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Genesis 25-33: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob

Despite his advanced age, Abraham somehow manages to remarry after the death of Sarah, and fathers yet more children (as if the first two hadn’t resulted in enough troubles). Fortunately – since there’s quite enough internecine bloodshed in this book … Continue reading

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Genesis 27- 29: The Soap Opera continues.

Genesis 27 Isaac is counting the days, wants some venison, which is quite dear. [What do you call Bambi with his eyes poked out? No idea. What do you call Bambi with his eyes poked out and his legs chopped … Continue reading

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Genesis 22 to 24: death, marriage and sacrifice

Chapter 22, in which Isaac nearly gets sacrificed. Given this rather unpleasant and bloody scene (at least for the Ram, and probably fairly traumatic for the kid too), it seems somewhat appropriate that at least some Jewish and Muslim traditions … Continue reading

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Genesis 23 and 24- Sarah snuffs it, Isaac gets a wife

Chapter 23 Sarah is cruelly snatched in the first flush of youth, a mere 127. Abraham insists on paying the local yokels for a decent burial site, haggling them upwards from nothing to 400 smackeroos.. Why she(ke)lling out was so … Continue reading

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Genesis 13 to 17- smiting, land grabs, inconceivable fertility

Chapter 13 Abram and his brother’s kid Lot are big and rich Ch 13 verse 6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great,so that they could not dwell … Continue reading

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