The Bible, as the most frequently-read book in Western society, serves as foundation for our attitudes, customs, and practices concerning each other and the world in which we live. Some believe every word is the word of God and therefore an edict. I hope they are reading in the original and not in translation. Some understand the writing as a powerful allegory.
In any case, the Bible has influenced us for millennia and continues to do so. Taking a fresh look at it for its effect on modern culture seems appropriate. That’s what I’ll be doing in several subsequent postings. I hope you’ll come along for the ride. It may get bumpy.
Poetry is what gets lost in translation. Robert Frost