Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Josheb


Josheb-Basshebeth in 2 Samuel 23 and called Jashobeam in 1 Chronicles 11was chief of the Three.  He killed eight hundred men in one encounter.  There is a discrepancy in the number of men he killed in one encounter.  Samuel records the number of men killed by him as eight hundred, where as the writer of Chronicles say it was three hundred.

A difference of five hundred men, but who's counting?  I doubt there are many of us today who could have that a fraction of that number written next to our name, except maybe our exceptional military members.  The weapons of war in Joshebeam's time differed greatly from the weapons of the 21st century.  

At any rate, I think we can agree, Josheb was pretty tough.  

The Mighty Men weren't playing war, they lived and breathed war.  

J is for Josheb or Jashobeam, a Mighty Man of David.


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