Wibble Wednesday: Narrative lacunae (1 Kings 21–22)

End of the year! Also, the end of a book. Well, of an artificial distinction in the middle of a large book, anyways.

Short snarky summary: God still hates Ahab and Jezebel, and they finally commit an unambiguously heinous act. God retaliates by engineering Ahab’s death in battle.

Put not your trust in princes, nor in prophets


Wibble Wednesday: Triumphant Return (1 Kings 18–20)

Some of you may have been wondering where I’ve been. Probably not actively, so much as vaguely recalling that occasionally a guy who recounted the Bible and was frequently rude about it showed up on your feed. Anyways, it’s been a rough several months. Details are relevant to a book I’ve been reading recently, so maybe I’ll share them when I write about that. But trying to get back into this thing.

Short snarky summary: Elijah has a showdown with Ahab’s filthy foreigner priests, and wins, ending the drought. Ahab Does Not Get the Message and continues to behave in ways of which God disapproves.

I wager 400 quatloos on the newcomers