“Considering that the Israelites numbered 600,000 men, plus their families and
livestock, plus all the hangers-on accompanying them, we’re looking at a
company of some two to three million people.”
More than a compendium of the Bible, this book is filled with questions about Scripture within both the Old and New Testaments and provides answers that may leave one more curious than ever to find answers to additional questions they might have. Included are genealogies about notable Bible characters like Moses and his family, when they were born, and how surprisingly old in years they were when they died. Chronologies provide a more concise look at Egypt, the plagues, the flood, and other noteworthy events. Dr. Leland includes several “You Are There” narratives, suggesting what it might have been like to have been there observing the event. He also looks at both Testaments and how they speak to the continuous conflict between God/Christ and Satan and how God’s sovereignty overcomes Satan›s opposition every time.
Dr. Leland has painstakingly calculated, in dollars, the staggering amount of gold it took to build the Temple. He has estimated Solomon’s total wealth, including an outline of where it ended up and the value of many items associated with the Temple. With Dr. Leland’s book as a companion, anyone who reads or studies the Bible will hopefully find a deeper understanding of God›s Word. He has found that questions asked, and questions answered, increase faith and bring about greater spiritual growth. The Appendices contain various charts, instructive quotes, and catchy Biblical phrases that hopefully will inspire deeper thought and provide “seed” material for whoever is presenting God’s Word to others. Dr. Leland applies his knowledge and research to many biblical dilemmas in which the curious will delight.
– The US Review of Books