Blogging the Bible




6 Responses to “Blogging the Bible”

  1. Michael Lasley Says:

    That is really interesting. Thanks for the link. Mikey

  2. Al Sturgeon Says:

    That must have taken someone a few minutes to do!

  3. Unicorn Says:

    My kind of man. Just read the first few comments on Genesis. Can’t wait to read more.

    Great link, JU

  4. juvenal_urbino Says:

    Thanks. Personally, I find it sort of doubly interesting because:

    a) it’s a Jewish person’s take on scripture, which Christians get too little of, and

    b) it’s a set of fresh eyes on scripture, which is very useful to long-term insiders, whose thoughts and mental habits when reading scripture tend to get extremely stale.

  5. Unicorn Says:

    For me, this ties in with Al’s recent posting on great teachers. My “great teacher” was my Old Testament prof in seminary, Allen Wehrli. He made the Old Testament “heroes” (Jacob, Samuel, Joseph and expecially David) come alive because he helped us see them as human beings, with feet of clay and beset with all the human foibles we see in folks around us, rather than the “holier than thou” pictures we got of them in Sunday School.
    In spite of their humanity and failings, they became instruments bringing about good in God’s name. These commentaries do the same for me. He takes the Bible seriously, but deals with the foibles and failures in the story-tellers tales in a humorous but intellectually honest way.
    A scholar who doesn’t take himself too seriously, nor projects on his subjects a holiness that isn’t there. Would there were more like him.

  6. Michael Lasley Says:

    Unicorn — I like your comment about the writer not taking himself too seriously. I think that’s another sign of a great teacher, actually. One that doesn’t have to use big words in order for students to know s/he has something worth learning. And this guy does that. He’s serious about his subject but not about himself. That’s all. No real point. I just liked yours.

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