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Archive | 21. The burning of the fifties

Who was that masked man?

At this the angel who had disappeared around the corner of the utility shed reappeared from behind the boulder. He put his hand on Elijah’s shoulder. “It’s OK,” he said. “You can go with this man.” Who was that fellow? So Elijah went down the hill and joined Captain ________ and his 50 men. As […]

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Shuthelah and Elead burned up

“Elijah! My father’s old trouble maker! Tell Captain Shuthelah to bring me that Tishbite!” The first fifty Fifty solders approached from Elijah’s right, marching five abreast. Captain Shuthelah called out from his lead spot in the leftmost file, “Companeeeee halt!” Shuthelah and Elead were the sons of Ephraim whom the people of Gath killed for […]

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Shuthelah and Elead and Beriah

MSG says Beriah means “unlucky” – Ephraim’s sons Shuthelah, Ezer, and Elead were cattle rustlers who died in a raid on Gath. ┬áSo when Ephraim had another son finally, he named him Beriah, or “unlucky.”       “Elijah! My father’s old trouble maker! Tell Captain Shuthelah to bring me that Tishbite!” The first fifty […]

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