Reading the Old Testament can be challenging. Although the New Testament is some two thousand years removed from our current place in history, it feels much closer to our cultural context than the Old Testament does—which is thousands of years even further removed. Many of the Old Testament’s cultural realities feel foreign to our ears, and even the writing style does not always align with our modern sensibilities. And if the Old Testament can be difficult for us to read as adults, I have no doubt the same can be said for our children as well.

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