Ezra · humor · Nehemiah

Seven Leadership Principles From Ezra-Nehemiah

Here are my “Seven Leadership Principles (Hopefully No One Has Ever Taught) From Ezra-Nehemiah” (I’m still waiting on the book deal): (7) Demand that all members divorce any foreigners (Ezra 9-10) (6) Remove from membership anyone missing a special business meeting (Ezra 10:8) (5) Always carry a weapon to attack those who oppose your work… Continue reading Seven Leadership Principles From Ezra-Nehemiah

humor · Job · Literary Reading · Polzin · Structuralism

The Beauty of the Book of Job

Ah…the beauty of the poetics of Job at last have been discovered and boiled down to the following helpful equation (courtesy of Robert Polzin, Biblical Structuralism, Philadelphia: Fortress, 1977, p.75):   Fx(a) : Fy(b) ≅ Fx(b) : Fa – 1(y)  Aren’t you overwhelmed by the clear structure of the theodicy of Job?  Does it not amaze… Continue reading The Beauty of the Book of Job