The Numerical Bible by F.W.Grant
F. W. Grant was born in London on July 25th 1834 and
received his call from the Lord, to come home, at Plainfield New Jersey on July
25th, 1902. Two overriding passions that consumed him throughout his many years
of ministry were, the thought of making Christ more precious to others, and
promoting the reading and study of His word.
Converted to Christ through the reading of Scripture, his years of ministry began with ordination in the Church of England. Not many years later he was convicted to leave the "system" of churchianity and embrace the more simplistic modes of worship and the enjoyment of Christian fellowship as adopted by the so-called "Brethren" (Plymouth). Those who knew him loved him for the nobility of his character, and the simplicity and dignity he exhibited of his faith in walk and life.
As usual with the Brethren, he was well versed in typology and the typical applications of Scripture. But more than this, Grant developed a thorough understanding of the symbolism, or alternative meanings, of the Word. Having been attracted to a thorough study of the Psalms, over years of diligence in mining the secrets within this particular book, he began to see a numerical arrangement that created certain divisions. Later he found this same structure was an integral part of all Gods Word. The substance of these labors are contained in the Bible commentary for which he is best known, "The Numerical Bible."
While it is difficult to quantify the value of the numerical structure or division of the texts of Scripture on a level such as he developed, the same cannot be said with regard to the symbolism he uncovered. Correct interpretation in this area has numerous practical advantages for the believer. It resolves many of the conflicts that arise from misinterpreting confusing texts. As these conflicts are resolved, one is drawn closer to the mind of the Spirit and spiritual thought. Accordingly, this type of study promotes and assists on the path leading to a deeper spiritual life and walk.
A valuable commentary for any student of the Bible, and a great aid in the area of symbolism.
Available through: Loizeaux Brothers, and the used book market.
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