April 14, 2008
Breadcrumb: To heck with war, there's money to be made!
Even though there's a war going on, it looks like there are no smiths in Israel to make swords or spears for the soldiers. Instead, the men are left to fend for themselves, sharpening their ploughshares, sickles, axes, and mattocks into weapons. Of course, like I said, there were no smiths in Israel. So where's a soldier to go to get a farm implement sharpened? The Philistines, of course! Yes, they may be our enemy, but they're the ones with the anvils and furnaces. Which just goes to show that commerce continues, even when people hate each other's guts. (1 Sam. 13:19-21)