Tarantino the biblical scholar

Last night, we rewatched Pulp Fiction. When listening to Samuel L. Jackson’s fake Bible verse (Ezekiel 25:17), it struck me that it was absolutely perfect to inscribe the phrase “And you will know my name is the LORD” into the gangster context.

One thinks immediately of Marlo’s “My name is my name!” — and wonders if perhaps Omar is the Baal to Marlo’s YHWH.

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4 Responses to “Tarantino the biblical scholar”

  1. dbarber Says:

    Really funny. In the fall I actually wrote an essay connecting Ex 3.14 to Marlo’s proclamation.

  2. Adam Kotsko Says:

    Maybe we should co-author something for that Wire and theology book…

  3. dbarber Says:

    In fact, that *is* my essay for that book. Turns out Marlo is my theory of the subject.

  4. Adam Kotsko Says:

    Who’d have guessed?


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