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Deuteronomy: By and large, a summary of the laws, rituals, and narrative of Exodus through Numbers.
Mar 07, 2012 05:19PM
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Song of Solomon: The "naughty" book; this is the one that contains such gems as, "Your breasts are like clusters. I said: I will climb the palm tree, I will take hold of its branches". And it's not dirty, because the two lovers are the nation of Israel and God. It's beautiful, okay? But they still won't be reading it in many Sunday schools. I'd rate it higher than Psalms, personally.
Aug 27, 2012 07:06PM
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Psalms: I've heard a lot about this book, and it is allegedly one of the most beautiful. Indeed, I found lovely little nuggets that are good for prayer, but I don't think there's an entire psalm that I could say I'd use in prayer. And they are incredibly, incredibly repetitive. As in, some of the psalms are actually sliced & diced from other psalms. I was a bit disappointed.
Aug 27, 2012 06:53PM
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1 Kings: Actually, David doesn't die in 2 Samuel; he dies here, and his son Solomon takes over and builds the great temple in Jerusalem that David wasn't allowed to build because he sinned that one time. Solomon is awesome, but sometimes after his death the kingdom is split in two. The rest of the book recounts a lonnng string of kings of Judah and Israel, who are usually very good or very bad. Mostly bad.
Aug 27, 2012 06:50PM
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2 Samuel: Pretty much all about the rule of David, the king of Israel with whom God sort of renews his contract (see "covenant", Book of Genesis). David reigns, David fights, David sins, David dies.
Aug 27, 2012 06:46PM
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1 Sam cont. A boy named David is then secretly anointed king of Israel by the Lord, who also makes Saul go crazier &get paranoid, because...God was bored? Or the people need to learn good vs. evil? Something like that. Ends with the death of Saul. Also includes homoerotic love story of David & Saul's son, Jonathan. D has hoes in every zip code, many many wives, but never seems to care about them like he did for J. Hm
May 24, 2012 05:50AM
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1 Samuel: After the last judge, God calls upon a boy named Samuel to be Israel's prophet. Ancient Israel, being a petulant nation as usual, is not satisfied with that &wants a king like other nations. Saul is appointed king, but offends the Lord by breaking a rule of war (spoils must be sacrificed or destroyed, not plundered for one's own) and God makes him start going crazy.
May 24, 2012 05:44AM
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Ruth: Short, sweet story of a (foreign) Moab woman named Ruth &her widowed mother-in-law, Naomi. Ruth has also been widowed, but instead of going back to her people, she is loyal to Naomi (and, almost secondary, to Naomi's Lord). She &Naomi move to a new town &Ruth works to support them both, eventually falling in love with her new boss, &with Naomi's help they marry &live happily ever after. Total Bible chick lit.
Apr 03, 2012 02:59PM
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Judges: Israel has turned into sinful barbarians, and there are several cycles of God punishing them by delivering them to oppressive neighbors, only to later save them via a God-chosen leader, or "judge". Contains the Samson & Delilah story, along with a disturbing repeat of the story of Lot's guest, with different (new) characters. "Not my guest; take my daughter/concubine instead!" is the "moral". Hmm..
Mar 20, 2012 05:17PM
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Joshua: Moses has died, and the Lord has chosen Joshua to take control of the Israelites. With God's help, they go to war with all the local towns/kingdoms to take the Promised Land. Interesting that the covenant the Lord made with Abraham in Genesis wasn't fulfilled in the Torah, but in this book (which is not part of the Torah, but rather the first book to follow it).
Mar 07, 2012 05:24PM
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Numbers, cont: After many rebellions & refusals to trust in the Lord, the 1st generation of freed Israelites are punished by having to wander the wilderness for 40 years, until everyone over the age of 20 (at the time of the first Passover) is dead. The next generation will enter & take the Promised Land, but as further punishment, Moses will not be among them. They begin to conquer their land.
Feb 27, 2012 09:44AM
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