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The Bible – Short Back and Sides

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 [...]

The Bible – The Adventures of Abram

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 [...]

The Bible – Short and Important Stories

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 [...]

The Bible – What Adam Did Next

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” [...]

The Bible – Let’s Begin

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 [...]

The Bible – Singalong Edition

It appears that it’s somewhat traditional to start a new year by reading the Bible. At least it is according to Reading and Critically Reviewing the Bible in 365 Days.  Now, I appreciate that I am somewhat behind (it being 15 January and all), but that will not stop me!  I plan to read [...]