In this week’s Bible readings…

…I stumbled across Exodus 5, where the Israelites were required, as slaves to the Egyptians, to make bricks without straw. This was at a time when the Israelites, led by Moses and Aaron, had had it with Pharaoh’s heart, which seemed to harden at the slightest of provocation. (I mean, seriously: If someone turned water …

In last weeks’ reading of the Hebrew scriptures:

I started this as a comment to something Leftover said, but here goes, anyway: (As a reminder, I, the fundamentalist with Mad Bible Skills, have started re-reading the Bible, from Gen. 1, using a guide I loaded onto my phone. Obviously, people read the Bible and find different things. Here’s what I found last week:) A man named …