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 L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. 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 thoughts on “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. 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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