questions about the nature of God.

Details
  • Product code: DOWN1929
  • Published: 15 August 2003
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192

The books of Leviticus and Numbers take us to the edge of the promised land and prepare us for the next stage in the fulfilment of God's promises to Abraham.

While both books show God as all-powerful redeemer, the theme of holiness is particularly emphasized in Leviticus - because God is holy, his people must be holy and must approach him on his terms. Numbers continues this theme but focuses on God's long-suffering nature and the fulfilment of the promise of land.

While these two books can look forbidding to the first-time reader, with their details about sacrificial rituals, purity laws and territorial divisions, they contain vital background for understanding the New Testament. Understanding their message helps us to grasp more fully the significance of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ who 'died according to the Scriptures' (1 Corinthians 15:3), and also challenges us with crucial questions about the nature of God.

The Revd Dr Mike Butterworth has been involved in theological education for the past thirty years in India and Britain. He is currently Principal of St Albans and Oxford Ministry Course and is also involved in practical ministry at his local village church.