Thursday, December 11, 2008

Dem Bones - The Namesake

The title of this blog, Dem Bones, comes from an African-American spiritual with the same namesake. We all learned this song as a kid to teach us a generic and simplistic make-up of a skeleton. You can find the full lyrics here. Of course, this spiritual was based on Ezekiel 37:1-14, where Ezekiel, at God's command, prophesies to bring to life the skeletal remains littering the Valley of Dry Bones - a symbolic reconstitution of Israel.

It doesn't hurt that this title contains a (witty? cheesy?) play on words, where politics and religion interplay. But, now that I had to point that out, it loses coolness points.

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