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but you have to admit, it's not very well written.

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Hi /lit/, I just picked up a copy of a KJV from my very christian grandma. She's said I should read Genesis and Exodus, and then move onto the New Testament because some of the Old Testament is outdated and not very applicable for the teachings of Christ.

Is this true? Should I even bother reading the Old Testament? I know a lot of the stories of the Old Testament already, so I'm not missing out on much except actual scripture.

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I don't understand the story of Micah in Judges 17-18.

It's placed right after the vengeful, masculine Samson crushing the Philistines 17-18, and doesn't seem to have any heroes, or really action related to Micah.

He starts out confessing to his mother that he has stolen from her, for which he is blessed by her (which has obvious symbolism). I expected this naively to be a story about the forgiveness and blessing of the Lord (something akin to the prodigal son returning home), but his mother uses his confession to build idols for him.

He then runs a house of idolatry, which to me seems completely counter to the forgiveness narrative it opens with.

Next he adopts a drifting Levite priest as a father figure. Again, here I expected Micah to be blessed and redeemed, but nothing changes, and he continues to run his house of idolatry with God placed on the same level as other gods.

Now, I expect that maybe this will be a story of God's reckoning with Micah's immorality, and that he shall be punished. And, indeed, Danites do pass through Micah's house on their way to seeking their inheritance, and steal his priest and his idol, and refuse to return them when he gives chase, but spare his life. The Danites then are granted victory, and build their own house of idols with their own priest.

This last section is most confusing to me, because it mirrors the story of Rachel stealing her fathe'rs idols, fleeing with Jacob and Leah, and then Jacob and Laban agreeing to part without bloodshed. But this parallel seems hollow to me, since Jacob would later wrestle with God and submit and overcome his immorality when he crosses the river, whereas the Danites here continue their immorality, yet also cross a river into their inheritance just as Jacob did, but build a house of idols in their inheritance.

What am I supposed to make of all this? What is the moral of this story? Or perhaps, what's the point? Why are there parallels to other parts of the Bible but seemingly missing the moral of those stories? Why is it placed between the story of Samson and the story of the Benjamites? Why is it included at all?

>TL;DR: What's the point of the story of Micah in Judges 17-18
Also general Bible thread

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This is my favorite book.

What do you think of my favorite book? Is it your favorite book? Why or why not?

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which version is the best? I was thinking of getting the king james version but I heard almost all versions of the english version are bad

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>Denying the existence of something you can't prove doesn't exist.
>Being atheist.
>Still believing in objective morality.
>Being constantly spooked by 'social constructs'.
>Literally pulling meaning out of your ass, which usually leads to war, becoming a revolutionary for some stupid cause that causes harm to others, and participating in degenerate activities such as polygamy.
>Open minded.
>Close minded w.r.t theology.

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>>9247969
>life is hard, watch out what you do and think or you might end up someplace nasty

Yes. Thank you, God.

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>>9031045
>altarboipucci

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>>8704772
Literally this and any catholic author

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plebs

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is The Bible the highest selling fantasy book OF ALL TIME?

And I'm talking about only about one book, not the entire series like 7 books of harry potter or asoiaf saga. I really think it is. I mean, what other books sold more copies? I don't think Quran sold more copies. Opinions /lit/?

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Which version of the bible would you recommend me to read and why?

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It's any good? Worth reading?

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ayy

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Now that the dust has settled what's the verdict on pic related?



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