Two weeks ago I made a resolution to read the Bible through this year. Someone mentioned 'Cherry Picking' - reading only the parts that I like or agree with. I'll deal with that by following a plan that covers the entire Protestant Bible; I don't want to read it cover to cover, front to back. So I searched the internet and found a plan for reading chronologically. Someone suggested that I should use a commentary. But what commentary. Again I turned to the internet; but after reading parts of several, I found them to be biased towards a literal understanding of scripture and some referred to Moses as the author of the first five books. I would welcome a commentary that would help me to understand the source - was it JEPD? when was it written? what was happening in the world at the time? I quickly realized that whatever commentary I choose will be biased one way or another. So right now I am relying on the Spirit to guide me. (If anybody could suggest a commentary to refer to when I have questions I would welcome a referral.) I've chosen to read the RSV on line. I will occasionally post about my progress and impressions as I read.