I’m procrastinating again, but I found an absolutely wonderful (and geeky) link that I just had to share. It does have another unnecessary Doctor Who reference, and I absolutely promise to not do two of those in a row again.
I’ve just discovered “Five Minute Bible”, an absolutely brilliant set of brief podcasts by “tim”. Topics range from the serious to the silly and I feel I could be spending quite a bit of time with “tim” in five-minute increments over the next couple of weeks. Check him out:
- God the Dalek – Tim looks at God’s genocidal tendencies in the Hebrew Bible, specifically a passage in Deuteronomy 7. Spoilers: He finds that when God is using particularly inflammatory language, he’s just exaggerating for effect. (And shows clues in the text to point at this determination.)
- Humor in the Bible – Genesis – Tim looks at places where the bible uses wordplay or other techniques be humorous, though we may read it as being dry today. There’s a whole series of these going through most of the books and well worth a listen.
- Understanding the Prophets – Amos – The maintainer may be on vacation since this is dated almost a month ago, but this is the most recent of his podcasts.