February 27, 2007

Blogging the Bible

If you are looking for an interesting read, check out Blogging the Bible over at Slate.

David Plotz, after getting bored at a mat mitzvah, picked up a copy of the Hebrew Scripture and began reading. While being Jewish, he had never really read the Bible or even attempted to understand it. The story of Jacob's sons seeking revenge for their sister's rape fascinated him. This encounter led to his decision to read and blog about the Bible.

He is not attempting to be a Bible expert or to fully understand everything. Neither is he seeking to be irreverent. He is genuinely engaging the text and trying to learn from it. We get to see the Bible afresh through the eyes of newbie...very interesting.

You might also want to check out an interview with David at ChristianityToday.com

1 comment:

  1. I love David's blog. I've been following it for quite awhile. He has some great insights, and it's really cool to see the Bible through the eyes of someone reading through it for the first time.