70 or 72? Do numbers count in Luke 10?

There’s a division of opinion about whether Luke wrote 70 or 72 in for the number Jesus sent out. I think it makes a difference and that there are arguments either way. But it seems a bit of a geeky question.

#cLectio – David’s counter culture

Who counts counts? Counts count numbers,‬ ‪overpower them, reducing them, demeaning them‬ ‪making them number, dumber, cannon fodder,‬ ‪forced labour, numbers & counters who don’t count, won’t count.‬ Beware those who count counter to those God counts dear. ‪#1Chronicles21 #cLectio #morningprayer A reflection for Twitter on 1 Chronicles 21 – the set reading for Morning Prayer today.

Measurement by story

Measurement is part and parcel of the recent Olympic Games. The fastest, highest or most guarantees Gold. But measurement by number isn’t what makes life count. I am enjoying Organic Community by Joseph Myers. He reminds us of the place of “story”. “Story is the universal measurement of life” and “reducing living organisms to a census count […]