The Layman's Bible

Biblical Interpretation from Someone with no Training in Biblical Interpretation

When Your Enemy Eats Dirt

Last time I told you we would find out more about why God was so angry at Edom in Obadiah.  Today the Lord talks straight: On the day you stood … Continue reading

April 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Betrayal and Retribution

Today as we continue our crawl through the book of Obadiah, things start to heat up.  The Bible records, “But how Esau will be ransacked, His hidden treasures pillaged! All … Continue reading

April 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Edom and Philosophical Arrogance

Around the time of writing the notes to this article I had been frequently engaging in religious debates with a nonbeliever.  The most frustrating part of the discussions would always … Continue reading

April 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Awesome Symbolism in the Ark

On of my least favorite parts of the Bible is the end of Exodus.  Oh sure, when we think of Exodus we think of Moses leading the Israelites out of … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Nothing is Free?

There is a saying that goes “Nothing is free,” or another version that states, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”  The implication is that everything has a price, … Continue reading

March 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jesus Freaks Out and the Church Does Nothing

I once wrote on here that as a personal project I was harmonizing the Gospels.  As you probably already know, there’s a lot of overlap between the four accounts of … Continue reading

March 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Hope x3

Sometimes it’s hard to concentrate on or understand everything in the Bible.  That was happening to me a lot when I wrote the notes for this article. So one night … Continue reading

March 10, 2018 · Leave a comment