By William Thomas Miller
This compact research begins with Numbers, following the tale from exodus to the barren region. The structure is Socratic, asking as many step by step questions as turns out moderate and delivering the solutions on the again to motivate word taking and dialogue beforehand.
The 40 years of strife depict the deep religious stresses skilled by means of the selected humans (and through God), and will serve our personal realizing for surviving demanding situations as a humans known as by way of God. one other lesson is the numerous position of historic Jewish laypeople inside 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 historical teamwork in worship can reduction our personal sleek worship customs.
“With many years of Torah examine and instructing in the back of Miller, A Compact learn of Numbers could be of large aid to the start scholar of the Torah in addition to to extra professional students. it's very hugely recommended.”
—Owen F. Cummings, Deacon, Regents’ Professor of Theology and educational Dean, Mount Angel Seminary, Oregon
“Miller deals an in depth interpreting of the key sections [of the booklet of Numbers] with expertise of the literary difficulties concerned. through appending considerate questions, Miller directs the readers again to the textual content, and through offering solutions to the questions, he maintains to have interaction the readers. This e-book is perfect for instructing at many various levels.”
—John R. Donahue, Raymond E. Brown extraordinary Professor of recent testomony reports (emeritus), St. Mary’s Seminary and collage, Baltimore, Maryland
William T. Miller, SJ, is an accessory affiliate Professor of previous testomony at Loyola collage 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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