Richard Bauckham to visit St Paul’s Theological Centre
Tomorrow morning actually, to lecture on the book of Revelation at our School of Theology Bible Track. I'm hoping that his lecture will finally clear up the obviously pressing question as to whether the 666 of Rev. 13:8 is really related to Obama or not. Numerologists often link the number 6 to the letter 'O', and bama is Hebrew for 'high places' – associated with all kinds of sin in the OT. So perhaps we have here already sufficient ground for concern ... (that is my careful exegetical observation for the day) Probably the most learned scholar of early Christianity in the whole world, I have the honour of introducing Bauckham and taking him out to lunch. So I'll see if I can get someone to take the compulsory picture of me grinning next to him!