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Old 01-13-2011, 06:18 AM
Location: New York City
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A few years back, I was taking another look at Jezebel in comparison to the biblical heroes, Elijah and Elisha. I realized that they were not really any different from each other and what we read in the bible is nothing more than each of them trying to push their own cult toward dominance. Of course, Jezebel lost out and the victors were left to tell the story and we all know the story they told.

Now, the person I am looking at is Jeroboam. The Bible does not describe him in flattering terms, but was he really a bad king? Bad to the Yahwehist writers, yes, but in an objective world and considering political expediency, which often has to be employed for the sake of progress), it seemed he did what he had to do to secure his new kingdom and his own power. Should we have expected him to do different?

Was he the Barak Obama of his day, scandalized by the religious wing nuts of his day who believed he was deviating their country from god?

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