The last few chapters in 1 Chronicles are little more than a listing of people by job or duty. This continues in today’s chapter, 1 Chronicles 27.
“This is the list of the Israelites—heads of families, commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, and their officers, who served the king in all that concerned the army divisions that were on duty month by month throughout the year.” – 1 Chronicles 27:1
Plenty of room in the Bible to list the Israelites serving in the army, but no room to denounce rape and slavery. Biblical morals.
“Joab son of Zeruiah began to count the men but did not finish. God’s wrath came on Israel on account of this numbering, and the number was not entered in the book of the annals of King David.” – 1 Chronicles 27:24
God: I’m okay with rape and slavery, but if you don’t correctly count the men in the army I will fuck you over like you wouldn’t believe.
That does it for this chapter. All other verses are counts of the army divisions and a list of who is in charge of what. Verse 24 is hilarious because it points out how immoral the Christian god is in the book that Christians claim is the literal truth of God.
Coming Soon: 1 Chronicles – Chapter 28: David’s Plans for the Temple