>>7579309 Pretty nice stories about troubled characters traveling, early on it has an epic tale feeling to it and early on it becomes a lot more about wars and kingdoms in the broad plot sense. Also has some interesting allegories and allusions to how civilization developed, obviously the relationship between man and God, the human condition, the harmony between the rational consequential nature of life and the mystical layer beneath it. Best characters: David, Johnathan, Elijah and Samson. Best arcs: Genesis, Sodom & Gomorrah, Joseph and his Coat of Many Colors, exodus from Egypt, Samson's death, David & Goliath, Jonah and the Whale. As for the most poignant and meaningful book I'd definitely have to choose Psalms.
1. God creates "the earth" out of extant material, rather than from scratch. 2. God doesn't create creatures and plants, the earth and the sea do. 3. God doesn't prohibit Adam from eating from the tree of life, only from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 4. An incredible amount of ambiguity in the text.
>>7580637 >1. God creates "the earth" out of extant material, rather than from scratch. >2. God doesn't create creatures and plants, the earth and the sea do. These are retconned in the second part of Genesis (because it focuses more on man than the creation of the Earth)
>>7580655 Technically the second part of Genesis is retconned by >1. God creates "the earth" out of extant material, rather than from scratch. >2. God doesn't create creatures and plants, the earth and the sea do.
Okay, i wasn't doing the >translations meme or anything, just wondering. And I was wondering about the reading order since it seems like a lot of the time cover-to-cover reading gets bogged down in Leviticus, and people (myself included) have found it helpful to alternate among different books/genres (such as among the Torah, Prophets, and Writings specified in the name Tanakh). (I've been working on a Bible reading guide for /lit/ in fact, so I'm doubly curious right now about how others go about it.)
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