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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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Genesis 5-6: the prelude to the soggy bit

One of the many hideous memories I have of the long and painful years I spent at Old Palace School for Girls in Croydon is of a production one of the dance classes put on, including the song The Animals … Continue reading

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Genesis 1-4: in the beginning

Was… not the Word. This is the first thing that’s struck me reading these key first chapters – because there are so many versions and some of the phrasing is so magnificent, bits you’ve heard quoted elsewhere stick in your … Continue reading

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Genesis 1 to 4- "stop me if you’ve read this one before"

Well, this is familiar. The story I’ve had drilled into me at various (sort of religious) prep schools and via paintings and myths and all the rest of it. It is the “Christian” creation mythology. Garden of Eden, serpents, fruit … Continue reading

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