2:15 Does the fact that this verse places us within the second account of creation affect how to interpret this verse? What is different about the LORD God of the second account of creation compared to the God of the first account of creation? Is “man” the best translation of the Hebrew?
32:1 This may be an appropriate Psalm if one reads the Genesis account within the framework of original sin, but what if one does not? In light of this verse, I wonder iof the man and woman of the Genesis Reading sew fig leaves together and make loincloths primarily to cover their genitals or to cover their sin? What does it mean that “sin is covered”?
5:12 It does not seem right to begin a Reading with “Therefore”. We are not given the premise of the argument. What was it that Paul was saying? Is Paul speaking literally, figuratively, or in a mythical sense? If death spread to all because of sin, then did sin spread like a virus? Viral infection offers a different image than sin being passed on through procreation.
4:1 I cannot help but read this account and its parallels without thinking of Martin Scorsese’s 1988 controversial film adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis’ 1960 novel The Last Temptation of Christ. I have not yet seen the new Jesus movie to know how it handles this account. Why would the Spirit lead Jesus into the wilderness? What does the wilderness represent? You may also want to explore this passages theological connection with The Desert Fathers and Contemplative Prayer.
A: A hole in it.