It’s Very Clear That Students Don’t Read the Bible Enough

Take this gem from a student paper (via P. Long on the twitter) –

“After killing a Hebrew slave, Moses fleas Egypt to live in the Sinai dessert.”

1- Moses didn’t kill a Hebrew slave, he killed an Egyptian.
2- He didn’t ‘fleas’ he ‘fled’.
3- The Sinai isn’t a ‘dessert’, it’s a desert.
4- Moses fled to Midian, the text says nothing about his fleeing to Sinai.

Such student blunders could easily be avoided if only they actually bothered to read the Bible (and spell).

Ex 2:11 One day after Moses had become an adult, he went out among his people and he saw their forced labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. 12 He looked around to make sure no one else was there. Then he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. 13 When Moses went out the next day, he saw two Hebrew men fighting with each other. Moses said to the one who had started the fight, “ Why are you abusing your fellow Hebrew? ” 14 He replied, “ Who made you a boss or judge over us? Are you planning to kill me like you killed the Egyptian? ” Then Moses was afraid when he realized: They obviously know what I did. 15 When Pharaoh heard about it, he tried to kill Moses. But Moses ran away from Pharaoh and settled down in the land of Midian.

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4 thoughts on “It’s Very Clear That Students Don’t Read the Bible Enough

  1. James McGrath 10 Dec 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I hate when I end up with fleas in my dessert…

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    • Jim 10 Dec 2011 at 5:28 pm

      me too

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  2. wken 10 Dec 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Is the Sinai Dessert where they used to film those old “Land of Dairy Queen” commercials? or is it more like Candy Land?

    Did the Israelites really wander around for 40 years because they were stuck in that stupid swamp? I think that every parent who’s ever played that game knows what I mean …

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