Exodus 13-Exodus 32 #2018BibleRBR

Reading the Bible as Literature Week Four: Exodus 13 – Exodus 32 As we wrap-up our first month of reading the Christian bible as literature, we come to the end of the second book, Exodus. We do have a few chapters left, but those will be included in the first week’s discussion for February. This…

Genesis 43-Exodus 12 #2018BibleRBR

Reading the Bible as Literature Week Three: Genesis 43-Exodus 12 This week's reading brought us to the end of Genesis, the first book of Moses, and into the second book, Exodus. In the conclusion of Genesis, we see the decline of the tribe of Joseph (or the death of Joseph the person, depending on how…

Genesis 25-42 #2018BibleRBR

Reading the Bible as Literature Week Two: Genesis 25-42 This second week of reading Genesis continued to provide rich history and rich stories of characters that turn out to be more than they appear. Last week, I mentioned my annoyance with the Bible writers’ propensity for listing lineages in quick succession. This practice has always…

Genesis 1-24 #2018BibleRBR

Reading the Bible as Literature Week One: Genesis 1-24 Genesis is one of the most interesting and rewarding books of the bible. There is a whole lot going on, and a lot that precedes/prefigures events that come later, both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament. Sure, there are some dull moments, where…