Biblical writers infrequently consciously used numerical patterns or codes in their compositions.
What is the “canonical approach,” and in what respect is its main supporting argument a “shell game”?
The following article is an attempt by the author to explain and correct an unfortunate choice of terminology early in his career. That poor choice may have influenced others as they were formulating their own ideas on ancient Jewish hermeneutics. While doing so, they tapped a rather startling source in support of their conclusions.