What rhymes with “Samaritan”?
Claritin? That’d be tough to work into the parables. Maybe. We’ll have to see what Kyle Holt, author of “The Bible in Rhyme,” can come up with. Here’s a sample from his version of Genesis:
To govern the greatest and govern the least.
God took up His dirt, and He took up His dust
and then in the swiftest, most powerful gust
He blew into Adam the Godbreath of life.
But God realized Adam needed a wife
to be a companion, for man was alone.
So from His new man, God plucked out a bone.
At PoliticsDaily I posted on this Bible, thoughts which some here I fear might find risible.
Or is it libel? Liable?
UPDATE: “Never mind.” Via Joe Carter at First Things, we learn that the whole Genesis creation story really is a myth anyway:
Professor Ellen van Wolde, a respected Old Testament scholar and author, claims the first sentence of Genesis “in the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth” is not a true translation of the Hebrew.
She claims she has carried out fresh textual analysis that suggests the writers of the great book never intended to suggest that God created the world—and in fact the Earth was already there when he created humans and animals.
[. . . ]
She said she eventually concluded the Hebrew verb “bara”, which is used in the first sentence of the book of Genesis, does not mean “to create” but to “spatially separate”.
The first sentence should now read “in the beginning God separated the Heaven and the Earth”
But what rhymes with “spatially separate”?