David Plots, from Slate.com, has begun a series blogging through the Bible.
Like many lax but well-educated Jews (and Christians), I have long assumed I knew what was in the Bible—more or less. I read parts of the Torah as a child in Hebrew school, then attended a rigorous Christian high school where I had to study the Old and New Testaments. . .
. . . All this left me with a general sense that I knew the Good Book well enough, and that it was a font of crackling stories, Jewish heroes, and moral lessons. . .
. . . My goal is pretty simple. I want to find out what happens when an ignorant person actually reads the book on which his religion is based.