A Compact Study of Numbers

By William T. Miller

A Compact Study of Numbers

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  • ISBN: 9781620327708
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication Date: 12/10/2013
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A Compact Study of Numbers

By William T. Miller

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781620327708
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication Date: 12/10/2013
  • Retail Price: $30.00
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  • ISBN: 9781620327708
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  • Publication Date: 12/10/2013
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About-

Individuals and groups reading the Scriptures for their own enrichment can find appropriate guides for Genesis and Exodus. Numbers is another matter. The complexities of ritual laws, holy days, moral codes, and conflicts experienced by Moses and the people during their forty years in the wilderness form a daunting maze. Average readers, especially Christians, are often unsure of the inner logic of the regulations or of how to apply the sound theology found therein.

This compact study starts with Numbers, following the story from exodus to the wilderness. The format is Socratic, asking as many step-by-step questions as seems reasonable and providing the answers at the back to encourage note taking and discussion beforehand.

The forty years of strife depict the deep spiritual stresses experienced by the Chosen People (and by God), and can serve our own understanding for surviving challenges as a people called by God. Another lesson is the significant role of ancient Jewish laypeople within their system of ritual and prayer. They did much more than simply watch priests handle altar sacrifices and incense. A better understanding of that ancient teamwork in worship can aid our own modern worship customs.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"With decades of Torah study and teaching behind Miller, A Compact Study of Numbers will be of enormous help to the beginning student of the Torah as well as to more seasoned scholars. It is very highly recommended."
--Owen F. Cummings, Deacon, Regents' Professor of Theology and Academic Dean, Mount Angel Seminary, Oregon

"Miller offers a close reading of the major sections [of the book of Numbers] with awareness of the literary problems involved. By appending thoughtful questions, Miller directs the readers back to the text, and by providing answers to the questions, he continues to engage the readers. This book is ideal for teaching at many different levels."
--John R. Donahue, Raymond E. Brown Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies (emeritus), St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, Maryland

Contributors-

William T. Miller

Bio(s)-

William T. Miller, SJ, is an adjunct Associate Professor of Old Testament at Loyola University Maryland, in Baltimore. He has published introductory commentaries on Genesis (2006) and Exodus (2009). In the past he has taught undergraduates as well as graduate students and seminarians.

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