Deuteronomy 27: The Downward Spiral

Do you ever think there is significance to the order in which things are listed in the Bible? I’m not sure if Deuteronomy 27 qualifies, but I want to play with the idea for a bit. Humor me today. Okay? The chapter contains a list of 12 curses that the entire Israelite society is supposed … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 26: Contract Negotiations

Well, I think with Deuteronomy 26, we are rounding third and headin’ for home (it’s a brown-eyed handsome mayyyaaaan! [it’s hard to write like John Fogerty sings {that’s right, it’s baseball season! Go A’s!}]). I think . . . THINK that this is now the end of the law section of the book. The clue … Continue reading

Deuteronomy 18 part 2: A Prophet Like Moses

In addition to a scathing critique of Harry Potter*, Deuteronomy 18 also contains some fascinating information about the future of Israel’s spiritual leadership. There is a whole section about a “prophet like you.” The “you” in question is Moses. And I really wanted to rewrite the words to “I Wanna Be Like You” from the … Continue reading

Deuteronomy 18 part 1: Moses Audits Hogwarts

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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 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