The Year of Living Biblically
By A.J. JACOBS, THE HOUR
Added: Fri, 02 Nov 2007 00:00:00 UTC
Thanks to Stephen Falk for the link.
A.J. Jacobs is the senior editor at Esquire magazine. Over a year ago he decided to follow the rules of the Bible to the letter. For example, the Bible says a man should refrain from trimming the edges of his beard.
So Jacobs didn't shave. His beard got caught in zippers, got food stuck in it, and he got a lot of attention from airport security. Apparently, it also made two little girls cry. But the beard is just the beginning.
Jacobs says there are more than 700 rules in the Bible. He followed as many as possible, as literally as possible.
He even stoned an adulterer. No, we're not kidding!
Jacobs wrote about it all in a book called 'The Year of Living Biblically.'
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