For our second week of our trek through the whole Bible, we look at Noah and The Great Flood. Many of us have this Sunday School version of the story in our minds. But the real story is completely different from that—violent and weird and profound. However, the real version in the Bible is not a story that we can affirm. So we examine what it means to hold these in tension.
Next week's reading is the Tower of Babel (Gen. 11). As you read, consider these questions:
- How does this story relate to the previous two weeks?
- What reasoning did God give for confusing the languages? Do you agree with that reason?
- What is the purpose of this story?