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Dispatches from the War on Christmas

TYWKIWDBI (a perennial favorite of mine) has an interesting post on “the war on Christmas” from colonial America. Go check it out! If you’re looking for more Christmas related holey goodness, I also highly recommend the Christmas Wikipedia page. Oh, and happy holidays!

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David Petraeus as King David?

There always seems to be a way to connect current events to the Bible, in some fashion, relevantly or irrelevantly. (It’s usually the latter.) But in the case of the David Petraeus scandal, however, it’s (surprisingly) the former: The Washington … Continue reading

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More on Todd Akin’s “Legitimate Rape”

We’ve covered what the Bible says about marriage, women, and sex several times here on Holey Books (here’s the most recent post in the series). A common theme throughout this series is that women are not considered the equals of men … Continue reading

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But What Have You Done For Me Lately? (Gen. 26)

Isaac stays in Gerar per God’s request. Once the men start asking about his beautiful wife, Rebekah, he pulls a classic straight from Abraham’s playbook: When the men of that place asked him about his wife, he said, “She is … Continue reading

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Next Time Get It In Writing (Gen. 22)

God reassures Abraham that it’s okay to dismiss Hagar and Ishmael for a couple reasons: Abraham’s offspring will be reckoned through Isaac, and Ishmael will get his own nation (Gen. 21:12-13). Thus ended the drama of how God would hold … Continue reading

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The Not-So Unique Flood (Gen. 6-9)

While the flood/Noah’s Ark figure prominently in Jewish and Christian tradition, no modern scholars today believe that the story was original to the ancient Hebrews. In fact, most everyone recognizes that in fact the story of the flood originates from … Continue reading

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