Category Archives: Moses

Kill the trannies, adulterers, and rape the POWs: Deuteronomy 11 to 23

God’s sanctioned way with dealing with a good lookin’ female Prisoner of War- kidnap her, cut her hair off and nails (she might scratch!) Give her a month to get over your murder of her folks. Rape her. Seemed like … Continue reading

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A Mosaic of murder, invasion, slavery and incest: Numbers 31 to 36

In which Moses commands murder of men, children and non-virgins. And then enforces incest. No, really. Numbers 31 God tells Moses He wants him for One Last Job Verse 2 Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt … Continue reading

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Exodus 32-40: more bloodshed, more gold

OK, I’m even further behind now. Blame the evil three legged cat (I’m sure there must be something in this fat book about casting weird little yowly three-legged things like that out into the wilderness). He killed Marc’s computer monitor … Continue reading

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Exodus 24-31: some very, very detailed instructions

I’ve slightly had my comeuppance here. OK, so I decided to talk about the importance of ritual in my last post. But this section is really going for it – although I suppose if you’re setting out details of religious … Continue reading

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Exodus 17-23: rules and regulations

Still wandering in the wilderness in the south of the Sinai peninsula, the Israelites apparently haven’t yet learnt the graceful art of gratitude, but continue to get snitty with Moses at every opportunity: 17/2 “Wherefore the people did chide with … Continue reading

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Exodus 13-16: Red Sea and white fluffy food

Having fled slavery in Egypt, the Israelites receive various new orders from God, generally via Moses. Many of those in chapter 13 seem to confirm the patriarchal nature of this religious regime, demanding initially that the firstborn – “whatsoever openeth … Continue reading

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Exodus 1-6: The Market Theory of Deities

So, after the massive dramas of Genesis, I’m finally on to Exodus. I don’t think I was quite prepared for exactly how much stuff Genesis was going to cover – I mean, one of the reasons I decided to do … Continue reading

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