It was to be holy, glorious, and beautiful like God himself, which is appropriate since the priest represented God to the people. He wore an ephod and a breastplate that had stones with the names of the twelve tribes on them.

Nancy Guthrie offers companionship and biblical insight to the grieving through Respite Retreats that she and her husband, David, host for couples who have faced the death of a child, through the Grief Share video series, and through books such as What Grieving People Wish You Knew about What Really Helps (and What Really Hurts). The whole of the Bible is most significantly about .

Nancy Guthrie offers companionship and biblical insight to the grieving through Respite Retreats that she and her husband, David, host for couples who have faced the death of a child, through the Grief Share video series, and through books such as What Grieving People Wish You Knew about What Really Helps (and What Really Hurts). So, the tenth best thing about the boring parts of the Bible is: Tracing the line of descendants from Adam and Eve forward keeps us tuned in to what is most important in the Bible’s story, or really is most important — the promised offspring who will one day be born and will do battle with the offspring of the ancient serpent and win.

When Nehemiah was trying to figure out who among the returned exiles should take up residence behind the rebuilt walls of Jerusalem, he pulled out the book in which the names of those who returned to Judah when the opportunity was first given by Cyrus’s decree to come home were listed.

The list of names in the book Nehemiah read that included all those whose hearts God stirred up to leave Babylon for Jerusalem should make our hearts glad to know that God likes to keep lists of those whose hearts he has stirred up with a longing for his city, those who will inhabit the New Jerusalem.

Mold and mildew, the visible evidence of decay, came into being only after the curse.

Everything designated unclean in Leviticus demonstrated that things are not the way they once were in the garden — the way God originally intended them to be.

Here’s my top ten list of the best things about the boring parts of the Bible.

They’re repetitive, overly detailed, full of names and places we can’t pronounce. There are many reasons — not the least of which is that even the parts of the Bible we deem to be boring are significant because they are God’s word to us.

Let’s admit it, there are certain parts of the Bible we skim because . In Genesis 6–9 we witness the population of the world narrowed down to just Noah and his 3 sons and their families.

After a poetic creation and a cosmic disaster, the story of the Bible slows down in Genesis by tracing the sons of Adam and Eve’s son, Seth, through numerous generations. Because God made a promise recorded in Genesis 3 about a particular descendant of Eve.

The book of Exodus begins with the vivid story of a baby in a basket on the Nile River who becomes the deliverer of God’s people from their slavery in Egypt.