Reading the Bible as Literature Week Eleven: Joshua 5 - Judges 2 The book of Joshua unfolds as a sequence of battles, one after the other, which demonstrates Joshua’s prowess as a military leader and ultimately result in the total settlement of Israel. The most prominent anecdotes include the sacking of Jericho and of Ai, … Continue reading Joshua 5-Judges 2 #2018BibleRBR
Reading the Bible as Literature Week Five: Exodus 33-Leviticus 13 I’m going to be honest and say that I probably won’t have much to write as we work our way through the Book of Leviticus (the Third Book of Moses). The same will probably be true of Deuteronomy, too (although, if I remember correctly, some … Continue reading Exodus 33-Leviticus 13 #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 … Continue reading Exodus 13-Exodus 32 #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 … Continue reading Genesis 43-Exodus 12 #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 … Continue reading Genesis 25-42 #2018BibleRBR
Welcome to the Sign-Up Post for the 2018 Reading the Bible Event! About the Event: The Christian bible is one of the most influential texts in western literature. As someone who reads literature for pleasure/edification and who teaches Literature in English at the college level, I frequently re-familiarize myself with many historically rich texts from … Continue reading 2018 Reading the Bible as Literature Event
Today, I'm participating in Dewey's 24-hour readathon. Haven't heard of it? Find all you need to know right here! UPDATE 3: 10:30PM (HOUR 16) Books Completed: 2.5 Pages Read: UPDATE 2: 2:30PM (HOUR 8) Books Completed: 1.5 Pages Read: 462 Current Read: The Long Walk by Stephen King Other: I'm still going! … Continue reading Dewey’s #Readathon Updates!