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Gloria Dei homo vivens – St Irenaeus
August 11th, 2014 by Joel Watts

Bible and Country Music – Tobit and “The Long Black Veil”

This doesn’t really apply to the entire book, but the ability of the person to see and know what it happening above his grave serves as the connection.

Plus, I really like the song.

Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).


4 Responses to “Bible and Country Music – Tobit and “The Long Black Veil””
  1. But Tobit has so much more potential as a country western song.
    Bird poop in the eye blinds you.
    Noodling for fish with your foot.
    A bride with 7 bride grooms in-a-row dead on her wedding night, without consummation.
    Fish liver and heart used to finally complete her wedding night.
    Fish gall bladder cures blindness.
    If this isn’t country western, I don’t know what is…

  2. John C. Poirier says

    Nice to see this song getting some attention, but I like the Band’s version much better. If you haven’t listened to Music from Big Pink, you should!

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