Religion & Beliefs

OMGWTFBIBLE: In Which God Spends a Great Deal of Time Describing Some Stuff He Wants Made

And He wants the Israelites to do unspeakable things to dolphins in the desert. Read More

By / March 12, 2015

OMGWTFBIBLE with David Tuchman has hit Philadelphia! On February 25, David was joined by Temple professor Mark Leuchter at Raven Lounge in Philly to read “Terumah,” the seventh portion in Exodus—next to a stripper pole. Among other things, they discussed Professor Leuchter’s love of guitars, his approach to the Bible, and why in the world God spent so much time on building directions.

That’s right, building directions. In episode 29.1, with all those pesky laws out of the way, God spends a great deal of time describing some stuff he wants made. Is it interesting? Are there any questions that can be asked about this? Why is it in the Bible in the first place? Listen and find out. Maybe.

David Tuchman translated the Tanakh as a comedy and called it OMGWTFBIBLE. Each month on his podcast, he calls up a different guest to read as many chapters of OMGWTFBIBLE as they can while they both make fun of it.

Jewcy is the proud (internet) co-host of OMGWTFBIBLE. Read more about the project here, and listen to previous episodes here.

Check back here in a week for the next installment of OMGWTFBIBLE. David will be reading the next live show with in New York at Beauty Bar with Catie Lazarus on March 23!

(Image: Model of the tabernacle, as seen in Timna Park, Israel)