Wednesday, September 02, 2009


Genesis 12-50

Feels kinda weird to be assigned that as homework!

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.


That's a lot of heavy heavy stuff in just one week.

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.
OK, let me try one more time. I meant Genesis 41:45 and here it is just in case I got the nembers wrong this time too.

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.
Gah. I'm only up to 28. Reading the notes, and the commentary in another book, it's takin' some time.

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."

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