Tag Archives: Genesis

Camels Through Time

Archaeologists from Israel have determined through radiocarbon dating that the arrival of domesticated camels in the Middle East happened much later than the events in the Bible suggest. In Genesis 12:10-20 Abram goes to Egypt to escape famine and he … Continue reading

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Okay, okay, BuzzFeed occasionally does something worthwhile

I’ve grown a bit tired of all the listicles floating around on Facebook these days, but it would seem that BuzzFeed put one together that’s too relevant for Holey Books to ignore. The list is called The 16 Most Bizarre Moments … Continue reading

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The Bible and Abortion, Part 2

At Salon, a post about abortion and the Bible gets a lot—although not everything—right: Given the amount of effort and political capital the religious right puts into trying to restrict abortion, you’d guess that opposition to women’s choice must take … Continue reading

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Top Posts of 2012

It’s the last day of the year. Seems like an appropriate time to share a little bit of data we’ve collected. Here are the five most visited posts in 2012: The Top 5 Most Ridiculous Things in Leviticus The Top … Continue reading

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The Top 4 Most Ridiculous Verses Regarding Marriage and Sex in the Pentateuch

The Pentateuch has proven to not keep with the times when it comes to marriage, sex, and women (among other things). Here are a few of the most ridiculous claims we’ve encountered so far. If you’re brother dies, be prepared … Continue reading

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Evil Deeds, Divine or Otherwise (Gen. 37-50)

We’ve already talked a bit about Joseph here on HoleyBooks, but I think there’s one more issue worth mentioning. As the story goes, Joseph saves the day with his food storage program, and forgives his brothers for selling him into … Continue reading

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Calling Edge (Gen. 37-50)

I faked to my right, then quickly pivoted around toward the basket. Immediately, I was in the air launching my shot over the fingers of the surprisingly quick Michael Scott (formerly of Scranton). I watched as the chocolate brownie, moving … Continue reading

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Joseph and the Technicolor Out-of-Place Story (Gen. 37-50)

The Book of Genesis all seems to clip along at rather the same pace — sure, Abraham gets more space than Lot, or even Moses, and many years and generations pass by fairly quickly, but for the most part (aside … Continue reading

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