It was why so complicated? Why not just read the book? I do read the book, I like to read parallel bibles when I read the book, so I can compare half a dozen different versions,.interpretations of the word seeing what different groups of scholars thought of the words. Some seem more poetic, some trying to be more in tune with the underlying intent, some more readable using the vernacular of the time. I like to read concordances and contemplation of others, I like to think of the authors, and historical time period of the writings and the events discussed. I like to consider why someone thought this was important for posterity and spiritual growth and what exactly i am supposed to get out of it. What does it say literally, historically, how does it play in with the overall story. Is there a metaphor or parable? Sometimes that is enough, but if it particularly confusing G!d ordering smiting and all...the MBD preaents some interesting contemplation. I read the scripture again, looking up the peoples names, the place names and the identifiers of common words and come up with some 'new thought' as assisted by Fillmores revelations.