'Ff'lo (fflo) wrote,
'Ff'lo
fflo

I do not know the Bible.

Started to read it in my 20s cuz it seemed like a student of literature should know it, but got bogged down in the begats.  Didn't occur to me until I'd long since given up that I coulda just skipped over those, nor, more helpfully, that I didn't have to memorize the full cast of characters and their lifespans to read further.

Today, presented with a trivia question involving the names of books of the Bible, I made a list of my guesses at Bible book names, and came up with only 11.  And I was confused about Songs.  Seems it's "Song of Solomon" for Protestants; "שִׁיר הַשִּׁירִים" [Šîr Hašîrîm], in the Hebrew original; "Song of Songs" for Catholics and Orthodoxxers; and "Canticles" in the, like, religio-colloquial, or somethin' like that.  How many Bible books can you name?  

my list

Genesis
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Psalms
Songs?  Song of Songs?
Revelations
Deuteronomy
First Corinthians
Second Corinthians?
Job?

 
  Oh, and there's no -s on Revelation. Sure seems like there oughta be, on accounta it's rumored to be just chock-fulla revelations, but what do I know? I left off somewhere around And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared.
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