I’ve been asked how I came to the understanding of the Bible that I expressed in previous postings. In all modesty I must confess that I came to this understanding first through Emil Bock. The Bible frankly made no sense to me before then. I had lived with the pictures from childhood, and they were beautiful, but when I tried to understand them with my literal and factual mind, I was only frustrated, and the more so because I trusted my reason over the beautiful pictures. When I read Bock’s book on Genesis it was an epiphany. Later I read piece by piece in Steiner the parts that inspired Bock’s book, and my understanding was further enhanced. I read the Bible carefully after that, and found myself agreeing with what I had learned.