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Ohhh coloring. I'll fix that.
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Knew he should have led with Leprous Hand.
It probably happened but no one cared so the Bible just skims over it.
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Old 11-30-2016, 07:14 AM
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Old 11-30-2016, 08:01 AM
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Pharaoh is not a good boss, is what I'm learning
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Old 12-02-2016, 04:52 PM
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The History of Frogs in the Bible.
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Old 12-08-2016, 05:49 AM
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Old 12-13-2016, 07:42 AM
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Old 12-14-2016, 10:50 AM
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Old 12-14-2016, 10:55 AM
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You weekly reminder that God was a major prick in the Old Testament.
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:32 PM
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You weekly reminder that God was a major prick in the Old Testament.
I remember questioning one of my theology profs about what possible reason there could be for God to force the pharaoh to keep being a dick.

His answer basically boiled down to "Probably a translation issue". He used that one a lot. Old Testament God was a jerk, man, own it.
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Old 12-19-2016, 07:09 AM
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God has a Plan, and He's not gonna let a little thing like His enemies' unconditional surrender get in the way.
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:21 AM
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I remember questioning one of my theology profs about what possible reason there could be for God to force the pharaoh to keep being a dick.

His answer basically boiled down to "Probably a translation issue". He used that one a lot. Old Testament God was a jerk, man, own it.
Documentary Hypothesis folks argue that the plague story is likely two stories stitched together. In one version, Pharaoh is a jerk of his own free will. In the other version, Pharaoh wants to let them go, but yhwh wants to have a big display of his power, so he forces Pharaoh to be a jerk. If that hypothesis is correct, it means there are two competing conceptions of yhwh in this story, and the version which is more powerful is also the version which is more cruel.
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:30 AM
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God has a Plan, and He's not gonna let a little thing like His enemies' unconditional surrender get in the way.
One thing to note is that Pharaoh isn't actually surrendering when he initially offers to let the people go. The deal as presented to him is for the Israelites to go to the wilderness, worship, and then come back. He haggles with Moses over who, specifically, gets to go, and who should stay behind as collateral. Because of course he knows that letting all of Israel go means they're never coming back.
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Old 12-21-2016, 08:37 AM
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Old 12-21-2016, 09:26 AM
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If that hypothesis is correct, it means there are two competing conceptions of yhwh in this story, and the version which is more powerful is also the version which is more cruel.
Has there been much study of Exodus as a criticism of authority?
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Old 12-21-2016, 05:58 PM
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i.e., Exodus as criticism of God's authority? Like a resistant reading? Or of Pharaoh as a stand-in for human authority? I can't think of any of the former, but the latter is liberation theology's whole deal. Walter Brueggemann, who does biblical theology, likes to talk about Pharaoh as a stand-in for consumer culture.
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:40 AM
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Or of Pharaoh as a stand-in for human authority? I can't think of any of the former, but the latter is liberation theology's whole deal. Walter Brueggemann, who does biblical theology, likes to talk about Pharaoh as a stand-in for consumer culture.
Missed this, but I was thinking in terms of human authority. Thanks!
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Old 12-28-2016, 08:57 AM
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Old 12-28-2016, 09:04 AM
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Panel 2 of In the Dark has Moses saying both lines? I'm assuming the bottom bubble is meant for Pharoah.

Also, as always, I am a captive fan of this strip!
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Old 12-30-2016, 03:02 PM
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Old 01-02-2017, 09:52 AM
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Old 01-04-2017, 12:51 PM
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Basie blowing through the bullshit, as usual.
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Old 01-06-2017, 09:19 AM
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:26 AM
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Old 01-16-2017, 09:45 AM
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:33 AM
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