The Twitter Bible – Stupid

The original title says that it keeps it short and sacred, but I shortened it, and did a little exegetical work and came up with merely Stupid. This is the level of biblical ignorance that we have come to today –

Chris Juby has set himself a task of truly biblical proportions: to summarize the 800,000-plus words in the Old and New Testaments in a series of snappy daily tweets.

Juby, a freelance Web designer and director of worship at King’s Church in the northern English city of Durham, plans to condense one Bible chapter a day down to 140 characters or less — the maximum allowed for a single Twitter post. As the good book contains a hefty 1,189 chapters, he doesn’t expect to reach the final installment of Revelation until Nov. 8, 2013. (Juby admits, though, that he might miss that deadline, as he may have to take “the odd day or two off every now and then”).

The Twitter Bible Keeps It Short and Sacred.

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).

9 thoughts on “The Twitter Bible – Stupid

  1. So rather than The Amplified which gives various meanings to each verse and expands (not always successfully), this guy is doing a sort of Readers Digest Condensed version of the Bible and removes any meaning and sense.

  2. ah, come on, it’s not all bad :) i’ve actually done something similar with some portions of Scripture as a tool to help me remember where things are. you have to know it pretty intimately in order to summarize it down. but i get where you’re coming from. i won’t argue that we are by and large a biblically illerate generation.

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