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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Old Testament / Hebrew Bible as Bob Dylan Song Titles

Yesterday at the blog Faith and Theology, Kim Fabricius posted a list of the books of the New Testament in Bob Dylan song titles. I enjoyed that so much that I decided to take up and list the books of the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible (along with the Deuterocanonical books).  

Genesis – Gates of Eden

Exodus – Farewell

Leviticus – Thunder on the Mountain

Numbers – 2 x 2

Deuteronomy -   Whatcha Gonna Do?

Joshua – With God on Our Side

Judges – Rollin’ and Tumblin’

Ruth – I Pity the Poor Immigrant

1 Samuel – Early Roman Kings

2 Samuel – Trouble

1 Kings – Changing of the Guards

2 Kings – When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky

1 Chronicles – Desolation Row

2 Chronicles – Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight

Ezra – Bring it on Home

Nehemiah – Walls of Red Wing

Tobit -  Wedding Song

Judith – One Man’s Loss

Esther – Covenant Woman

1 Maccabees – Paths of Victory

2 Maccabees – Pay in Blood

Job – When I Got Troubles

Psalms  - Lay Down Your Weary Tune

Proverbs – A Satisfied Mind

Ecclesiastes – Life Is Hard

Song of Songs – I Wanna Be Your Lover

Ben Sirah (Ecclesiasticus) – Odds and Ends

Isaiah – All Along the Watchtower

Jeremiah – Tears of Rage

Lamentations – Everything is Broken

Baruch – 900 Miles From My Home

Ezekiel – Talkin’ Hava Negilah Blues

Daniel – Had a Dream about You, Baby

Hosea – Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar

Joel – Day of the Locusts

Amos – North Country Blues

Obadiah  – I’d Hate To Be You on that Dreadful Day

Jonah – Nothing Was Delivered

Micah – Quit Your Lowdown Ways

Nahum - Hell Time, Man (Band of the Hand)

Habakkuk – Seven Curses

Zephaniah – Worried Blues

Haggai – Too Much of Nothing

Zechariah – Series of Dreams

Malachi – Do Right to Me, Baby (Do unto Others)

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