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 [...]
For the people who follow Judaism, Genesis 17 I would imagine is very important. In this new chapter a lot happens. God decides to rename a few people, probably to keep things consistent further on in the book. Abram and Sarai get a great new makeover and emerge as Abraham and Sarah. This happened while [...]
We’re back and we get more Abram goodness. Genesis 14 opens with a war (always a page turner). Amraphel, King of Shinar; Arioch, King of Ellasar; Chedolaomer, King of Elam; and TIDAL KING OF NATIONS!! (Sorry about the capslock issue there, I think a name like that just deserves them). Anyway, it’s all a bit [...]
11:7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
For such a long book, I am often surprised to see that the things I learned as a child – and I thought these were the really important stories – are often really really short. I [...]
But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
In the first part, we saw how God placed temptation in the way of Adam and Eve, and then punished them when they fell for it. I think that this was the first “dick move” [...]
In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.
Bit of a secondary mission statement for these posts: I’m going to do some parts in a little detail and will skim over others. As anyone who has read the Bible knows, lots of it is just filler; lists of people, lists of begettings and shopping lists [...]