Bogged down by detailsI`m still reading, have got to 2 Samuel, but I`m getting tired of reading of the numbers of men going into numerous battles, and must confess I am tending to skip over those detailed bits.
It makes me wonder a few things -
Did they really count those thousands and hundreds of men who went every time there was a battle?
What did they do with all the people who were killed? – were they buried or just left lying afterwards for ever where they fell?
What about the women and children of all those who went off to fight – what did they think about it?
What did they do while the men were fighting?
What about the hundreds who`s husbands, fathers, sons were killed in battles, how did they survive?
It came to me that there is practically no reference to women at all. But there must have been women and girls and children too.