The Uncensored Bible: The Bawdy and Naughty Bits of the Good Book

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Strange but True Bible Facts Did you know: that King David swore like a sailor? that the Book of Ecclesiastes encourages drinking, especially beer? that mandrakes were the biblical equivalent of Viagra®? that the law of Moses prescribes bikini waxing? that Joseph's "coat of many colors" might have actually been a dress? that Eve might have been created, not from Adam's rib, but from something a little lower down? Discover all this, and more, in The Uncensored Bible.

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God's Word on Sex. -- Time

"Based on the best contemporary scholarship of the Bible--but funny as hell! The Uncensored Bible finally reveals what your Sunday School teacher was afraid to tell you or did not know."--Jonathan L. Reed, Professor of Religion, Univeristy of La Verne

"If you can remember scouring your parents paperbacks in search of their spiciest pages, you can understand the impulse behind the recently-published book The Uncensored Bible."--Time

God's Word on Sex.--Time

[The Uncensored Bible] makes for some interesting (not to mention steamy) reading. Euphemism, puns and sarcasm abound.--Religion News Service

If you can remember scouring your parents paperbacks in search of their spiciest pages, you can understand the impulse behind the recently-published book The Uncensored Bible. --Time"

God s Word on Sex.--Time"

Based on the best contemporary scholarship of the Bible but funny as hell! The Uncensored Bible finally reveals what your Sunday School teacher was afraid to tell you or did not know. --Jonathan L. Reed, Professor of Religion, Univeristy of La Verne"

Good-natured ribbing of the Good Book . . .scholars give scripture a 'bawdy' spin"--USA Today

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John Kaltner is an associate professor of religious studies at Rhodes College, where he teaches courses on the Bible, Islam, and Arabic. He is the author of several books, including Ishmael Instructs Isaac: An Introduction to the Qur'an for Bible Readers and The Old Testament: Its Background, Growth, and Content, which he co-wrote with Steven L. McKenzie. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee.



Steven L. McKenzie is professor of Hebrew Bible and Old Testament at Rhodes College. He is a co-leader of the Middle East Travel Seminar, which tours Syria, Jordan, the Sinai, Israel, and Greece each spring. He has written and edited many books, including King David: A Biography and How to Read the Bible. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee.



Joel Kilpatrick is an award-winning reporter and creator of LarkNews.com, the world's leading Christian satire website, which received the 2005 Gospel Music Association's Grady Nutt Humor Award. His work has been featured in Time, the Washington Post, the Dallas Morning News, and on CBS Radio. He lives with his wife and family in the Los Angeles area.

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