The Bible is not a book of proof texts to be shot at people. Each passage needs to be understood in the context of God's whole revelation, the true story told from Genesis to Revelation. This book tells us what the episode of what God's dealings with Balaam,
his ass, Balak, and the Israelites means in the Bible,for us today.This study also shows how Fundamentalists read the passage, how Dogmatists read it, how Higher-critical Deconstructivists treat Numbers 22-24,and how readers in the line of the Reformation listen to what God is sayng in these chapters, and asks:how do you read the Bible?
'The Bible is the most important text we will ever read, so we better get it right. In getting it right we need all the help we can get. Dr.Seerveld's help is as good as it gets - not in the form of rules or principles., but by plunging into one of the more interesting stories in the Bible and showing us how it works' Dr.Eugene Peterson, translator of 'The Message'.