Passages To Ruth

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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?

About Dave Oney

Dave Oney was born mid last century in Middlebury, Vermont. He received his BS in Chemistry and worked as a polymer chemist in Massachusetts and New Jersey. He became a microscopist (someone who studies little bitty things using a microscope) and photomicrographer (someone who photographs little bitty things) before settling into a 35-year career in technical sales of scientific imaging equipment (the science of digitally recording itty bitty things, sending the image to a computer for analysis.) He designed and created a number of products contributing to this field. He is (was) proficient in several computer languages and is currently working on mastering English. After making a few more paradigm shift career changes Dave and his wife, Fran, retired and moved closer to their children and granddaughters and now live in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas.
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