The book of Numbers must be one of the least read books in the Bible simply because the title “Numbers” unfortunately sounds rather boring. Dr Modine’s detailed knowledge of the Old Testament is demonstrated in this helpful commentary. He helps to bring this book alive and brings out lessons which we can apply to discipleship today.
Neville Bartle, DMiss
Former missionary to Papua New Guinea
Mitchel Modine brings out the dynamic spirit of the book of Numbers to challenge readers to pause and think deeper in order to capture its truths and their current relevance.
Jason Valeriano Hallig, PhD
Professor, Asia Graduate School of Theology
Table of Contents
- Series Preface
- Author’s Preface
- List of Abbreviations
- Commentary on Numbers 1–36
- The Importance of Symbols in Christianity: Reflections from the Philippine Context
- Sacred Fire in Papua New Guinea
- Blessing and Cursing in Tribal Societies
- Can God Speak through the Buddha?
- Sabbath Observance
- The Red Heifer and Eschatology
- Balaam the Shaman
- Can God Speak through a Pig?
- Marriage of Daughters in Nagaland, India