In just six short paragraphs, we get the summary of four battles and three giants. We also see that as David got older, his kingdom grew right along with his wealth. I found this chapter a bit funny in terms of writing. The writer, who historians say might be Ezra, seems to sum up a whole bunch of events in very, very short accounts, which is a bit different than how he has presented other aspects of Israel under David’s rule. I probably noticed it because I can relate to it. In fact, I did it at work just the other day. I was writing summaries of several topics in one blog post, and by the time I got to the last one, I was like, oh, these words will do just fine. Type, type, type. Enter. Done. Nope backspace because I don’t like to leave a dangling line. Now Done. Preview. Publish. Move on to other stuff. I think that’s what Ezra did here. He was ready to move on to other stuff.
Writing prompt: other stuff
Write about other stuff today.