Introduction: Numbers

Title The book of Numbers is the fourth book of the Bible. The English title comes from the Latin Vulgate (Numeri) and the Greek Septuagint (Arithmoi). This title was presumably chosen because of the censuses and other numerical data in the book (chs. 1-4, 26). The oldest Hebrew title is "the Fifth (of the Torah …

Introduction: Letter to the Romans

Overview Author: Paul Date: AD 55-57 Provenance: Corinth Recipients: Christians in Rome Significance Romans is the longest extant Pauline epistle and the most complete exposition of the Pauline gospel. The expository argument . . . of Romans has played an immeasurable role in the centuries since, most especially in two ways: first, in helping to …

Review of Chapter 4 of The End of Christianity

In chapter 4 of The End of Christianity, Hector Avalos argues that we should end biblical studies as we know them. He has two main points: (1) the Bible is the product of a culture whose values and beliefs are no longer relevant to even most Christians and Jews; and (2) despite this irrelevance, the …