In my new series on the Gospel according to Matthew, I discuss Matthew 1—Jesus’s genealogy and birth.
Within this episode, I reflect upon the significance of the dimensions of Noah’s Ark.
Today, I talk to James Bejon about the book of Judges. You should follow him on Twitter.
In your video on numerology, you said that we should pay attention to the presence of very specific numbers in surprising places. One possible example I’d like for you to discuss is the five smooth stones of 1 Samuel 17:40. Why be so specific about FIVE stones, when he only ended up using one? And is there any point to the other peculiarly specific details here?
Do you know if there is any connection between the “seventy and sevenfold” of Genesis 4:24 and Jesus’s “seventy times seven” in Matt 18:22?
What is the significance of the book of Acts recording the number of people being saved (3000 in Acts 2, 5000 in Acts 4)?