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June 8th, 2006

Jun. 8th, 2006

David Plotz has been Blogging the Bible for Slate, and it has to be one of the best columns on the site (and that's saying a lot). He's already covered Genesis and now he's on Exodus. Since he's Jewish, I doubt he'll do the New Testament, but he did go to a Christian high school, so he might.

One of my favorite parts from the Genesis section is about God looking for the hiding Adam and Eve after they eat the apple:

This isn't, incidentally, the mighty and distant God of Chapter 1, who shaped the universe and poured the ocean. Instead, this is an exasperated, down-to-earth deity, peevish at being forced to hunt through the Garden of Eden to find His wayward children—more like a frustrated dad who lost his kids at the mall than like God on High.

His last update was yesterday, which was also the first day I started reading the blog. I'm sure he'll update again soon.