I thought this story was pretty funny. Here’s the context. Israel (the people), have been wandering the desert for 40 years, and now it’s finally time to get the land God promised them. In order to do that, they’re going to drive out all these other people living there. Joshua is the new high priest of Israel, like Moses was. He sends a couple spies into Jericho to acertain the condition of the nation and what they can expect when they invade. Here’s where my conjecture comes into play. These two guys, who likely spent their whole lives wandering the desert, come into this city and see a brothel, a thing they may have heard about. Before they do anything else at all, they hit the prostitutes’ place. Not the most professional spies. And then more drama; go read it for the full story.
People in the Old Testament constantly screw up; it’s pretty funny really. Not exactly a great book for spreading religious propaganda. If you were tying to sell God, you’d think his people would be a little more awe-inspiring. But I constantly get a “goofy” vibe from God’s followers, or even the apostles. Thank God. How else am I supposed to write a comic about this stuff.
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