A Beginner’s Intellectual and Mystical Guide to Reading the Bible

I started a new blog. Yeah, I know. I write crazy amounts of material. I love every second of it.

This new blog may turn into a book. It may be a teaching series for a while at synagogue. It’s about reading the text with a more attuned sense to the mystical, the literary, the gaps, the glimpses we should get beyond into the Eternal Realm. I’m convinced the biblical literature, all genres, features mysteries because the writers didn’t know the unknowable either and struggled to tell the story.

So, feel free to check it out. Since it is an unfolding book or guide to reading the Bible, it goes backwards. That’s the nature of blogs. The oldest and first material gets pushed to the bottom and the newest material is what shows. It’s a good idea to read “Biblical Ascents Toward the Holy One” forward (which means having to read it backwards on a blog, if you catch my drift).



About Derek Leman

IT guy working in the associations industry. Formerly a congregational rabbi. Dad of 8. Nerd.
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5 Responses to A Beginner’s Intellectual and Mystical Guide to Reading the Bible

  1. Bill says:

    Bible ‘O Fun Knowing?

    Sounds awesome!


  2. Bill:

    Too funny. See, mysticism and gaps in words and letters are everywhere!


  3. Bill says:

    Absolutely, brother. Fun(ny) Knowing is much better than the puffed up kind.

    Since I’m not sure about the “un”-kind, though, I’ll subscribe to your blog.

    Looking forward to more…

  4. Hey, cool, Derek. Insane that you’re starting another blog, I think you must live on the computer by now. You should probably get out and take a shower once in awhile. But yeah, cool that you started another blog. ;-)

  5. rebyosh says:


    LOL … I’m with Judah on this one. How can you possibly find any more time for another blog. But it does look super cool and interesting. I’m looking forward to reading more!

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