Warfare – Canaan & Ancient Israel @ University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Yes, it’s helpful.  But don’t get carried away with it.  Most of it describes Bronze Age equipment and organization, which was all superseded by the Iron Age technologies. I’m sending this again b/c of the last paragraph.  It summarizes where your guys find themselves chronologically in the technology transition.  Archers were becoming much more important … Read more

Jehu 2 Kings 9

So, let us now consider Jehu.  Although he is on the fringes of your narrative, he is very illustrative of what’s going on in it. And just as importantly, he sees his compatriots very much as you see them as characters.  He’s pretty well aligned with your main characters’ POV. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Kings%209&version=NIV 19 So the king sent … Read more

Captains of Fifty

13 So the king sent a third captain with his fifty men. This third captain went up and fell on his knees before Elijah. “Man of God,” he begged, “please have respect for my life and the lives of these fifty men, your servants! 14 See, fire has fallen from heaven and consumed the first two captains and all … Read more

Omrides – Birth of the Dynasty

Ch. 20 Thrill Well, you’ve done it to me again.  I’ve spent nearly the whole day reading and listening in on the birth of the Omiride dynasty.  It seems like the more I know, the more I want to know about what happened during that period.  At this point I think I’ve got several days’ … Read more


Bubblers gather to Obadiah via [Spread these out over chapters] Farmer in market asks Yedidah if Obadiah can help her cousin in Timbuktu Gera, Hodiah, & Keren Zak Jamin – Elders from several tribes send bubblers to Obadiah. “Jamin sent me.” Keslote, Obadiah’s mother & brother tell him of man in Shunem. In Market to … Read more

03 Outta Here – Draft #1

[This draft drew many comments. I inserted some. The next draft shows their effect.] 03 Outta Here Fort Jezreel, Jezreel Valley, Israel 877 BC Obadiah spanked the prince’s horse on the rump. “Outta here!” [Obadiah spanked (smacked, maybe?) the prince’s (I would use prince’s name here since we are on a new chapter)horse on the … Read more