posted on Feb, 5 2005 @ 01:55 PM
Originally posted by Leveller
I wonder if someone could explain these two verses in the Bible for me?
Satan stood up against Israel, and incited David to count the people of Israel.
I Chronicles 21:1
Satan stood up against Israel = problem
and (in response
) incited David to count (taking 'inventory', or evaluation of the public morale- a poll more or less, also a count as in
) the people of Israel. = response/
And again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.
II Samuel 24:1
...and he (YHWH?) moved David against them...
to say, Go ...number Israel and Judah.
->again, Israels' God, was using the Kingdom government to put the
citizen-subjects on edge, as the 'watchdog', 'big-brother' equivelent was being leveled against the 12 tribes...making them very cautious &
introspective and aware that they were being 'scruitinized' by the King David government and that God entity too.
Now, thats how i read it....
not that this explaination is a true or factual explaination, of reality,,,
it is only a subjective interpetation,,,
of course yours may be more correct