Friday, November 16, 2012

Reader's Diary #896- The New King James Version Bible: The Book of Daniel

As I trudge along through the Bible, more and more of the stories are becoming obscure. It seems like all the best known tales (Noah's ark, Moses parting the Red Sea, Jesus's crucifixion) bookend the Bible. The middle seems to have been largely ignored. With some exceptions of course, such as Daniel in the den of lions and to a lesser extent, the writing on the wall.

It was good to come across such familiar stories again, but I think what I found most fascinating was the heavy emphasis on dream interpretation. In novels, I usually find dream sequences annoying. I personally believe most dreams are gibberish. However, in the Book of Daniel it was fun to see the emphasis on symbols and try to figure out what Daniel's interpretation would be before he said it.

I also found king Nebuchadnezzar to be a pretty interesting character. Powerful, but the epitome of insecurity.

Next up, the book of Hosea.

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