Monday, May 06, 2013
Reader's Diary #997- The New King James Version Bible: The Book of Malachi
The Book of Malachi, while similar in theme to many of the books that came before it, appears a little more focused. Advising people against their sinful ways, Malachi specifically addresses priests for not offering meaningful sacrifices, like giving up brussel sprouts for Lent.
Of course, most would agree that the repetitive messages are not the most significant feature of the Book of Malachi. The most important feature, many would say are the messianic prophecies, which perfect set up the sequel. And not in a wait until the credits roll past for Nick Fury to show up sort of way either.
I'm looking forward to the New Testament. I'm looking forward to what I assume will be a softer tone and perhaps more narrative. For a lot of reasons I'm glad I read the Old Testament, but the repetition and harshness started to get to me after a while.