Live Blogging the Bible, Genesis 4:24
by Noah Lugeons
So I’m reading the bible for this Holy Babble segment we’re doing on the show and I figured as I was reading I’d toss a few of my random thoughts out. These’ll probably be short posts where I reflect on something that I probably won’t have time to mention on the show.
My first such reflection comes in the 4th chapter of Genesis. We’re right in the middle of a “who-fucked-who” list (of which Genesis seems to have plenty) and suddenly my boy Lamech shows up out of nowhere with bloody hands and a crazed look in his eye. This homicidal polygamist gathers his wives together and says:
Adah and Zillah (his wives, banging chicks from A-Z, this boy was), hear my voice (what the hell else would they hear?);
You wives of Lamech, listen to what I say: (the Bible likes to repeat itself)
I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for striking me.
If Cain is avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy-seven fold”
And then we’re back to fuck-lists. This just pops up out of nowhere and as near as I can tell, it’s not setting up something else. So basically Lamech just shows up in the middle of the bible to tell everybody what a bad ass he is. I can’t help but think of him in the room while the scribes were writing it going, “Put in a part where I’m a badass. At least ten times… no eleven times more badass than Cain!”
So that was weird. Anyway, back to bible study.