The Turtle Sings Again, The Screwloose Letters, Vol 1, #8

Voice of the Turtle (cont.) The Screwloose Letters, Vol 1, #8 Good Friday, April 19, 2019 It might just as well be a singing turtle. It would make as much sense, you’ll say. The King James Bible has got it wrong here; it should read turtledove, you’ll say… Yes, yes I know but just a minute, please. Hold on. When I tell you who’s really speaking to us here in this enigmatic slice of early Christian poetry, you may well opt to return to the turtle. It’s Mary. Mary the Magdalene. Mary the Tower. That would be according to S. P. Laurie, whose book The Rock and the Tower: How Mary Invented Christianity, is available on Amazon. (See my rave review on Goodreads). Don’t throw up your hands. This one

Voice of the Turtle, the Screwloose Letters, Vol 1, #7

Perfect Mind Look, the winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Blossoms appear through all the land. The time has come to sing; And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land… Song of Songs 2:11,12 Yes, it’s spring again, dear fans, time to sing a new song… And here it is, something to boggle your (probably) imperfect mind. My guess is, you’ve never heard anything quite like this. Read it with an open (if not yet quite perfect) mind, see if you’re ready to hazard a guess. Can you identify this piece of ancient writing? Whose voice are we hearing? Read it again. Let it simmer in your head for a while. Can you handle it? Make a guess, just give me your impressions, entered below in the

Voice of the Turtle, The Screwloose Letters, Vol 1, #7

Perfect Mind, perfect rest. Look, the winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Blossoms appear through all the land. The time has come to sing; And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land… Song of Songs 2:11,12 Yes, it’s spring again, dear fans, time to sing a new song… And here it is, something to boggle your mind. My guess is, you’ve never read anything quite like it. Read it with an open (if not yet quite perfect) mind, see if you’re ready to hazard a guess. Can you identify this piece of ancient prose? Whose voice are we hearing? Read it again. Who might this be? Let it simmer in your head for a while. Can you handle it? Make a guess, just give me your impressions, entered b

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