A bit short on begats

As life devolves into Short Attention Span Theater, I probably should have seen this coming: @biblesummary, a Twitter account which updates once a day with the next chapter, boiled down to standard tweet length.

And actually, this isn’t a bad idea when you think about it:

Will I really be able to do justice to all 176 verses of Psalm 119 in 140 characters? Probably not. But the challenge of being so brief will force me to engage with the text and understand the key themes. And that’s partly the point in the first place.

At the moment, @biblesummary has a couple thousand followers, including me. King James was not available for comment.



  1. Jeffro »

    14 August 2010 · 6:17 pm

    I’m a poorly practicing Catholic. What is this Bible thing of which you speak?

    Thanks for the lead – I’ll be following as well.

  2. ak4mc »

    14 August 2010 · 6:30 pm


  3. Joan of Argghh! »

    15 August 2010 · 6:22 am

    I like this idea, and his explanation for it is precisely the beauty of it. Maybe not as funny as Treacher, but brevity really is the soul of wit. . . and intelligence.

  4. Jeff Brokaw »

    15 August 2010 · 8:40 am

    Followed. Thanks Chaz.

  5. Fishersville Mike: In the beginning »

    16 August 2010 · 6:32 am

    [...] the beginning Dustbury notes an interesting project – condensing each chapter in the Bible to a twitter-length 140 [...]

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