Bible studies for writers

Bible studies for writers | Genesis 12

So, dear Abram is in Haran, where his father Terah took him, his wife Sarai and his nephew Lot to escape the horrible situation in Ur of the Chaldeans (Babylonians … sinful people). Terah had set out for the land of Canaan, which was cursed but still occupied by his relatives. He never made it,… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 12

Poems

I can’t stop thinking

I can’t stop thinking … … how I was the fastest girl in fifth grade until you moved to town. Mr. Hickman made us race - just us two - in a 440-yard dash. Not much of a dash for me. I petered out on the third curve, and you smoked. my. butt. I never… Continue reading I can’t stop thinking

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 11

Chapter 11 is divided into two seemingly unrelated stories. First, we have the Tower of Babel. Then, we skip to Shem’s descendants, which I’m thankful for because in the previous chapter I’d wondered what was so special about Peleg. Chapter 11 answers that question completely. But why the mixture of Shem’s ancestry with the Tower… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 11

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 10

We don’t really know what was so special about Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, but we do know that they have God’s blessing, and he has deemed them worthy of being remnants who will continue all humanity. No pressure. Verse 1 of Chapter 10 says many children were born to these three gentlemen. I… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 10

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 9

Poor Canaan. Cursed from the get-go. Not all is lost, however. God promises never to destroy the earth again by flood and introduces the rainbow as a symbol that he will keep his promise. Why don’t we close deals with rainbows? That would be way more fun than a signature and a handshake. Chapter 9… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 9

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 8

Ok, the end of the flood is nigh. Let’s do some more math: Let’s just start with 150 days, since it says 150 days. We’ll scratch the previous days’ math because there was a question about a seven-day period and a 40-day period, and I don’t really want to argue with the very clearly stated… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 8

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 7

“When everything was ready.” I love how this chapter begins. God waited … until everything was ready. He wanted everything to be just right. He had a people to preserve, a remnant. Noah’s boys - Shem, Ham and Japheth - would have been about 100 years old by this time. It’s likely they had children,… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 7

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 6

We’ve got the makings of folklore and a Netflix original series, folks! The Bible makes mention - briefly, but in several places - of giants and other gods and sons of God. It’s hard to unravel the first books of the Old Testament because we don’t know what life was like back then. It’s kind… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 6

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 5

My mind is blown a little after reading this chapter - the WRITTEN account of Adam’s descendants. I couldn’t help but remember that in Chapter 4 we read about the descendants of Cain. Now, here’s where my mind gets blown: Cain gave birth to Enoch, and Seth, the son who looked just like Adam, named… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 5

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 4

“I have produced a man!” Eve proclaims in the very first verse. Let the second generation commence! If we look closely, this chapter implies that a lot of things happened between the time Cain was born and killed his brother, Abel. The Bible doesn’t talk about Eve having other children, but she must have, right?… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 4