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Jesus Eats First

At the church I pastor, we have four servers who distribute the communion elements to the congregation, and I distribute the elements to those in the foyer and nursery. The servers and I do not partake of the bread and wine until the congregation is served first. As this has developed, the servers eat while standing in the back of the sanctuary or as we walk back up to the table. Everyone else is seated – the proper posture for… Read More

Mutilated Bodies

Sandra Jacobs’s ​The Body as Property examines the role of physical disfigurement in the Hebrew Bible, with focus on the Torah, and more specifically on the (fictitious) Priestly document, P. After an introduction laying out a rationale for the comparative method that guides her research, she explores circumcision, the use of the lex talionis in penal law, and ends with a chapter on the ear-piercing for slaves.

On the assumption that the human body is a canvas or blank page on… Read More

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