April 07, 2008

Breadcrumb: When one door closes...

After the first battle against the Philistines, Eli (the high priest) finds out that the Philistines have killed his two sons and captured the ark. He is so distraught that he falls over. Unfortunately, he's 98 years old, and the fall breaks his neck. On the other hand, when his very pregnant daughter-in-law hears the news, she immediately goes into labour. After a hard delivery, she decides to name the child "Ichabod," which means "no glory." She intends it to mean "the glory has departed from Israel," but even so, I can only imagine the teasing Ichabod must have gotten because of his name. (1 Sam 4:12-22)

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