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Ishmael Reed does an interesting rewrite job in mumbo jumbo, retelling the moses and Jethro story but casting moses as villain.

And I really like crumb's genesis, read that a couple of times.

Top Bible adaptation for me is Chester brown's gospels
 

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Chester brown's done a good Job comic as well. I'll try get a scan together.

Are you reading the King James Bible version of these books or a different Torah version?

Actually, you are probably reading in the Hebrew?
 

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found a few scans i made years ago for a friend, some of the pages from Chester Brown's gospel adaptations

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Chester brown's done a good Job comic as well. I'll try get a scan together.

Are you reading the King James Bible version of these books or a different Torah version?

Actually, you are probably reading in the Hebrew?
robert alter for english MT text Westminster-Leningrad for hebrew MT text New American Standard for nt and deuterocanon of HB
this chester brown looks bussin 😳
 

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cheers i'll try get my hands on that robert alter.

chester brown is brilliant in my opinion, but he's pretty insane / controversial as well.

that new book, mary wept, is well worth picking up. he does a good version of the talents parable in it.

he argues that he sees the "real" intention of the story, which has been disguised / hidden / altered by prissy Christians.

So he makes it all about God rewarding people who spend all their money on gambling and whoring, as that is a more fitting use of a "talent".

He's a really amazing cartoonist, tho not for everyone. He basically broke up from a long-term relationship in odd circumstances (she asked if he minded her sleeping with someone else, he said fine) and went onto become a frequent user of prostitutes.

This led to him writing a memor of his expereinces, which is really interesting (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paying_for_It). He basically makes a radical pro-prostitution argument, arguing that it makes more sense than a "normal" monogamous relationship...

He's also a lapsed Christian, so he then set about looking at all the stories in the bible related to prostitution and sort of reimagined them all, which is that mary wept book.

but he did those gospel adaptations i posted years ago, as sort of b-sides to his "proper" comic, yummy fur.
 
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