episode 2: genesis 12-23

God makes some extraordinary promises (and some extraordinary demands) to Abraham and Sarah.

Listen here.

Shownotes:

  • Jordan parodies “Oo-de-lally” from Disney’s Robin Hood
  • Rublev’s famous icon of the Trinity
  • Mohammed bargains God down to 5 prayers per day, just like Abraham’s bargaining for Sodom & Gomorrah.
  • Jordan’s favorite novel The Sparrow
  • Mean Girls
  • Luci mentions an alternative reading of the Binding of Isaac, which can be found here.

Theme: Hey, Nony! by nony zero

3 thoughts on “episode 2: genesis 12-23

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  1. I know I’m a bit late joining in, but I am really enjoying your podcast, two episodes in. Hopefully, I’ll catch up to you guys one day. I was wondering if y’all ever found the name of the poem about the binding of Isaac that Luci mentions in this episode.

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  2. Hi there! I am very, very late to the game, but absolutely loving the podcast so far. Thank you both for taking the time to do this. I thought I’d share another idea about the binding of Isaac. Someone pointed out to me once that other gods demanding a child sacrifice was perhaps not too uncommon during Abraham’s time, and so the idea of Abraham’s God asking for his child’s life wouldn’t have seemed all that strange to him. Heartbreaking, yes, but not outrageous. By saving Isaac in the end, Abraham’s God was distinguishing himself from the other gods in the land. Maybe it served to show Abraham that this God was different and worth following.

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