Tag: bible

The Book of Job: A blow-by-blow

The first of my required readings for January, the Book of Job is ultimately about the test of life, the unknowability of God’s purpose, and the central question: “Why do bad things happen to good people?”. Unlike the Biblical text of Genesis, which we… Continue Reading “The Book of Job: A blow-by-blow”

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Stories of civilization

* Supplementary Reading: Memories and Visions of Paradise by Richard Heinberg It’s been years since I’ve read any of the bible, and I had really forgotten how the Book of Genesis really does pack in most of the key stories of the Old Testament.… Continue Reading “Stories of civilization”

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My Sunday thought.

I have long thought that the story of the Garden of Eden and the fall of Adam and Eve as an allegory for the advent of civilization – and specifically the transition from hunter/gatherer existence to agricultural toil. The timelines don’t quite match up… Continue Reading “My Sunday thought.”

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