Reading Leviticus is a feat not unlike running a marathon. Interpreting Old Testament laws for the modern era is a more elusive endeavor. Over a Springdale Pearly Wit, we set the stage for codified religion with the Ten Commandments and the Golden Calf before taking on the book of the Bible everyone loves to skip. 

In this episode, we have too much Allagash, finish Genesis and travel through Exodus. Jacob and Rachel's fairy tale love story kicks off the nation of Israel. A favorite son goes from rags to riches, and leads his people to the land where they'll eventually be enslaved. A new generation cries out to God and is finally delivered. Oh, and we talk about Wild Wild Country. 

In our last episode on Genesis (for now) we tackle some challenging stories and their implications. What does the story of Sodom and Gomorrah say about homosexuality? Does the binding of Isaac show that God demands blind faith? Can a moral code be defined beyond the pages of the Bible? 

In this episode we discuss Genesis 4, the story of Cain and Abel. Cain, and humanity in general, really don't live up to God's expectations — so he wipes the slate clean and starts over with Noah and his descendants.  

In this episode we unpack Genesis 3: the story of the Garden of Eden and the fall of man. We get to some big questions: Are women designed by God as inferior to men? Did God mean for humans to have moral agency?

The Good Book Podcast is not a Bible study or religious podcast. Rachel is reading the Bible for the first time, and Aisling is along for the ride (and the beer).