Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
2 Samuel 21 – A drought-induced famine hits for three years. David learns from the Lord that it is because of the sin Saul incurred when he put the Gibeonites to death.
David goes to the Gibeonites to ask what he can do to expiate Saul’s guilt. They ask that seven of Saul’s sons be handed over to them to be “impale[d] before the Lord at Gibeon on the mountain of the Lord” (21:6). The king cannot give them Jonathan’s son Mephibosheth, so he turns over two of the sons…Continue