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Looking out my Backdoor: Re-reading the classics, irreverently yours

 

April 16, 2020



Occasionally I pick up one of the classics in literature for a re-reading. I don’t recall what prompted me; it wasn’t the virus. Several weeks ago, in the interests of perusing a translation I’d not read, I chose the Ignatius Bible.

The Bible is a daunting big book. I begin at the beginning. Granted, I skim the genealogies and speed through pages of dietary laws and building codes.

But otherwise, I read a few pages at a time, slowly, pondering. That Moses is quite the dude. After all he’s done, distributing plagues, parting the Sea, leading his quarrelsome kin-folks, 40 years wa...



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