I’ll start live-blogging from the beginning, at the first Book of Moses, Genesis. It starts like this:
1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
It starts beautifully, doesn’t it? Very poetic. It doesn’t give a hint that it’s soon to devolve into a tedious and lethally boring listing of the basic histories of various tribes. These first few lines are pure, beautiful, wondrous poetry.