Brad Snowder's Blog – March 2012 Archive (6)

God is into War

Make Passover Smores: Matzah, Chocolate Bar, Marshmallows. Parting the Sea

Exodus 12:43 to 19:3

12:43 Yahveh said to Moses "When you have the feast of hard biscuits, don't let strangers or foreigners eat any. If you buy a male slave, first separate him from the tip of his winky, then he can have a biscuit." Yahveh went on and on about the…

Added by Brad Snowder on March 25, 2012 at 10:14pm — No Comments

I Feel So Broke Up I Want To Go Home

Yul Brynner as Pharaoh, The Ten Commandments (1956) Ten Plagues

Exodus 5:1 to 11:1

5:1 Moses and Aaron finally got their big audition with the Pharaoh of Egypt. They told him that Yahveh wanted the Israelites to go way out on the desert and have a strange bloody ritual. They added "If we don't go do this God says he will kill us with diseases and swords so we pretty much have to go, end of…

Added by Brad Snowder on March 22, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments

I Yam What I Yam

The Finding of Moses by artist Frederick Goodall - 1862 The Grand Illusion

Exodus 1:1 to 4:20

1:1 After hundreds of years of good times in Egypt, there was a coup d'etat and the descendants of the twelve sons of Israel were all fans of the losing Pharaoh's regime. By this time the Israelite tribes had grown to a considerable piece of the Egyptian economic…

Added by Brad Snowder on March 18, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

You Can be in My Dream if I Can be in Yours

Can’t kill, detain or release militants? Frame a legal policy. The Verdict, a blog for the Express Tribune, the modern face of Pakistan. Corn, it’s What’s for Dinner

Genesis 39:20 to 48:1

39:20 Although Joseph was a mere Canaanite slave, he rejected his Egyptian master’s wife’s romantic advances on moral principles. The scorned woman screamed rape and what with having Joe’s shredded shirt in her possession…

Added by Brad Snowder on March 13, 2012 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Dude, Nice Coat

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s theater production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Country Joe and the Big City

Genesis 37:1 to 39:1

37:1 After Yahveh officially changed Jacob’s name to Israel the chosen family continued to live on in Canaan. Thanks to all of the productive time he had spent playing humpy the camel with his wives and their maid slaves, Israel had 12 boys. By far his…

Added by Brad Snowder on March 6, 2012 at 10:19pm — No Comments

The Good Wife

Jacob by Numbers Oh, Israel

Genesis 28:10 to 35:17

28:10 After scamming his father into giving him a special ritualistic endorsement, and ripping off his twin brother of the family fortune, Jacob was living life on the lam. He headed over to his uncle Laban's house to lay low for awhile, and maybe hook up with a cousin or two.

On the way he…

Added by Brad Snowder on March 1, 2012 at 12:45am — No Comments

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