I have the 1904 edition of this book, and I've always thought it's fantastic. It says these are poems for children, but with likes of Samuel ColeridgeI have the 1904 edition of this book, and I've always thought it's fantastic. It says these are poems for children, but with likes of Samuel Coleridge, Tennyson, Longfellow, John Keats, James Hogg, Walt Whitman, Lewis Carroll, and both Robert Burns and Browning - it can hardly be viewed as such.
I also love how it dates itself as well - i.e. "Twas the Night Before Christmas" has it's original name - "A Visit From St. Nicholas." ...more
Job was fascinating. It was especially fun to read here in China with all we're going through. He really wasn't as patient as I remember him being. AlJob was fascinating. It was especially fun to read here in China with all we're going through. He really wasn't as patient as I remember him being. Also, my notes had a lot of critisims for his friends... but I thought their only real problem was that they said he'd sinned when he didn't. Everything else seemed sound, or was I missing something?
Alright. I read Esther today with Liz. I don't really have anything to say about it. Well, I guess I could say Haman would be an interesting character study. Maybe a study in the number of times he doesn't see the train coming.
So, I just finished Nehemiah last night - which means I'm on to Esther. I know what you're thinking - Nehemiah's only 13 chapters, why did it take you so long to read it? Well, I fell back out of reading again. That's what happened. I promise never to judge people for not reading the Bible. Sheesh...
Nehemiah wasn't bad either. Although, gives a lot of the same information as Ezra. I got a little tired of reading the names of the people and their different jobs, but I loved Nehemiah's prayer interjections. They seemed so... Fiddler on the Roof.
I found the last chapter particularly interesting - the way he constantly says, "remember me" "remember me..." and at one point, "remember them..." He wasn't one to take things lightly either, "I rebuked them and called curses down on them. I beat some of the men and pulled out their hair..." (13:25)
I'm on Nehemiah. I got stuck on Ezra after Samuel/Kings/Chronicles to do that SS class on Joab. (What a guy.) But I'm back in.
Loved Ezra's prayer at Chap. 9.
Questions on his faith at 8:22 (NIV: "ashamed?")
Were they checking to see if the foreign wives converted at 10:16 when they "sat down to investigate the cases?" And were they taking them one on one, like a case by case basis?