Grant first noticed the principle of numerical structure as he studied the book of Psalms—the division into five separate books, the acrostic nature of many Psalms, and similar patterns unique to each Psalm. Though Grant studied the numerical structure of the entire Bible, he began with—and constantly returned to—the Psalms, making this volume an important window into the nature and scope of his interpretive project. In this volume, Grant also connects the numerical structure of the Psalms to the person and work of Christ.
Born in London in 1834, Frederick W. Grant converted to Christianity while reading the Bible. He attended King’s College before traveling to Toronto. At the time, the Church of England was expanding in Canada, and Grant became ordained. He later moved to the United States, and lived in Brooklyn, New York before moving to Plainfield, New Jersey. Grant was also deeply influenced by the teachings of the Plymouth Brethren. Grant died in 1902.