Numbing numbers: Land and people of the wilderness

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Abstract

Location influences/numbs the wilderness narrative, as well as its readers and readings. This chapter offers a postcolonial reading with islander twists in the interests of and out of loyalty to the wilderness-land and its first peoples, protesting the numbing affects in and of the book of Numbers. i am encouraged by the ways in which Numbers numbs the reading of its orientation: Numbers presents Israel as rebels against God and their leaders, yet continues to embrace and lead Israel along, not fully numbed. I engaged some of the ways in which Numbers numb readers and critics, but i cannot say that i have in the end numbed Numbers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPostcolonial commentary and the Old Testament
EditorsHemchand Gossai
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherT&T Clark (International)
Chapter5
Pages57-69
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780567680969, 9780567680990
ISBN (Print)9780567680952
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Havea, J. (2019). Numbing numbers: Land and people of the wilderness. In H. Gossai (Ed.), Postcolonial commentary and the Old Testament (pp. 57-69). New York: T&T Clark (International).
Havea, Jione. / Numbing numbers : Land and people of the wilderness. Postcolonial commentary and the Old Testament. editor / Hemchand Gossai. New York : T&T Clark (International), 2019. pp. 57-69
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Havea, J 2019, Numbing numbers: Land and people of the wilderness. in H Gossai (ed.), Postcolonial commentary and the Old Testament. T&T Clark (International), New York, pp. 57-69.

Numbing numbers : Land and people of the wilderness. / Havea, Jione.

Postcolonial commentary and the Old Testament. ed. / Hemchand Gossai. New York : T&T Clark (International), 2019. p. 57-69.

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Havea J. Numbing numbers: Land and people of the wilderness. In Gossai H, editor, Postcolonial commentary and the Old Testament. New York: T&T Clark (International). 2019. p. 57-69