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Numbers (review)

Numbers (review) Frank H. Gorman Jr. Hebrew Studies, Volume 38, 1997, pp. 116-118 (Review) Published by National Association of Professors of Hebrew DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hbr.1997.0027 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/437033/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 04:37 GMT from JHU Libraries Hebrew Studies 38 (1997) 116 Reviews ployed for background infonnation." Thus it is best to view foregrounding and backgrounding "as a secondary phenomena or by-product of the issue of the sequentiality and non-sequentiality" of the discourse (p. 297). This work has many interesting insights which go beyond the points outlined above. Unfortunately, its usefulness is diminished somewhat by the author's complex prose. Nevertheless, this work should prove helpful to those who are interested in the development of a discourse grammar of biblical Hebrew. Michael Rosenbaum Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel NUMBERS. By Eryl W. Davies. New Century Bible Commentary. Pp. lxxiv + 378. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1995. Paper, $23.99. Eryl W. Davies, senior lecturer in religious studies at the University of Wales, Bangor in North Wales, has written a useful and usable commentary on Numbers. Although he argues that the majority of Numbers is priestly, he recognizes the presence of non-priestly material as well (10:29-12:15; 20:14-21; 21:12-32; 22:2-25:5; P http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

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Frank H. Gorman Jr. Hebrew Studies, Volume 38, 1997, pp. 116-118 (Review) Published by National Association of Professors of Hebrew DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/hbr.1997.0027 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/437033/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 04:37 GMT from JHU Libraries Hebrew Studies 38 (1997) 116 Reviews ployed for background infonnation." Thus it is best to view foregrounding and backgrounding "as a secondary phenomena or by-product of the issue of the sequentiality and non-sequentiality" of the discourse (p. 297). This work has many interesting insights which go beyond the points outlined above. Unfortunately, its usefulness is diminished somewhat by the author's complex prose. Nevertheless, this work should prove helpful to those who are interested in the development of a discourse grammar of biblical Hebrew. Michael Rosenbaum Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel NUMBERS. By Eryl W. Davies. New Century Bible Commentary. Pp. lxxiv + 378. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1995. Paper, $23.99. Eryl W. Davies, senior lecturer in religious studies at the University of Wales, Bangor in North Wales, has written a useful and usable commentary on Numbers. Although he argues that the majority of Numbers is priestly, he recognizes the presence of non-priestly material as well (10:29-12:15; 20:14-21; 21:12-32; 22:2-25:5; P

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Hebrew StudiesNational Association of Professors of Hebrew

Published: Oct 5, 2011

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