Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dirty bits

We've been reading the book of Ruth in Zac's for the last four weeks and learning about kinsman-redeemers - basically how the closest relative had a duty to care for widows. Last night Sean read us a bit from the book of Deuteronomy where the laws tell exactly what has to be done.

I was sitting with Lara and we read that bit and then we both carried on reading the next verse. It dealt with the instance of a fight between two men and the wife of one of them coming to his aid. '... and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts, you shall cut off her hand.'

The pair of us giggled like naughty schoolgirls who'd found the dirty bit in DH Lawrence.

As Sean said, when he'd pointed us and the verse out, 'Thank God we have a new covenant to replace the old.'

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Surely you mean "Welsh vowelllls" ;-) ?