Very Short Commentaries

Recently, WIRED asked some science fiction, horror, and fantasy writers to follow in Hemmingway’s footsteps and write a short story in only six words. (Hemmingway said that his, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn,” was his best work.)

This project is crying for a biblical application. So without further ado, here are my six-word commentaries on each of the five books of the Pentateuch:

God’s world. Abram’s family. To Egypt!

“Let them go!” So he did.

Keep the whole law. Be holy.

Forty years! Rebellion. Wars. Manna again?

Promised Land! But first, three sermons…

Leave your 6-word commentaries on other biblical books in the comments below. We’ll compile our favorites for a future post.

Darrell Pursiful is the editor of Formations. A version of this post originally appeared on Darrell’s blog.

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