The No-Hit Wonder

Exodus 15: Moses fails to write a song

Now, gazing on the Red Sea and the hundreds of floating Egyptian corpses, Moses broke out into song, which despite his best intentions, never really caught on as a Top 40 Hit. The general gist of it was:
“The Lord has triumphed gloriously! The horse and his rider hath he …Continue reading The No-Hit Wonder

The Parting of the Sea

Exodus 14: Pharaoh’s failed pursuit

While the Israelites were camped out by the sea, back in Egypt, God had once again ‘hardened Pharaoh’s heart’, this time inducing him to chase after Moses and the Israelites with six hundred chariots. When the Israelites looked up from their camp and saw the Egyptian army marching towards them, they cried …Continue reading The Parting of the Sea

The Slaughter of Shalem

Genesis 34: Unfair advantage

One day, Dinah, one of Jacob’s daughters was spotted by Shechem, the prince of Shalem, where Jacob and family had settled. They slept together, and in the following pillow-talk, Shechem decided he was in love. Shechem said to his father, Hamor, “Get me this damsel to wife!” because he wanted to marry her.

Hamor …Continue reading The Slaughter of Shalem