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stared · 2019-02-14 · Original thread
It reminds me of "The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb" (, which I enjoyed.

He, as an atheist, tries to present it in the raw form, without "explaining the hidden message" or any religious interpretation (neither Jewish nor Christian).

acqq · 2019-02-06 · Original thread
Luckily some of the major narration lines, thanks to the modern art forms, are in the very accessible form:

And there are also people who e.g. carefully count the details, so that we don't have to:

But of course always check the references. Use the work of textual critics to establish what is in which version of the original text, and compare.

tlb · 2018-02-02 · Original thread
R. Crumb's Illustrated Genesis is a great way to start. It's much easier to understand some of the customs with drawings. Only a small part of Genesis is supernatural, the rest is an epic human story.

For the rest of the bible, pick one with modern language. Although the antiquated language of the King James Version feels more serious, it's easy to misunderstand.

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