We are continuing this week with Giant Killer. However, as our first hero, David, is perched on the horns of an impending dilemma, we are going to step away and let him stew for a bit. This week we meet our second hero:
Jonathan shielded his eyes from the glaring light, the better to discern the distant encampment. Earlier that day with the sun barely a hair’s breadth above the horizon, three divisions of the Philistine army had departed Michmash, presumably to steal whatever they could find in the surrounding countryside; one had turned north toward Ophrah in the land of Shual, the second went west toward Beth-horon, while the third headed eastward past the hill that looks down over the valley of Zeboim and the wilderness beyond. Only a small garrison remained to hold the pass of Michmash.
Turning to his armor bearer, the son of Saul said, “Evram, let us go and pay a visit to yonder outpost of the uncircumcised.”
The younger man considered his lord and then looked about, searching for other Israelites—there were none. “Do whatever you wish; I will do my best to help you.”
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Are you trying for a more courtly tone of speech with Jonathan and the court? It seems very stately in contrast to David and his family. I love the placenames – so evocative.
His quote is right out of Samuel, so it is sort of courtly–which will allow for a more casual tone with David. I hope. Thanks!
So interesting! You have me curious about what’s going on. Hopefully Jonathan doesn’t get himself killed…:)
He’d better not–it’ll really do in the romance possibilities! 😉 Thanks for commenting, Dianne!
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