2 Kings – Chapter 6: An Axhead Floats

The title to today’s chapter says it all. I’m guessing a heavy metal ax head is going to float on water. 🙂

“As one of them was cutting down a tree, the iron axhead fell into the water. ‘Oh no, my lord!’ he cried out. ‘It was borrowed!’” – 2 Kings 6:5

Oh no indeed!

“The man of God asked, ‘Where did it fall?’ When he showed him the place, Elisha cut a stick and threw it there, and made the iron float.” – 2 Kings 6:6

Bullshit. Maybe if Elisha used a strong magnet and the water was shallow, but a stick? Nope, one big fucking lie.

“There was a great famine in the city; the siege lasted so long that a donkey’s head sold for eighty shekel of silver, and a quarter of a cab of seed pods for five shekels.” – 2 Kings 6:27

Times must be tough if donkey heads are for sale.

“She answered, ‘This woman said to me, ‘Give up your son so we may eat him today, and tomorrow we’ll eat my son.’ So we cooked my son and ate him. The next day I said to her, ‘Give up your son so we may eat him,’ but she had hidden him.’” – 2 Kings 6:28-29

What the fucking fuck?

“When the king heard the woman’s words, he tore his robes.” – 2 Kings 6:30

I don’t understand why the first reaction in the Bible is so often the tearing of one’s clothes.

Well, that was an interesting chapter. We had floating ax heads, donkey heads, and cannibalism. Just your typical day in the Bible!

Coming Soon: 2 Kings – Chapter 7: The Siege Lifted

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