Bible study for atheists
[Naomi posted on the identical topic one minute before I, myself, pressed the Submit button. Since the posts are otherwise quite different, I'm leaving them both up.]
VastLeft's project. In the first week, some exegesis of Genesis:
There are some curious gaps in the story. How do Adam and Eve know what dying is (Genesis 3:3)? Or what bread is (Genesis 3:19)? At the very least, those would have been interesting subplots.
Actually, the hidden agenda here is to test the new module that autogenerates links from Bible citations in chapter:verse format. Just to make the Fundies' heads explode, the links go to a parallel version of the Bible: In the left-hand pane, the King James version, and on the right-hand pane, many, many, many other of the other English-language versions.
My personal favorite is Matthew 23:27 . So a propos.
Beautiful literature, though, eh?
NOTE As with any complex, historical text, there are many scholarly technologies, among them visualizations of the curious pleasures of the text.