Biblical Stories

God sank the anointed stone that Abraham used for an alter to sacrifice his son Isaac on, into the abyss, to serve as the Eben Shetiyah connected to the center of the earth, so it would be strong enough to become the foundation stone for the Temple, where the Arc of the Covenant would be kept.  The Well of Souls is a natural cave located immediately beneath the Foundation Stone and this is also known as the “Holy of Holies”.  According to the Bible, anyone who looked inside the Ark would be struck down by God via lightning. 

Noah saw a rainbow when he was on the arc after the rain had stopped and this represented a sign of God’s promise that He would never again destroy the earth with flood.  A rainbow is formed on the angle between 40 and 42 degrees, depending on the color (wavelength) of the light.  The water droplets actually form a circular arc, with each droplet within the arc dispersing light and reflecting it back towards the observer.

Absalom killed his brother Amnon after Amnon raped their sister Tamar.  Absalom fled Jerusalem, and returned after a three-year exile and then he started to undermine his father King David and he won the hearts and minds of the people of Israel.  And to top it all off, eventually his father fled and Absalom himself became king.  Things went south from there, as Absalom lost the war with his father and he tried to elude capture by riding off on his mule.  Unfortunately for him, as he rode under a tree, his hair got entangled in the branches.  The mule ran off, leaving Absalom hanging in the air, helpless and he was ultimately killed by David’s general, Joab.

Jacob deceived his father Isaac and he was able to trick his brother Esau out of his birthright with his mother’s help.  Isaac was 137 years old and he lived for another 43 years, but Jacob wanted his father’s blessing more than his brother did.  Jacob dressed up in Esau’s best clothes and disguised himself by covering his arms in lamb skin, so that when his blind father touched him, he would think Jacob was his older brother.  Jacob brought Isaac a dish of goat meat prepared by Rebecca to taste like venison, hoping this would illude him.

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Saturday Mix – Double Take hosted by weejars aka Sarah where she asks us to use the homophones ark and arc and elude and illude.

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