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The Prince James Bible in a Can: An Absurd Biblical Commentary James Price

The Prince James Bible in a Can: An Absurd Biblical Commentary

James Price

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My nephew never went to Sunday school, and since I was his godfather, it was my theoretical responsibility to educate him in spiritual matters. The original idea for this book was to write an entertaining biblical tutorial in order to transmitMoreMy nephew never went to Sunday school, and since I was his godfather, it was my theoretical responsibility to educate him in spiritual matters. The original idea for this book was to write an entertaining biblical tutorial in order to transmit essential stories of our culture. But as I wrote, I vacillated between popularizing scholarship, presenting a humanistic perspective, and humor. Being easily sidetracked, I digressed into my own musings. It soon became clear that, while the book had underpinnings of popularizing scholarship and presenting a humanistic perspective, it was primarily a book of humor. As of this writing, my nephew hasnt read it either.Many cultures around the world have recognized the importance of a trickster figure to break up rigidity and allow the divine to be reborn. In my tutorial to my nephew, this was the route in which my inclinations were taking me. It seemed easy for me to be a bit of a trickster with a book that has both beauty and a historically elevated theocratic authority.Despite the absurd non-sequiturs, I did try to maintain a tone that is mostly reverent. No doubt, some will think that I have failed miserably in that regard. But I tried fairly hard to let you know when I am spoofing, so that you will recognize the occasionally honest commentary. And rest assured, whenever a Bible verse is quoted – that verse has been rendered verbatim, using the King James Version as reference.This book mainly focuses on Old Testament stories. The only material from the New Testament is a chapter on Updated Parables, and a satire of Revelation.