This is part 6 in our How to Read the Bible series.

In this episode Tim and Jon continue discussing the story of Cain and Abel in the Bible and why its a good example of Jewish Meditation Literature. The Cain and Abel story is famous for its lack of detail, mysteriousness and brevity. Most of the things that modern readers find frustrating in this story are actually key features of ancient Jewish literature.

The first half of the show, (0-25:30) the guys finish the discussion on Cain and Abel.
The second half (26:00-end) Tim outlines Psalm 1 and how it describes the ideal reader of the Hebrew scriptures.
The guys also have a brief discussion on the differences between modern meditation practices and ancient Jewish meditation practice. Tim talks about the Jewish community that gave us the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, and how their habits of Scripture meditation give us a window into the kind of meditation described in Psalm 1.

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Show Resources:
Jordan B Peterson Podcast
Jerome Walsh Books

Show Music:
Defender Instrumental by Rosasharn Music
Capital by Silent Partner
Voyage by Lemmino