Quote of the Day
On what 'really happened' in the Old Testament:
"The pressing question almost everyone would agree is not, 'Did it happen?' but rather, 'Why on earth did they tell their story like that?'" (in John Holdsworth's entertaining SCM Studyguide, The Old Testament, 54)
I would simply add, in the spirit of Brueggemann, that the pressing question is also 'What on earth does their story actually say?'