I spend most of my working life as a professor in the School of Accounting at the University of South Africa and as partner in a firm of Chartered Accountants. Now, for the first time, I have enough time to try something totally different. I do not claim to have any literary or theological training.
I nevertheless felt I could apply my research experience in another field, investigating the role and place of numbers in the bible. The results even surprised me.
I also wanted to prove an accountant can write a thriller, from there the Killer Fungus.
What is the reason for writing this book
I originally started to work on this book because I did not grasp the purpose or the meaning of the numbers that appears regularly throughout in the bible. It is clearly obvious that numbers were included for a reason, otherwise why add it? I suspect that this lack of knowledge frustrates many of my fellow Christian brothers and sisters as well. That is then the reason for setting out my research results in the format of an electronic book.
A scientist discovered a killer fungus. A twin brother-sister team was determined to gain and control the research. They clash with a vicious North Korean agent who used bribery; politics and judicial action; and lastly brute force to get his way. In the end the events involved the Chinese who wanted to annexed Topia.
In a nut-shell, this book strives to explain the purpose and meaning of numbers and how it connects a main biblical message to the text where the number appears.
The bible uses literary techniques to highlight items and to add passion (emotion) and understanding to concepts. Numbers, as part of a literary number technique, appear abundantly throughout the bible.