It is very interesting going through the Bible from the perspective of an unlearned person. Many of the stories are uncomfortable to read. Many of the stories are avoided in public discussions of Bible. In the end it is a wonder that the image of the Jewish people isn’t that we are a blood thirsty brutish people ready to slaughter all who get in our way.
I am still reading and am not sure what to think of the Good Book. I am not sure whether I am ready to take a literary walk through the Bible. Most times the Rabbinic wrestling and interpretations are much more palatable.