20 May 2009

The Lord plagued the people because of the calf that Aaron made

In his last killing, God forced the Israelites to kill each other. (The Levites volunteered for the job of "being on the Lord's side" by killing their family, friends, and neighbors for God.) The resulting death toll was 3000.
But this didn't quite satisfy God. He needed to kill some more. So he sent a plague.
And the LORD plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made. Exodus 32:35
Since the Bible doesn't say how many people God killed in this plague, I'll just add another thousand to God's total.

God's next killing: Aaron's sons

6 comments:

I am the wise fool. said...

This is so strange. Usually God is very proud of His plagues and wants to fill you in on the details.

Personally, I like how God set this plague up in Exodus 32:31-34. God was not willing to sacrifice an innocent man (Moses) to forgive them for their sins, and God will punish them when He feels like it.

busterggi said...

Bacteria & virues are Yahweh's favored creations.

matt311 said...

Wow. Talk about delegating the blame...

I Am said...

I am the wise fool said "This is so strange. Usually God is very proud of His plagues and wants to fill you in on the details."

I've noticed in a few others cases that the Bible just glosses over something that seems important, or something that it seems like God would normally want to brag about (death, destruction, plagues, etc.).

I honestly wonder if maybe the writers of the Bible just ran out of ideas sometimes, especially if they were just trying to piece together earlier story fragments, for example. Sort of like saying: "And God plagued the people yet again, yada yada, anyway here's what happens next."

What's scary to think is that the omitted details might be things that were edited out at some point that are even worse than the horrors which are described in the Bible. Although that'd be hard to do...

Michael Ejercito said...

Idolatry is a bad idea.

Steve Wells said...

Idolatry is a bad idea.

I see. And killing people with plagues is a good idea, eh Michael?