Saturday, 9 June 2007

Blogged the Bible

As a major project, David Plotz was reading the Hebrew Bible (aka Old Testament, but not necessarily in the order the Christians would expect) and blogging his summary. It's been a long time, but he's finally finished.

It has been interesting reading, and nearly makes me want to read the most read fictional book of all time (like my opinion isn't known). Certainly there have been the odd thing cropping up that explains where certain cultural references come from, but this has been a rather painless way of getting into what the Bible has to say.

David considers himself a Jew, but not a hardcore Jew. As such, he was taking the Bible in a lack way, not looking for great insight. I think, if push came to shove, it might have to admit that what's in there might not be that admirable, let alone believable, but this is religion we won't ask that question.

Either way, he's now preparing a book about this all, and is looking for someone to tackle the New Testament, but the work for now is complete and well worth the read.

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