"Numbers" 15: 22-41 Research Paper by Nicky

A review of the "Book of Numbers" with a focus on chapter 15, verses 22-41.
# 150895 | 2,093 words | 14 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Apr 30, 2012 in Religion and Theology (The Bible) , English (Analysis)


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Description:

This paper discusses how "Numbers", in historical context, is part of the original five books of the Jewish Bible, the Torah, known as the Pentateuch and how it describes the beginning and end of the forty-year hiatus of wandering through the wilderness, and the trials and tribulations felt during that period. The paper provides an overview of the literative focus and consequences of each section of the selected text.

Outline:
Part 1 - Introduction and Typology
Part II - Analysis of the Text
Connection to the Old Testament
Hermeneutical Perspectives
Application of Numbers in the Contemporary World
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The story of Numbers is actually rather simplistic - it is a recounting of transition, and, like Job, a psychological organization of the manner in which God, through Moses, tested the Israelites to see if they were worth of having their own land. There are repeated trials and tribulations suffered by the people if they either do not obey God or Moses, or simply move apart and try to accomplish their own sense of organizing the world (Spence and Excell, 2009).. The message is quite clear: "Obey God and you will be rewarded, it may take some time, but eventually it will happen. Doubt God, and you will be punished." Structurally, it is more chronological than thematic, symbols are used within the original language of place names, events, and even phrases "the land of milk and honey," likely meaning, for instance, fertile land that will support livestock. In a deconstructionist mode, however, authorship, structure, and even alliteration are called into question and debated (Anderson, 1966, p. 382; Green 1968, pp. 103-95)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Anderson, B.W. (1966). Understanding the Old Testament. Prentice-Hall.
  • Ashley, T.R. (1995). The Book of Numbers. Eerdmans.
  • Coggins, R.J. (1990). Introducing the Old Testament. Oxford University Press.
  • Duquid, I.M and R.K. Hughes (2006). Numbers: God's Presence in the Wilderness. Good News Publishers.
  • Ginzberg, L. (2004). The Legends of the Jews, Volume 2. Kessinger Publications.

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