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Excuse Me, But Your Proverbial Agenda Is Showing!

(an outtake from Once More, From the Beginning. This is one of the bits that didn’t make it into the book.) Down through the ages have come the sacred proverbs – many, many proverbs – some pithy and useful, some … Continue reading

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Jeremiah Steps Over the Line

(an outtake from Once More, From the Beginning. This is one of the bits that didn’t make it into the book.) Even after the prophet Jeremiah was turned loose by the Babylonians, he stubbornly chose to remain in Jerusalem where … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Prophetic Kind

(an outtake from Once More, From the Beginning. This is one of the bits that didn’t make it into the book.) It would be natural to suppose that the prophet Isaiah’s desire for women had been quite destroyed by his … Continue reading

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Shish Kaboob, Anyone?

(an outtake from Once More, From the Beginning. This is one of the bits that didn’t make it into the book.) Abimelech, son of Gideon, followed in his father’s footsteps as a soldier, although God never actually appointed him a … Continue reading

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The Woman’s Bible

I’m not the first woman who has tackled the Old Testament. Oh, by no means! Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born in New York State in 1815. Daughter of a judge, she had an unusually fine education . . . for … Continue reading

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Here’s how it started…from the beginning

I was sitting on the deck one summer afternoon, telling my daughter about a few of the more obscure details of biblical law Jewish scholars have chosen to debate over the years — laws that had long since lost their … Continue reading

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