Monday, November 10, 2008

I Said ONE Hundred Foreskins

1 Samuel 18;
24 When Saul's servants told him what David had said, 25 Saul replied, "Say to avid, 'The king wants no other price for the bride than a hundred Philistine foreskins, to take revenge on his enemies.' " Saul's plan was to have David fall by the hands of the Philistines.

26 When the attendants told David these things, he was pleased to become the king's son-in-law. So before the allotted time elapsed, 27 David and his men went out and killed two hundred Philistines. He brought their foreskins and presented the full number to the king so that he might become the king's son-in-law. Then Saul gave him his daughter Michal in marriage.


Doc Bok said...

This verse is preposterous. Very few people trade in foreskins these days, with the exception of a few corrupt Mohels who use the proceeds of the Bris to make "leather" suitcases from "leather" wallets. (take the wallet to a strip club, rub it a few times and --PRESTO! Suitcase)

Doc Bok said...
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Doc Bok said...

David never was any good at arithmetic, evidently. What do you think Saul did with the extra hundred? Love-seat to sofa refurbishing?
The whole circumcision-thing is really a great tradition, as illustrated here: