It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and you can add today’s verse to the category of WTF.
“He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray.” – 1 Kings 11:3
There are a couple of things to digest in this verse. To start, 700 wives? Seriously? You can have sex every day of the year and it would still take you the better part of the year to get through all 700 wives. Then you have 300 concubines? At what point does it become too much? This is just ridiculous, and let’s not forget, all of it is God approved.
Second, his wives led him astray? You have 700 wives! And 300 concubines! You led yourself astray you idiot!!!
Sigh. Biblical values. Lots of wives, add some concubines, then blame the wives that you have concubines. A book of morality this is not.