In which I name Jepthah’s Daughter

I particularly enjoyed my Hebrew Bible class where we were encouraged to interact with the text through art, poetry, and modern interpretations of the readings. My analysis (or exegesis) of Judges 11:29-40 begins with a poem in which I name Jepthah's unnamed daughter. “Precious” Daughter What shall I name you, Dear One? Joy? Because you... Continue Reading →

In which synchronicities lead me to my next primary source (Remix final)

Shortly after studying early Christian asceticism and the desert mothers and fathers in class this fall, I attended an online reading with Sue Monk Kidd featuring her 2020 historical fiction, The Book of Longings. During the time for questions, I asked her about the Therapeutae community’s timing in the first century since I understood that... Continue Reading →

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