Deuteronomy 21: Five Random Laws

Did you read that title like the 12 days of Christmas? Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive Randommm Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaws! Four calling birds . . . Anyway, I think Deuteronomy is about to get really fun. And by fun I mean “full of laws that I will have no idea what to do with and if taken at face value will … Continue reading

Deuteronomy 18 part 1: Moses Audits Hogwarts

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Moses (M): Hello, Albus. I just wanted to let you know that I have finished my audit of your school. Would you like to know the results? Dumbledore (D): Oh, of course! Please, step into my office. And if Fawkes explodes, pay no mind. He’ll be back. Trust me, resurrection will be a very important … Continue reading

Deuteronomy 12: Bible Drinking Game

The tag-line of this blog is “blogging through the Bible with irreverent reverence.” Today, I am going to lean heavily on the irreverent side. Heavily. Yesterday I mentioned that Deuteronomy is getting a little repetitive. So I need to find new and creative ways to respond to that repetition. And is there a better way … Continue reading

Deuteronomy 3: The Mighty Mouth of Moses

Alrighty people. Listen up! I am Moses and I have some things to say. Ready? Ready? I see you down there Issachar! Look at me when I’m talking to you! Ok good. Here we go. Actually, I just need to talk to the Reubenites, Gadites, and the Half Tribe of Manasseh, or, Half-asseh. heh heh. … Continue reading

Numbers 29: Whole Lotta Bull.

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Numbers 29 is basically a continuation of chapter 28. The two chapters seem to be a recap or quick reference for what sacrifices are required for different regular and special days of the year. I thought about making some more formulas but then stuff got interesting. The last part of the chapter is about the … Continue reading

Numbers 28: Formulas For Offerings

As happens frequently in Numbers, interesting narrative is interrupted by some laws. These laws don’t seem to flow naturally out of the previous story, but may have some relevance to later stories. We’ll see how this one goes. Numbers 28 is a list of five different times when the Israelites should offer sacrifices. When you … Continue reading