And so Genesis 50 closes out the book quietly and solemnly. Jacob has died and Joseph follows. It is a time to grieve the loss of these two great men of faith. So how exactly to Egyptians honor the dead? Oh yes, I remember . . .
THEY MUMMIFY THEIR CORPSES!
Who knew that Jacob and Joseph become the stuff of childhood nightmares and terrible Brendan Fraser movies?
I really do learn something new every day.
One thing I would like to do is celebrate each book of the Bible that I finish. I want to do something that thematically ties into what I read. I have several ideas but I would love some help from you. Here is what I have so far:
- Eat an exotic fruit
- Build a model ark
- Walk around downtown blessing strangers
- Listen to Genesis (the band) all day. Thanks Shawn Smucker!
What are some other things I should try? Leave a comment with a suggestion. Whatever one (or two or three) I think is the best I will do and then write a post about it on Friday.
Have some really expensive lentil soup
It took me a second to get that one. hahaha!
The Egyptians first discovered fermentation, which of course leads to Beer. So you should drink a really good pint and toast to your favorite characters in Genesis.