Posts tagged "the bible"
"The Bible's" Fill of Meaningful Omission

“The Bible’s” Fill of Meaningful Omission

"The Bible" squashed the central achievement of biblical storytelling: meaningful omissions and lacunae, “story” as the seed of excited, growing interpretations.
"The Bible" and the Commercial Beat

“The Bible” and the Commercial Beat

Don Jolly on the History Channel's sendup of the bible, "The Bible."
The Longest Night:  An Interview With Laurel Snyder

The Longest Night:
An Interview With Laurel Snyder

Laurel Snyder's children's book "The Longest Night" is a retelling of the story of Exodus from the perspective of one of the Israelite children living in Egypt.

The Erotic Bible

Newsweek asks, "What does the bible really say about sex?"
This ode to sexual consummation can be found in—of all places—the Bible. It is the Song of Solomon, a poem whose origins likely reach back to the pagan love songs of Egypt more than 1,200 years before the birth of Jesus. Biblical interpreters have...

Scripture from Narnia

Elissa Lerner writes at The New Yorker Book Bench blog:
When was the last time you read the Bible? According to the Pew Forum, about thirty-seven per cent of Americans say they read the Bible at least once a week. According to the introduction of the "C.S. Lewis Bible," an edition of the New Revised Standard...