A kind reader from Scotland provided a biblical follow up to my 'On Being a Man' post. It is a biblical proof text that real men should do the washing up!
"I will wipe Jerusalem as [a man] wipeth a dish, wiping [it], and turning [it] upside down."
2 Kings 21:13b (KJV)
Notice that the dish is washed and then placed on the draining board - good biblical principles for life, eh!
A colleague has also pointed out that it is biblical for men to make the cups of tea. For this we have the testimony of two witnesses
Te-man (this is where Edomite men brewed the cuppas)
Perhaps the Bible is more contemporary then we thought!
- Robin Parry
- Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).