Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Theology corner!

Now Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD, and he put him to death. - 1 Chronicles 2: 3
Er, just how did Er err? Was Er who erred from Ur? Did Er err in Ur?


Steve said...

Hello Tim. Happy New Year.

Your post reminded me of a peculiar Old Testament story I noted in a book I am very slowly reading. It's Jephthah, who makes a very silly promise to the Lord, and goes through with it (killing his daughter.)

I bet it doesn't often get a mention in Sunday School. (I didn't recall it before either.)

Steve said...

Actually, the Wikipedia entry makes it clear that this at least used to be a familiar story - its gets a mention in Hamlet, and there are many other artistic references to it.

I think Kevin Donnelly should be alerted immediately to make sure it is included in the revised national curriculum!

TimT said...

As something to aspire to? It reminds me of this that I just read, which recommends 'The Others' as one of the '10 best movies to watch with your mom'. Because Nicole Kidman's demented mother, er, represents a role model for mothers everywhere? One shudders at the thought.

And a happy new year to you!

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