“Esther is a heroine and has a kind of power, but it’s very submissive power. Ultimately, she manipulates the King for what she wants, but must do so by being beautiful and obedient…”Read More
"I have started to wonder why some Old Testament names have persisted and become popular names in modern society, and some gems like Chezib have fallen into disuse...."Read More
"...It’s weird how the completely appalling things in the Old Testament aren’t striking me as shocking anymore. Marrying cousins? Multiple wives? Handmaids? I hate all of those things..."Read More
"More adventures in the Old Testament.
Or, as I like to call it, What Fucked Up Shit Will I Encounter Today?.."Read More
"… how do we deal with the characterization of Eve? Does Eve being made to be subservient to Adam imply that God’s will is for all women to be subservient? Does Eve being the one to be tricked by Satan and dooming humanity characterize all women as gullible? Or is she just the vessel to convey how humans started as innocent and evolved into sinful beings, and she just happens to be female? "Read More