Biblical Short Story: David and the Death of Ishbosheth

The sweltering heat of the midday had given way and cool evening breezes from the west were beginning. David, now girded in some of his light armor, wandered over to a window, hearing some tumult outside. Two men with full, thick beards, one of whom had obvious reddish-brown stains below chest level on his garments, … Continue reading Biblical Short Story: David and the Death of Ishbosheth

Biblical Short Story: David and Ishbosheth, Part 2

David and his men reconvened at his headquarters. David’s men were elated, since they knew what Ishbosheth’s death meant for David. David’s somber and irritated disposition was typical David – his moods were frequently contrary to the mood of everyone else around him. Great victories usually meant David would warn the men how close they … Continue reading Biblical Short Story: David and Ishbosheth, Part 2

The Tabernacle of David and Israel’s Spiritual Eras

All of Israel except two – Joshua and Caleb – died in the wilderness before entering the land. Perhaps the reason was that the Egyptian culture had been woven into Israel’s thinking and would need to be extirpated to maximize the success of the new nation. Although they remained a distinct entity ethnically, in Egypt … Continue reading The Tabernacle of David and Israel’s Spiritual Eras