Friday, February 5, 2010


I got this question recently [paraphrased]:

In 1 Samuel 31, it says that Saul fell on his sword and in 2 Samuel 1 it says that an Amalekite killed him. What's going on?

Good question.  What do we do with texts like these?

How would you answer this?

Here's my response:

Remember... This is the account of when David heard the news. Scripture doesn't say that the Amalekite was telling the truth.

We must always be aware of who is speaking in the Bible.  Remember, the serpent lied to Eve (Genesis 3).

May the Lord bless you as you seek to please Him.

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