The Guru of Global Warming

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If you haven’t yet peeked at David Plotz’s Slate feature Blogging the Bible, yesterday’s edition is a good place to start, as he covers three books in one post. Plus, I’m guessing I’m not the only one whose knowledge of Joel, Amos, and Obadiah is a bit lacking.

A taste:

Joel is the prophet of green, the oracle of Earth Day, the guru of global warming. His brief (four-chapter) book glows with images of nature — as destroyer, and as redeemer. It’s astonishingly beautiful.

And then comes the drama:

Wait a minute! My Christian Bible has only three chapters of Joel, but my Jewish Bible has four. What’s going on here?

Read the whole thing here.

Posted on February 21, 2007

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