The ‘Other’ Commandments I

Exodus 21: More rules

As it turns out, God wasn’t quite done after listing off the Ten Commandments. Here are some of the other important rules he gave us that continue to act as the underlying moral foundations of society as we know it. For brevity’s sake, only the most relevant are listed here:

If you buy a …Continue reading The ‘Other’ Commandments I

Moses exacerbates the problem

Exodus 5-6: Repetition, repetition, repetition

Moses and Aaron went to the Pharaoh and said to him, “The Lord God of Israel says ‘Let my people go, that they may hold a feast in the wilderness.’” Predictably, the Pharaoh was skeptical, but the two men continued, “We pray thee – we really need to make this trip to …Continue reading Moses exacerbates the problem

Joseph I

Genesis 37: You already know this story

Of all his sons, Israel (recall: Jacob) liked seventeen year-old Joseph the best. Israel made him a multicoloured coat so Joseph could flaunt his father’s favouritism, and needless to say, his brothers didn’t take kindly to this.

To make matters worse, Joseph was a little insensitive, so when he told his …Continue reading Joseph I