1 Chronicles – Chapter 19: David Defeats the Ammonites

Today we move from 2 Samuel to 1 Chronicles.  As I’ve stated before, 1 Chronicles is very, very similar to 2 Samuel and in many/most verses an exact copy.  Today we look at Chapter 19 which is a copy of 2 Samuel 10, the chapter where we saw David’s army de-pants.  Yes, the story of one army having their pants taken away and then killing the other army as revenge was so good the authors of the Bible decided it needed repeating in a second chapter.  And yes, Christians believe the Bible they have never read is a book of morals.  Sigh.

“So Hanun seized David’s envoys, shaved them, cut off their garments at the buttocks, and sent them away.” – 1 Chronicles 19:4

Yes, if you are shaking your head, that is the correct response to reading this.

“But they fled before Israel, and David killed seven thousand of their charioteers and forty thousand of their foot soldiers. He also killed Shophak the commander of their army.” – 1 Chronicles 19:18

In case you thought 2 Samuel 10 was incorrect, this verse verifies that it wasn’t.  It is unbelievable that the Bible has a story (twice!) of one army losing their pants and then taking revenge and killing 47,000 people in the other army.  This story is so ‘moral’ that it’s in the Bible twice!  Twice!!!  Unbelievable!  Dear Christians:  Please READ the book you worship.

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 20:  For the director of music. A psalm of David.

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