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.
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.