William Thomas Miller's A Compact Study of Numbers PDF

By William Thomas Miller

members and teams examining the Scriptures for his or her personal enrichment can locate applicable courses for Genesis and Exodus. Numbers is one other topic. The complexities of formality legislation, holy days, ethical codes, and conflicts skilled by way of Moses and the folks in the course of their 40 years within the wasteland shape a frightening maze. general readers, particularly Christians, are frequently uncertain of the interior common sense of the rules or of the way to use the sound theology stumbled on therein.

This compact examine begins with Numbers, following the tale from exodus to the desolate tract. The layout is Socratic, asking as many step by step questions as turns out average and supplying the solutions on the again to inspire be aware taking and dialogue beforehand.

The 40 years of strife depict the deep non secular stresses skilled by means of the selected humans (and via God), and will serve our personal realizing for surviving demanding situations as a humans referred to as by way of God. one other lesson is the numerous position of historic Jewish laypeople inside of their procedure of formality and prayer. They did even more than just watch monks deal with altar sacrifices and incense. a greater figuring out of that historic teamwork in worship can relief our personal smooth worship customs.

“With a long time of Torah research and educating at the back of Miller, A Compact examine of Numbers can be of large support to the start scholar of the Torah in addition to to extra pro students. it's very hugely recommended.”
—Owen F. Cummings, Deacon, Regents’ Professor of Theology and educational Dean, Mount Angel Seminary, Oregon

“Miller bargains an in depth analyzing of the key sections [of the publication of Numbers] with understanding of the literary difficulties concerned. by way of appending considerate questions, Miller directs the readers again to the textual content, and via supplying solutions to the questions, he keeps to interact the readers. This publication is perfect for educating at many various levels.”
—John R. Donahue, Raymond E. Brown exotic Professor of latest testomony reviews (emeritus), St. Mary’s Seminary and college, Baltimore, Maryland

William T. Miller, SJ, is an accessory affiliate Professor of outdated testomony at Loyola college Maryland, in Baltimore. He has released introductory commentaries on Genesis (2006) and Exodus (2009). some time past he has taught undergraduates in addition to graduate scholars and seminarians.

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