Welcome to Coat of Many Colors, Joe Pranevich’s humble blog about religion and the bible.

The original mission of this blog was as a place for me to document my thoughts and reactions as I reread the Torah, the first five books of the Bible – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. That lasted about a month. Since then, I have been reading and commenting on my own pace, discussing and digesting the stories of the bible piece by piece. Along the way, I take detours off into discussions about holidays, biblical genealogy, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and pretty much whatever interests me at the time. This is not a devotional blog. You will not find me waxing poetic about articles of faith, but rather attempting an intellectual approach.

Although my studies tend toward Jewish sources, I am not myself Jewish. (My wife is, though!) I have no formal training in theology or really much of anything. All I have is an open mind, a keyboard, and a heck of a large collection of bibles and religious commentary…

I hope you enjoy my foray into wherever this adventure takes me!

About Joe

Joe Pranevich is a writer, technologist, and a geek. By day, he heads up technology at an well-known internet portal. By night, he is a Teaching Fellow at Harvard Extension, in computer networking and Internet theory. He’s also a former technology writer whose work has appeared in several magazines including Linux Journal, LanLine, Byte (Russia), and others, as well as a paid contributor to Linux Today.

Joe has absolutely no qualifications for writing this blog except a long-standing curiosity and love of religious studies and, apparently, too much time on his hands.

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Joe can be reached at jpranevich < at > gmail.com.

3 thoughts on “About”

  1. Greetings Joe,
    I stumbled across your blog while searching for a Bible genealogy image via Google. Your blog is very interesting from what little I have read. Just wanted to let you know and say hi.
    – David

  2. I call it a King’s Coat because Joseph and Judah share two deaths that are confused by historians as great christ-kings regarded as greater than Joseph ruling for Pharaoh. When Baby Judah was born in Syria the 500-year old Nimrod died that year, and then 20 years later in 1750bc Babylon’s king Hamurabi who thought he would be be great like Nimrod died when Joseph was 17. So in both cases, Jacob was proclaiming his son would be greater than Nimrod and greater than Hamurabi (two of Babylon often mistaken as the same king). And two sons of Jacob likened to a ruling Messiah.

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