When somebody says, I heard it prophesied thus and so, therefore that’s how they do it. Does taht make it less of a fulfillment of prophecy? For instance, Jehu to Bignah….You and I heard it this way, so dump his body here. 3. We have to follow this story all the way to the deaths of […]
Adnah 300,000 Jehohanan 280,000 Zichri 200,000 Eliada 200,000 Jehozabad 180,000 1,160,000
Ahab felt keenly aware of the wealth and power of Judah, his neighbor to the south. King Jehoshaphat had built a network of fortifications and storage cities to protect Judah. His 1,160,000-man army was a force no one in the area wanted to test. Instead, every year the Philistines brought him silver, and the Arabs […]
Perhaps I’ve dealt with him too severely in these stories. But no space to treat his life properly here. Maybe in another set of stories? Wait a minute “…my horses as your horses.” Maybe committing horses, chariots, troops…. this thought gave Jehoshaphat pause. Or he might have attended Sunday School as a child. “Maybe we should seek […]
Arabs drove herds of livestock to his door: 7,700 rams and 7,700 billy goats.  2 Ch 17:10-19
putting 20 sheep and 20 beeves on the coals. How realistic are these numbers?  2 Ch 18:3
add that when he bargained his life away, he could have killed Ben Hadad and still had everything Ben Hadad offered him. Why, then, did he set him free? Sympathy? Weakness? No strong wife character at his elbow to prompt him? The tragedy of Ahab is that he refused to feel the touch of decent people like […]
Did parents really burn their babies in the red-hot arms of those gods? If you ask Google, maybe your pastor or seminary prof can help sort through the chaff.
Wagner’s last opera in the Ring cycle — “complete overthrow.” Wikipedia I keep hearing this music in my head when I’m working on the “Destruction” section. Maybe I should find the music on you tube and hook it in here?
Ahab barked, “Get him out of here! Tell Amon and Joash to lock him away! Bread and water until I return in peace!”