9781592640232-1592640230-Covenant & Conversation Numbers: The Wilderness Years (Covenant & Conversation: a Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible)

Covenant & Conversation Numbers: The Wilderness Years (Covenant & Conversation: a Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible)

ISBN-13: 9781592640232
ISBN-10: 1592640230
Author: Jonathan Sacks
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Maggid
Format: Hardcover 446 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781592640232
ISBN-10: 1592640230
Author: Jonathan Sacks
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Maggid
Format: Hardcover 446 pages

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Acknowledged author Jonathan Sacks wrote Covenant & Conversation Numbers: The Wilderness Years (Covenant & Conversation: a Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible) comprising 446 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1592640230 and 9781592640232. Since then Covenant & Conversation Numbers: The Wilderness Years (Covenant & Conversation: a Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.29 or rent at the marketplace.

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The book of Numbers in Hebrew, Bemidbar, In the Wilderness is a key text for our time. It is among the most searching, self-critical books in all of literature about what Nelson Mandela called the long walk to freedom. Its message is that there is no shortcut to liberty. Numbers is not an easy book to read, nor is it an optimistic one. It is a sober warning set in the midst of a text the Hebrew Bible that remains the West s master narrative of hope.
The Mosaic books, especially Exodus and Numbers, are about the journey from slavery to freedom and from oppression to law-governed liberty. On the map, the distance from Egypt to the Promised Land is not far. But the message of Numbers is that it always takes longer than you think. For the journey is not just physical, a walk across the desert. It is psychological, moral, and spiritual. It takes as long as the time needed for human beings to change.... You cannot arrive at freedom merely by escaping from slavery. It is won only when a nation takes upon itself the responsibilities of self-restraint, courage, and patience. Without that, a journey of a few hundred miles can take forty years. Even then, it has only just begun.

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