Blogging the BibleWhat happens when an ignoramus reads the Good Book? — By David Plotz

. . . My goal is pretty simple. I want to find out what happens when an ignorant person actually reads the book on which his religion is based. I think I’m in the same position as many other lazy but faithful people (Christians, Jews, Moslems, Hindus). I love Judaism; I love (most of) the lessons it has taught me about how to live in the world; and yet I realized I am fundamentally ignorant about its foundation, its essential document. So, what will happen if I approach my Bible empty, unmediated by teachers or rabbis or parents? What will delight and horrify me? How will the Bible relate to the religion I practice, and the lessons I thought I learned in synagogue and Hebrew School? . . .

This sounds like a brilliant idea and thus far what I’ve read of the blog is interesting. (and downright shocking when you hear the Bible through the ears of someone who hasn’t been saturated with it in depth before)

Later Update (August 5, 2020): The entire series of David Plotz’s posts on Blogging the Bible can be found here.