Thursday, January 3, 2008

Moses Sings...

I've spent so much of my quiet time in the New Testament in recent years, that I've decided to go back into the Old Testament. I just started at Genesis earlier this fall, and with the help of Wiersbe's Expository Outline of the Old Testament and my New Century Version of the Bible, I'm loving it. It's amazing the rich symbolism that I've been missing out on all these years.

So anyway... I was recently studying in Exodus and remember "reading" Moses' song of praise to God. I always wonder what the Old Testament songs sounded like. They're nothing like the songs we sing today. (No repeat choruses, for one thing, though sometimes the last line of the song echoes the first line.) I find myself singing the song in my head to a tune that I just make up as I go. I'm sure they probably seem a bit more singable in their original languages.