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Leviticus 11 to 13: I got you under my skin…

Leviticus 11 God tells Moses what is edible and what ain’t. Verse 20-2: “All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you. Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon … 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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Genesis 39-45: dreams and deceits in Egypt

So, having had a bit of a weird diversion on the subject of Judah’s rather disturbing family unit, we’re back to Joseph (minus Technicolour Dream Coat), who has been flogged off to some traders and taken to Egypt as a … Continue reading

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Anita Diamant: The Red Tent

The Red Tent tells the story of Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, who appears briefly to be ‘taken and defiled’ in Genesis 34 and is never mentioned again. http://rcm-uk.amazon.co.uk/e/cm?t=thek-21&o=2&p=8&l=as1&asins=0330487965&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr The novel is by Anita Diamant, an American writer who has … Continue reading

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Genesis 34-36; massacres, cheating and the slow delineation of the People of Israel

Chapter 34 starts very interestingly with the brief story of Dinah. I had wanted to combine writing about this with the novel The Red Tent, but Genesis has bowled along a lot quicker than I expected, so I’ll have to … Continue reading

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Genesis 35-36: no outstanding acts of depravity this time

Chapters 35 Monotheism versus polytheism- God tells Jacob to go to Bethel and Him an altar. Jacob tells his family to leave their phony gods behind. God lays down some suppressing fire Verse 5 “And they journeyed: and the terror … Continue reading

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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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