March 26, 2009
Forward: “Great” people of the Bible
Here’s a fine article written by ‘Atheist under UR bed’ posted on AnAtheist on what is really so great about the most revered people in the Bible. As it turns out, when you actually do the research and read the passages, there’s not much “great” to report.
6) Jacob – Isaac’s son, Jacob, had two wives (Gen. 29:15-30). He cheated his brother Esau out of both his birthright and their father’s blessing (Gen. 25:29-34; Gen. 27). Amazingly, even though Jacob acquired these things quite dishonestly, God didn’t protest in the least. Indeed, He honored Jacob exactly as He should have honored Esau (Gen. 28:12-17). (Whoever said “Crime doesn’t pay” never read the Bible!)
Excellent post and of the sort I wish I’d written.