Right now, I can not READ any Biblical information without seeing THE TRUTH. Ten minutes ago I solved several great riddles. In this account David is COUNTING the Moabites in the prescribed method for COUNTING the Jews – that he did incorrectly – and thus God bid David to choose a punishment’. He chose a plague – that killed thousands. These Moabites are not going to BE KILLED. David is counting the BRANCH OF JESSE who are going to be his allies against King Saul, who is Samuel The Nazarite, who is a Messiah chosen by the real God of the Jews, to destroy the Philistines, because he is “a head above”. He is a GIANT.
“2 Samuel 8 Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges says that David killed two thirds the prisoners-of-war:
casting them down to the ground: Making them lie down on the ground.
The Moabite prisoners, doubtless only the fighting men, were ordered to lie down upon the ground in rows, which were measured with a measuring line. Two thirds of them were executed, and only the remaining third spared. Why David inflicted such terrible vengeance on a nation which had once received him and given his parents an asylum (1 Samuel 22:3-4) can only be conjectured. A Jewish tradition relates that the king of Moab betrayed his trust and murdered David’s parents. Possibly the Moabites may have been guilty of some special act of treachery in one of David’s wars with their neighbours the Ammonites or Edomites.
Bible.org makes us wonder about the historicity of this account:
This verse is puzzling for at least two reasons. First, the Moabites appear to have been on friendly terms with David. David’s lineage included Ruth, who was a Moabite (Ruth 4:5, 10, 13-22). When it appeared Saul would harm David’s family, they fled to him while he was at the cave of Adullam (1 Samuel 22:1), and David shortly sought protection for his family from the king of Moab (1 Samuel 22:3-4). There is a Jewish tradition that the king betrayed this trust and harmed David’s parents, but this cannot be substantiated. Based upon David’s dealings with Hanun, king of the Ammonites, depicted in 2 Samuel 10, I think it is safe to assume that David is loyal to his friends. Something must have gone terribly wrong for David to have dealt so severely with the Moabites, though we have no certain explanation of what that was.
K. L. Noll, agrees, saying in Canaan and Israel in Antiquity: A Textbook on History and Religion that:
numerous researchers have argued that the ‘memory’ preserved in texts such as 2 Samuel 8 is not, in fact, any memory of David in the tenth century, but rather a mix of facts and folklore from later in the Iron Age II (900–886 BCE).”
Bill knew I was a saint. Things would come out of my mouth that were other worldly. A half hour ago I admonished Christian Republicans who were counting Democrats who are damned and demonized for being for Government paid abortions. I took God and Jesus from them – in the wink of an eye! God bid Moses not to count the Jews that were preparing to conquer Canaan land. Count they living, and you will soon count the dead. Was this God’s thinking? They say God’s Great War is coming! How do they prepare? Forty million votes for Trump will not make a soldier – he! And up from the ground fly the Army of Satan like a plague of locusts! Must I do Revelations for you? Must I take you by the hand and lead you to the battlefield, ye who say the Hear the Commandment, and know them…
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