1 Samuel – Chapter 27: David Among the Philistines

In our latest look in 1 Samuel, Saul and David continue to play a mouse and cat game, with Saul playing the role of the cat and David the mouse.  1 Samuel 26 implied a truce was made, but will that truce hold?  Let’s find out.

“But David thought to himself, ‘One of these days I will be destroyed by the hand of Saul. The best thing I can do is to escape to the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will give up searching for me anywhere in Israel, and I will slip out of his hand.’” – 1 Samuel 27:1

Okay, so David is not buying Saul’s ruse.  That gives me more confidence in the intelligence of David.  Not much given he still praises a hateful god but some confidence is better than none.  I think.  🙂

“David and his men settled in Gath with Achish. Each man had his family with him, and David had his two wives: Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail of Carmel, the widow of Nabal.” – 1 Samuel 27:3

The Bible mentions David’s multiple wives again.  Traditional marriage at its finest.

“Now David and his men went up and raided the Geshurites, the Girzites and the Amalekites.” – 1 Samuel 27:8

Um…why?  Why raid these people?

“Whenever David attacked an area, he did not leave a man or woman alive, but took sheep and cattle, donkeys and camels, and clothes. Then he returned to Achish.” – 1 Samuel 27:9

This implies David has attacked multiple areas and left not one person alive.  Sickening.  I guess it makes sense David spends all this time praising God in the book of Psalms.  David is an evil murderer just like God.

“He did not leave a man or woman alive to be brought to Gath, for he thought, ‘They might inform on us and say, ‘This is what David did.’’ And such was his practice as long as he lived in Philistine territory.” – 1 Samuel 27:11

Naturally!  If you’re going to attack a land you must kill everyone so your deeds don’t spread to others.  Biblical morals at their finest.  Kill everyone who knows so they can’t tell others.  We should be teaching this in kindergarten!  Wait, Christian fundamentalists want us to have more Bible in schools.  Of course, what they want are their cherry picked versus and not the whole Bible.  The whole Bible is disgusting and the quickest path to de-conversion.

1 Samuel 27 did not have any direct interaction between Saul and David.  They are separated at the moment but that hasn’t stopped David from killing other tribes for…well, we’re not sure what for.  The Bible never explains.  It only explains that every man and woman was killed!  Biblical morals.  David is a brutal murderer.  Plain and simple.

Coming Soon:  Psalms – Chapter 17:  A prayer of David.

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