Posted: May 31, 2015 5:12 pm
by iskander
tolman wrote:
iskander wrote:It is a story as any other one can find in a any book.

Indeed. In any book of badly-edited fiction or bogus history.

iskander wrote:
There is the death of a king and two versions of that death.
One version is more credible than the other.
The Amalekite in the story was lying when he spoke to David.

Why is the liar Amelekite in the story? to discredit the Amelelites who were then the local bogey men.
It is only my personal reading of what is for us now a trivial story.

As I said, you're really saying that the entire story with the Amalekite in is made-up nonsense.

Made up in the sense that the story uses the Amelekite as a device to inform the reader of the political situation at the time.
In chapter4 verse 10 , David explains the problem confronting him.
S E C O N D S A M U E L
CHAP. IV.10
When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings: