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Archive of posts tagged Book of Genesis

The Bible – On The Waterfront

Isn’t this exciting? We’re out of the tedium of Genesis (world created, man falls, many people live and die. Oh, and attempted forced buggery and a spot of incest). We’re into Exodus now; the Bible has got going, that tricky first chapter is out of the way and the real action can start! When the [...]

The Bible – Joseph is an Evil Genius

Joseph‘s story continues… Ten of his eleven brothers travel to Egypt to buy food to get them through the famine. Incidentally, something has occurred to me: in the tales of Joseph, God seems to be more bothered by getting Joseph into a position of power than in either preventing/alleviating the famine or in making the Israelites get [...]

The Bible – I Have a Dream

When last we saw Joseph, he had been sold into slavery by his loving brothers and had his death faked. Obviously, things could only get worse! Joseph is sold to an Egyptian – the Bible hates the Egyptians – and is made the head servant over all the other servants. In fact, he is so [...]

The Bible – Steal Office Supplies

Last time, I let slip that Jacob was off to Haran. And that is exactly what happened. Jacob drops by and falls instantly in love with Rachel, the daughter of his mother’s brother, and offers to work for his uncle for 7 years so that he can marry his first cousin. Apparently that sort of [...]

The Bible – Sod ‘Em

Genesis 19 is a fun little tale, full of reversals and surprises.  It begins with two angels going to visit Lot in Sodom.  Lot welcomes them in and offers a good foot washing and feeding session.  As is polite and in custom with receiving visitors.  Especially angels.  Shortly after they arrive, the local men turn [...]