Monday, September 18, 2006

Did you ever wonder

...where Samson got that donkey's jawbone? Think about it; it was a fresh jawbone, meaning that it'd been killed recently. However, they were in Israel, where donkeyflesh isn't exactly kosher, and the donkey also isn't an animal suited to battle. So we can infer that Israelites didn't provide this weapon for Samson, or suffer its loss in a skirmish with the Philistines.

That leaves one alternative: the animal was probably killed by the Philistines for either food, or as a sacrifice. In other words, the army that thought to kill Samson probably ended up giving him the weapon he used to kill them instead.

What a delicious irony--far better than donkeyflesh, I dare say.

9 comments:

Mercy Now said...

Well, w/ Samson, I would not have given him anything because the guy's quite strong already. I'm sure he could turn practically anthing into a weapon.

BTW, were you like on vacation last week or what? One week of silence means one week less wisdom for the rest of us:o)

Last, MarkLark made fun of you in his blog about the Sinister Microscope.

Bike Bubba said...

On a trip without web access. Nice rest, really. And Mark? Well, I'm sure I deserve the ribbing. :^)

David McCrory said...

Maybe Samson killed the donkey, and used his jawbone. He had killed a lion, why not a donkey too?

Bike Bubba said...

Could be--though I'd have thought that if Samson had ripped the jaw out, the Word would have noted that.

Mark said...

There is always the idea that Samson was a Judge in Israel and may have taken it from a Democrat that wasn't using it to any good purpose at that particular time...

Bike Bubba said...

I was thinking it was another organ inside the skulls that Democrats used to no good purpose, but whatever. :^)

Mark said...

Well, the jawbone removal would make them much more quiet and leave them to the quiet percolating of their minds...

Democrat <=> Ass

percolating => coffee => product of The Fall

Bike Bubba said...

That's why I use a French press.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that's French... *sigh*