The book of Numbers tells the story of Israel’s experience, ranging from their exodus out of Egypt to their entrance into the Promised Land. The lives of two generations are recorded: the first lacking in faith and receiving their just punishment from God, and the second believing the Word of God and so entering into their inheritance as his children.
Like those generations of Israelites, Christians today are also on a journey between events of deepest significance—from the work of Christ that provides our exodus from bondage to sin and death to Jesus’ second coming that ushers his children into the true and final promised land of heaven.
Author Iain Duguid aids both pastors and laypeople on this journey by explaining the profundities of the biblical text, especially its less transparent portions, and communicating the lasting message of God’s devotion to those who follow him in faith.
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Iain M. Duguid (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is professor of religion at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, and visiting professor of Old Testament at Westminster Seminary California. He has written numerous works of biblical exposition, including Ezekiel in the NIV Application Commentary series, Numbers in the Preaching the Word series, and Esther & Ruth in the Reformed Expository Commentary series.