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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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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 7-21: women get a raw deal

Yes, I know this may be a bit of a recurring theme, but it does stand out quite remarkably here. Perhaps because I’ve been slacking a bit so I’m having to have a catch-up session, reading 3 days’ worth of … Continue reading

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Genesis 8 to 12- Arks, Babels, Cuckolds and Dogging

So, the waters recede… Ch 8 verse 21: And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of a man’s … Continue reading

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