Lord kiss me once more
Fill me with song
So point of interest in the Bible last night: Under the impression, I was that there were 12 tribes of Israel. Turns out, a tribe per se, Joseph is not, at least not in Genesis. Listing the tribes, now, the beginning of Exodus, which once existed in the last book for no other reason than to tell us that they are all dead as opposed to the end of Genesis where only Joseph’s death is listed and the particulars of his death. A whole new book there is! It is I guess, but realized I never that there would be such a definition between the books. The impressions I guess I have gotten, that they weren’t really books at all, merely chapters, however reading the cut and dry of between Genesis and Exodus, I think changing my mind is. Forming new opinions it is. (Like my yoda speak you do? Ok enough, it has been a long day of grueling data entry so I am a little batty right now) I really like reading the Bible. It gives me all sorts of insight. It turns out that the Israelites were enslaved about the time of the Ramsees in Egypt. Gee, wonder who built the pyramids………..The other neat thing is that Joseph embalms his father and this is a distinct point made, which is interesting. It enables him to escort his father back to the family burial ground in Marme. Then he is also embalmed. I thought that was kind of interesting since Jews are not embalmed. I thought they went by what happened in the first five books, guess there is more to be revealed on that one. Dinah was mentioned in three whole places in the Bible: in birth, in being taken prior to marriage and in her father’s death (Israel) which makes me wonder what her significance is to the family and life in general (maybe it is to show young women who have lots of brothers that brothers have always gotten mad at the boyfriend and sometimes even beat him up—or in the case of Dinah, out right killed him). I am so glad I am getting the real deal straight from the source. I am really glad that there is a new book at the top of every page so that I can at least say I have read Genesis if nothing else.