It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and today is one of those crazy verses that would have been so easy to fix had the authors just taken a moment to proofread. Instead, it makes what is already a ridiculous book even more ridiculous.
“David took the crown from their king’s head, and it was placed on his own head. It weighed a talent of gold, and it was set with precious stones.” – 2 Samuel 12:30
A talent is about 75 pounds. Think about that for second and image placing 75 pounds on your head. I’m not saying it isn’t possible, but it isn’t anywhere near comfortable or easy and just comes across as plain stupid. Why not say the crown weighed 10 pounds. That’s already a heavy weight to place on one’s head, but at least it is more believable.