One of CNNs currently most popular aricles is Obama picks Bible for inauguration, but what verse?.
While President-elect Barack Obama will certainly be making history when he takes the oath of office on January 20, he’ll also be repeating it — by placing his hand on the same Bible that Abraham Lincoln used during the inauguration of 1861.
Presidents have differed greatly, however, on the question of which passage the Bible should be opened to during the swearing-in ceremony.
It brings up the question of what — if any — biblical passage Obama will emphasize.
Ihave a couple of suggestions:
[Exodus 21:2] "When you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free, for nothing."
[Exodus 21:7-8] "When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she shall not go out as the male slaves do."
[Exodus 21:26-27] "When a man strikes the eye of his slave, male or female, and destroys it, he shall let the slave go free for the eye´s sake. If he knocks out the tooth of his slave, male or female, he shall let the slave go free for the tooth´s sake."
[Leviticus 24:16]"And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the Lord, shall be put to death."
Sorry, I could not resist. :-)
Update: Fixed typo in headline… Thanks Roland!