In the previous chapter of 1 Chronicles we learned all about the ‘good’ fighting men needed to fight God’s wars. There was also a brief mention of the many wives producing these men, but they lack a penis so let’s not waste too much time talking about them. Please note my sarcasm. Let’s see what 1 Chronicles 8 has in store for us.
“Benjamin was the father of Bela his firstborn…” – 1 Chronicles 8:1
And thus begins the genealogy of Saul the Benjamite.
“Sons were born to Shaharaim in Moab after he had divorced his wives Hushim and Baara.” – 1 Chronicles 8:8
He has multiple wives AND gets to divorce them? Oh the Christian irony. Yes, I know this is the Old Testament, but the hypocrisy of what many of today’s Christians accept as moral boggles my mind. Multiple wives? Sweet Jesus that’s cool. Gay partners? That’s so unmoral and against the word of God. Lesbians? Ummm…yeah, I guess they are cool. Sigh.
That concludes 1 Chronicles 8. Several more verses of genealogy, but nothing worth the time to write about.
Coming Soon: 1 Chronicles – Chapter 9: The People in Jerusalem