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.
|Title of host publication||Postcolonial commentary and the Old Testament|
|Place of Publication||London, UK|
|Publisher||T&T Clark (International)|
|Number of pages||13|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9780567680969, 9780567680990|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|