Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sheldon Adelson's Wife Wants a 'Book of Trump' in the Bible

By Ed Komenda

 The Bible lives a cast of characters thousands of years old. There's Job and Esther and Daniel.

But what about Trump?

Read the writings of Miriam Adelson, the Israeli-American wife of GOP mega donor Sheldon Adelson, and you'll find her case to expand the holy book with a story named after the 45th president of the United States.

"Would it be too much to pray for a day when the Bible gets a 'Book of Trump,' much like it has a “Book of Esther” celebrating the deliverance of the Jews from ancient Persia?" Adelson wrote in a column published July 6 in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a newspaper the Adelsons own.

Adelson contends Donald Trump "should enjoy sweeping support" among U.S. Jews and Israelis – so much so that he deserves pages in the Bible.

But could it be that simple?

The USA Today Network reached out to Dr. Joel M. Hoffman, a Jewish Bible scholar and author of "The Bible Doesn't Say That", to talk about what Adelson's proposal says about this political moment.

In an email, Hoffman explained the main players in the Book of Esther, how they might relate to a modern Trump storyline – and whether anyone can even add a book to the Bible.

Q. What was your reaction to seeing Mrs. Adelson's quote about the "Book of Trump"? 

I was surprised, surprised enough to think that perhaps it had been misreported. But once I read the article I think I saw what she was trying to say, and though I disagree with her conclusion, she opens the door to interesting questions."

Read the rest here.

(ht Lew Rockwell)


  1. Say goodbye to MAGA. Say hello to MIGA.

  2. Remember Matthew 7:15,

    "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves."