Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Reader's Diary #1014- The New King James Version Bible: The Gospel of Matthew

No, I don't know why he didn't just make Harry's pillow a portkey.
When I read the Old Testament, I noted that most of the well-known stories come in the first five books. Starting the New Testament with the Gospel of Matthew, I think I'll end up saying the same. In this one book, Jesus is born, takes up a career in ministry, dies, and is resurrected. And there's 26 books to go?

I know that the next three books, the rest of the Gospels, also tell of same time line but right now I'm not sure how I feel about that. On the one hand, I think it's interesting to hear another side of the same story. (Wasn't that the gimmick behind Carol Shields' Happenstance?) On the other hand, four different versions sounds like it might be overkill.

In the meantime, Jesus as a character is quite interesting. So many are suspicious of his motives but Jesus tends to respond with questions and parables, which really doesn't help his case. Not his immediate case, anyway.

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