Many modern readers think of the Book of Numbers with a groan. And it does begin slowly, with several chapters detailing the census of Israel. But once we get past those chapters, Numbers becomes a thrilling narrative of Israel’s journey through the desert as well as a cautionary tale about how not to respond to the saving mercies of God. Fr. Patrick Reardon’s chapter-by-chapter analysis will help the reader glean the greatest possible profit from this oft-neglected book.
Homilies on Hannah, David and Saul Volume One By: St. John Chrysostom The homilies on David and Saul speak very well concerning loving our enemies and those who persecute us. The homilies on Hannah speak of prayer and touch upon being barren and the raising of children.
The Book of Genesis is foundational reading for the Christian, concerned as it is with the origins of our race and the beginnings of salvation history. Its opening pages provide the theological suppositions of the entire biblical story: Creation, especially that of man in God’s image, the structure of time, man’s relationship to God, the [...]
Ambrosiaster (“Star of Ambrose”) is the name given to the anonymous author of the earliest complete Latin commentary on the thirteen epistles of Paul. The commentaries were thought to have been written by Ambrose throughout the Middle Ages, but their authorship was challenged by Erasmus, whose arguments have proved decisive. The commentaries, which serve as [...]