Genesis 39-42

Genesis 39-42

If you missed the part where god spelled out his commandments, you aren’t the only one; Joseph continues to prove his dim-wittedness; everyone displays an uncanny ability to tell meaningful dreams from the weird meaningless ones.

5 thoughts on “Genesis 39-42”

  1. Here via Cognitive Dissonance. This is as far as I got today.

    What an wonderful trip through the Bible! I’m hooked! You are getting better and better at this with every episode. I really appreciate the hilarity, but also the seriousness (as in last episode) when it’s called for. I look forward to listening to all the rest. Thank you!

  2. I’ve just started listening to your “Thomas and the Bible” podcast and am enjoying it. I am an atheist today, but I grew up as a Southern Baptist. As many times as I have read parts of the Bible myself, there’s just something about hearing another person read it aloud that really points out the absurdities. I’m also enjoying your funny and skeptical comments. There are so many inconsistencies and illogical and outrageous parts I either didn’t notice years ago or that I decided to overlook.

    Something you said reminded me that the books of the Bible are not put together in chronological order of when they were written (and books like Genesis need to have their chapters scattered among other books to get the order right — the order is Genesis, parts of Job, back to Genesis, etc.). That’s just when they were WRITTEN — I have no idea of the chronological order of when they supposedly OCCURRED.

    And only THEN did it occur to me to ask, “Why the hell would the Bible be put together that way, anyway?” If this were any book other than the Bible, people would be completely pissed to find out they’ve spent good money on a book that has its chapters all out of order. Seems like a pretty crummy way to organize a supposedly “holy” book. This kind of question wouldn’t have even occurred to me previously.

    Anyway — I’m enjoying your podcast. Thanks for taking on a big project and sharing it with the world. So — just how much hate mail are you getting? :oD

    Best wishes,

    Carolyn Bahm
    Collierville, Tenn.

  3. Also here via Cognitive Dissonance.
    Man, props to you for putting yourself through this.. it’s like the bad cinema endurance challenges my coworkers used to put on. It hurts, right in my logic.
    Just made it to the end of Genesis with you and.. I suppose it’s one of those modern translation things, but.. isn’t Corn native to the Americas??
    I.. I.. I.. *twitches*


  4. Love podcast. I was reading bible on my own and find this much easier. Thank you. Does the text really say corn? If it does that is interesting as corn comes from the America’s and was introduced after the rediscovery of the new world. So much for historical accuracy in the bible.

  5. >Sighrolling my eyes<
    What you in the Americas talk about when you say Corn is something that everyone else call Maize.
    When people outside USA and Canada talk about Corn they mean Barley.
    You see the Religious fundies that first came over to America was too stupid to learn new words like Maize, so they called the new produce Corn (or rather Indian Corn.)

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