Wednesday, September 02, 2009
But I tell you what: Reading something that's been assigned is just naturally deeper readin' than when you're just readin' to be readin'/
It's been like walking through rooms that have been dark for a long time, and seein' 'em lit up for the the first time.
One verse that almost no one ever analyses is Genesis 41:41. It is easy to read past it. It would seem to be almost an aside. But dig down into it. Look up the names and the places there (wikki is a good start) and you will be looking at an important part of Israel's developement of their monotheism.
45 Pharaoh gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-Paneah and gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On (Heliopolis), to be his wife. And Joseph went throughout the land of Egypt.
I am somewhat chagrined to be 45 years old and just now learning the difference sources for Genesis, and the difference in the words translated "God" and "LORD."