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Steg Belsky wrote:

> On Mon, 16 Oct 2000 00:36:39 -0400 Yoon Ha Lee <[log in to unmask]>
> writes:
> > > My favourite part of the Bible is the letters, because they're so
> > very
> > > conversational - almost like reading email - and because the
> > emotion and
> > > earnestness behind them comes out so clearly ("Oh you dear idiots
> > of
>
> > I liked Psalms, Proverbs, and Revelation.  :-p  (I read the Song of
> > Solomon in 4th grade--read the Bible straight through, in fact--and
> > was
> > completely confused....)  The letters intrigued me, but there's a
> > lot
> > about the culture involved that I still don't quite understand, and
> > reading anything by Paul tends to make my teeth clench even when I
> > agree
> > with him.  <sigh>
> -
>
> I like the exciting historical books (Joshua, Judges, for instance) and
> the poetic/poetry ones (Isaiah, Qohelet (Ecclesiastes?)) mostly.

Qohelet is one of the best ones, along with _Shir Hasshirim_ (gosh, I know
the Hebrew names and not the English ones!). My teacher of Italian wanted me
to do a  research on the Ecclesiastes a couple of years ago (I don't
remember why, probably it was connected to some poet we were studying - or
probably because of his personal 'weakness': if you were able to find any
connection between a Biblical argument and the text we were reading, you
were sure you'd have a good mark!), and I presented it to the class.

Luca