Genesis 34

Genesis 34 The son (Shechem) of a ruler (Hamor) where Jacob and his people were rapes Jacob’s daughter (Dinah) from Leah, then decides he wants her as his wife. Shechen sends his father out to Jacob to make it happen. Jacob didn’t want to tell his sons, but they found out anyway. Hamor says they will …

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Genesis 18

Genesis 18 3 men, somehow connected to the Lord, but not clearly, show up in front of Abraham and he rushes about to take care of them.  He orders Sarah to make some bread, he has a boy kill a calf, and got some other stuff. One of the visitors mentions that Sarah will have a …

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Genesis 7

Genesis 7 Now that Noah has his marching orders. we get to re-read them a few more times.  We get it, Noah, sons, wives, animals, flood. In this chapter the animal count is 7 of the clean and 2 of the unclean.  Again, we the reader have no clue which is which, but it seems to …

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Genesis 6

Genesis 6 This is apparently the first time God starts giving a damn about daughters.  It’s also when he decides to wipe out almost all of mankind.  It’s hard to think this is just a coincidence. The opening of the chapter has a lot of oddities that need mentioning.  The narrative seems to be making a distinction between “sons …

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Genesis 4

Genesis 4 This is the iconic story of Cain and Abel. We need to be clear at the outset.  What Cain did was wrong.  At all times, from all perspectives, Cain was just wrong.  It was murder.  It doesn’t matter his reasons or what he felt, it was wrong to decide for himself that his brother …

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