Description: Is the book of Numbers an unreadable text? What
readers of the book encounter is a huge amount of
immensely variegated materials. These are seemingly
mixed without an overarching
has rendered the judgment that Numbers may
be apprehended as the ’junk room of the priestly
The present thesis takes a firm grasp of the narrative
features of the book, and ask how these contribute
to, and disrupt, the coherence of the work.
The aim is to describe the features and to evaluate
their effects, which constitutes a unique contribution
to the discussion on Numbers.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Numbers, Literature
Review by Benjamin D. Giffone
Citation: Benjamin D. Giffone, review of Josef Forsling, Composite Artistry in the Book of Numbers: A Study in Biblical Narrative Conventions, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).
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