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Word Leftovers: Joshua (Blue Note)

One thing I've tried to do through my Word project is to train myself to re-imagine Bible stories as I read them. What if David and Goliath was a boxing match in the 1930s? What if Song of Solomon was a romance novel? What if Meshach did a hand plant in the fiery furnace? This time I wondered, what if the story of Joshua and the walls of Jericho was a Blue Note album from the 1950s?

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Word: Joshua

Joshua is a brutal book. It's filled with death and destruction. On multiple occasions, the Israelites go into cities and kill every living thing. Men, women, children, animals... "not sparing anyone that breathed." All at God's order. As someone who is trying to follow God, what are you supposed to do with that? To be honest, it would be easier for me if Joshua wasn't in the Bible.

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