Please purchase your copy of “Passages to Ruth,” my short story
Long, long ago, in a world lost in the misty past, I wondered about everything. Why is the sky blue? Why didn’t people on the other side of the earth fall off the earth and up into space? What if some of the stories we read, or were read to us, didn’t happen exactly the way they were presented?
As George Gershwin so aptly penned:
The t’ings dat yo’ li’ble
To read in de Bible,
It ain’t necessarily so.
Herein are biblical matriarchs and patriarchs without their baggage, (think carry-on only.) Meet other ancestors who, overlooked as minor characters, waiting patiently in the wings for their day on the stage.
- Isaac—1704 HD (HebrewDate)
- God commanded Jacob to sacrifice his son Isaac on Mount Moriah to prove his devotion and obedience. At the last moment an angel of God stayed his hand, or so the popular story goes.
- Rebekkah—1735 HD
- In the Tanakh we meet Rebekkah when Abraham’s servant is sent to find a wife for Isaac. Who was this young woman and what part did she play in her own destiny?
- Esau—2171 HD
- Not favored by Rebekkah his mother, was Esau’s birthright really stolen by his brother Jacob and was his mother complicit in the theft?
- Nahshon—2315 HD
- Moses parted the Red Sea to save his people from the attacking Egyptians. At least that is what he wants you to believe.
- Caleb—2315 HD
- The Israeli spies returned from Canaan with reports of a “land of milk and honey,” but what really happened to convince Joshua to report this truly was the promised land?
- Ruth—2621 HD
- Ruth was the loving daughter in law, devoted follower of Naomi’s god, stranger in a strange land, or was there another less sincere reason for her adoration?