Interview with Author Dean MacNeil (Part 6 of 8)

The Bible and Bob Marley: Half the Story Has Never Been ToldDid you learn anything that was new or surprising to you about Marley, or anything along the way that altered the original plan for the book?

I followed the data gathered during my comprehensive study to see where it would lead me. I learned many new insights and allowed the data to drive the plan for the book. For example, Old Testament wisdom texts such as Proverbs and Psalms along with New Testament letters of Paul are two key types of biblical source material for Marley that complement one another. The Exodus album contains the highest quantity of Paul references and a low quantity of wisdom references, while Uprising contains the highest quantity of wisdom references and no references to Paul. When Marley quotes wisdom, he’s teaching, and when he quotes Paul, he’s preaching.