Eric Eichenger: Faith by Numbers: Deciphering Doctrine with Biblical Numerology

If God was trying to teach you something through His intentional use of numbers in the Bible, would you want to know?

Numbers matter in many aspects of our lives. They matter in the Bible too. Whether we realize it or not, Christ teaches us through the numeric rhythms of His Word.

Faith by NumbersΒ is a thematic approach to the Scriptures which helps Christians examine the Bible in a unique way, while reinforcing the core tenants of our beliefs. Several numbers in the Bible, specifically 3, 7, 8, 10, 12, & 40 reoccur many times and with deep significance. These numbers connect quite readily and often point to their catechetical counterparts of doctrine like; the Trinity, the Lord’s Prayer, Baptism, the Ten Commandments, Holy Communion, and Confession & Absolution.

Lutheran pastor and author, Rev. Eric Eichinger, employs his wit and wisdom in this joy of a study tool. New and seasoned readers of the Bible will be delighted to discover the not often recognized underlying meanings and theological relevance of this Biblical design pattern.

By examining these Biblical numbers, the way God uses them, we find meaning not easily seen, which further illuminates the gifts we have in Jesus.

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