We’ve made it through Genesis, so now we’re out of the frying pan and into the fire with Exodus. We’ll probably spend some time touching on any lingering questions about the Joseph cycle and Genesis in general, but all those familiar motifs will return with the sequel, so we’ll have plenty of opportunities to revisit them.
Assignment for Sunday: read as much of Exodus as you can. There are 40 chapters in all. It’s recommended you get at least through 20, even if we don’t quite make it that far in the discussion.
Holy Grail Search Party is a religious text discussion group—like a Bible study gone rogue—where we can engage in our own theological exegesis, using whatever critical approaches suit us. Meetings will take place Sunday mornings on Zoom.
We’ll look at sacred texts from various traditions, considering their historical context as well as their lasting significance. Putting aside religious dogma, cultural preconceptions, and absurd literalism, we’ll decode for symbolic meaning and spiritual insight. We’ll likely also explore secondary texts from different interpretive disciplines to guide our discussion.
We’ll begin with the Old Testament of the Holy Bible. We recommend the King James Version for consistency, particularly an annotated edition such as the Norton Critical Edition, although we may also compare passages from different translations.
Holy Grail Workflowy Page (notes & resources)
The English Bible, King James Version: The Old Testament
Holy Grail Search Party Workflowy page (notes and resources)
Holy Bible Audio Book
The Bible Project on YouTube
Bible Gateway (searchable Bible database from various translations)
If you’re interested in reading the weekly assignment out loud, join Raven a half an hour before the discussion.