The Council’s Ruling — Hardest-to-Understand Book of the Bible

June 30, 2008, 12:00 pm; posted by
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This and every Monday, the Bweinh!tributors, having convened in secret for hours of reasoned debate and consideration, will issue a brief and binding ruling on an issue of great societal import.

This week’s question — What is the hardest book of the Bible to understand?

Tom delivers the ruling of the Council, joined by Steve, Chloe, and Kaitlin:

Revelation. Literal transcript? Allegorical warning? Largely symbolic anti-Roman tract?


Connie concurs, joined by David and MC-B:

Revelation — based on a vision filled with metaphors and symbols like baby-eating dragons, it needs another book of interpretation just to understand it.


MC-B concurs, joined by Erin:

Literally, it’s Revelation; at least with the other books of prophecy we largely have the benefit of hindsight.


Job concurs, joined by Connie:

Revelation always takes this title: a searing mix of literal and figurative that introduces theology not seen in the Bible until that last chapter.


Erin concurs:

Revelation — the sheer fact that we have no idea how John’s mind worked makes it difficult.


Mike joins this dissenting opinion:

Ezekiel. Don’t stone me for this, but was he crazy?


Josh and Djere played no part in the determination of this issue.

Next time: What is the most pleasant month of the year?


2 Comments to “The Council’s Ruling — Hardest-to-Understand Book of the Bible”

  1. Djere on July 4th, 2008 12:43 am

    Excuse me, “Josh played no part in the determination of this issue.”

    What part did I play?

  2. Steve on July 5th, 2008 11:13 am


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