Reading the Bible is, for the most part, a common-sense enterprise. The scholars like to muddy the waters because it makes them essential to the process. So we have to take their classes and read their books. I’m not anti-intellectual — I have some letters after my name. But it’s a constant effort, here, to help people see that reading the Bible is a project that anyone can undertake with success.
So here’s the basic idea of our reading last Wednesday night. I’ve been trying to get it finished since Thursday. Decided to let it go as is, with a couple of bare spots, but you fill them in for me. Maybe somebody will find something of value in it.