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God twice sent an evil spirit on Saul (1 Samuel 16:14, 19:9). Why would God send an evil spirit on someone?

  God in charge of illness in the Old Testament This passage is famous as an illustration of how the Old Testament and the New Testament apparently have different theologies about mental illness. In the Old Testament all illnesses and sicknesses are strictly under the power of God. “‘See now that I, even I, am […]

How did God harden Pharaoh’s heart?

The Bible says over a dozen times that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart so as not to let the Israelites go. The first one comes in Exodus 4: And the Lord said to Moses, “When you go back to Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the miracles that I have put in your power. But I will harden his heart, […]

What is the age difference between King Saul and King David?

There is very little available data by which to answer this question. After the death of Saul, David became king of Judah in Hebron (2 Sam 2:11). We are told this happened when David was thirty years old (2 Sam 5:4-5). At the same time Saul’s youngest son, Ishbosheth, began to reign in Mahanaim at […]