The Lesson of Ziklag: an Emuna News Analysis

November 12, 2023 by Lazer Brody

Earlier today, a Hezbollah missile struck a number of civilian vehicles near the northern community of Dovev, near the border with Lebanon. Six of the casualties were Israel Electric Corporation employees who had arrived to repair damaged power lines. Such an attack against civilians would cross any nation’s red line. Yet Israel, despite daily threats to Nasrulla and Hezbolla, still acts in restraint. In stark contrast, the narrative of Samuel I:30 is uncanningly similar to today’s war. Let’s see how King David reacted after consulting with the Almighty. The lesson of Ziklag is the Tanach’s definition of deterrence.

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