Reflections on Scripture, Spiritual Growth, and Personal Transformation
Ha. thanks for the laugh.
As I read Deuteronomy Chap 23 and other chapters before that I am continually awed at my blessing of Jesus and his teachings to release me from so much nonsense. I say this with no disrespect meant to anyone else and their beliefs.
I don't know about the rest of you doing this study but I find it a bit trying to read the same story over and over. It reminds me of my children when I'd tell them over and over about something and see their eyes sort of glaze over and I knew they weren't really listening any more. As I grew more experienced as a parent, I realized I had to let go some and let them mature and find their own way. I don't mean give up on them nor did I find this easy as my husband and children would be glad to tell anyone. Just wondering if the Israelites eyes were glazed.
Well...it is important to remember that the bible cannot be read as one continuous narrative. Although it contains one story (that of God's love for his people), it has been compiled by many different sources and strands of tradition. Often these different sources were simply laid next to eachtoher, thus we have repetition of the same material (sometimes more than once!).
that's good to know. I guess I figured since Moses wrote most of Deuteronomy he'd have control like a modern author.