On the front cover is a text from the Gospel of Mark arranged in a grid. You see four columns, each with three stanzas. Dr. Robert North, Counselor, and Scripture Scholar demonstrate in this book that translators of the Bible should arrange much of it in columns with parallel rows of text. When we do that, it becomes clear that Semitic authors want us to read down vertically AND horizontally. Dr. North calls this methodology, "Semitic Parallelism."
In this workbook, he shows that .Semitic Parallelism delineates the Biblical authors' chapter, verse, and other section breaks, which differ completely from those in our current Bibles. .Semitic Parallelism discloses the author's internal dictionary and commentary! .Semitic Parallelism proves that much of the Bible should be read as allegories and not as history. This discovery calls into question most of the historical, theological, and commentary conclusions of the past 2000 years. .
With Semitic Parallelism, we can determine where copyists have deleted and inserted text. As a result, we can largely reconstruct the original document!
Again, this is a workbook. The reader will be given opportunities to use principles to arrange for himself the Garden of Eden story, the Covenant, and sections from Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the Gospel of Thomas. With that knowledge, he will be able to organize other parts of the Bible as never before seen.
In a review of this Book, Dr. Barrie Wilson, former Chair and Senior Scholar in the Department of Religious Studies at York University noted: "Overall, an original, brilliant piece of detective work. A pleasure to see and read. One major implication of this discovery is that it shows that the Synoptic gospel authors not only were highly literate, but they were tapped into a Semitic mode of textual composition. They must have had an inordinate amount of time on their hands to arrange their text in such an elaborate fashion. Noticing that major thoughts are arranged in a threefold manner is one great contribution by Dr. North--but then to show that Old Testament and Semitic authors paired this arrangement with a later passage, now that's amazing!"