>A Twiter Version of the Bible

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Yes, it’s Christians across the pond.  First there was communion via Twitter.  Now the whole Bible.  The hope, apparently, is that persons will receive the tweets and want to read the whole Bible.

Reports The Guardian:

A Christian evangelist has launched an almighty work of precis, to reduce the 800,000-odd words in the Bible to 1,190 tweets.

Chris Juby, a 30-year-old freelance web developer and director of worship at King’s church in Durham, says it will take more than two years to reach chapter 22 of the Book of Revelation, with its forecast of the second coming of Christ.

He started last Sunday by condensing the 31 verses of Genesis chapter one, which traditionally starts with the appropriately pithy: “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” Juby supplemented this with a further 17 words in his opening tweet, staying comfortably within Twitter’s 140-character limit.

Here are the first three tweets:

Gen1: God created the heavens, the earth and everything that lives. He made humankind in his image, and gave them charge over the earth.

Gen2: God formed a man and gave him the garden in Eden, except for the tree of knowledge. Adam was alone so God made a woman as his partner.

Gen3: The serpent deceived the woman; she and Adam ate from the tree. The earth became cursed, and God sent Adam and Eve out of the garden.

I’m not sure if this is genius or wacky, but I confess to signing up to be a follower (a Twitter Follower)

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