Date: 2016-09-13 04:11 pm (UTC)
seekingferret: Word balloon says "So I said to the guy: you never read the book yet you go online and talk about it as if--" (Default)
What I meant is that when God communicates with Moses, it's not in words. It's in six part overlapping pure-serialist chorus, which I read to mean approximation of *woowoo*ineffable communication. And then Moses can't even sing, in the opera. It's an amazingly apt metaphor- Moses can't sing God's words, but even if he could sing, even if he were as great an orator/tenor as Aaron, he couldn't, because God's words would require the metaphysical equivalent of six people singing in complex, coordinated mathematically intricate ways in order to reproduce.

And yeah, I don't know what to tell kiddo about Joshua/Judges, I just reread them a few months back myself and the Israelites are pretty consistently terrible. (Does children's Bible Judges deal with Jephthah/Yiftach at all? I'm dying to know how you teach that story to children.)
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