I find it strange, some of the leadership roles women take in the Scriptures. Since women are oppressed in the culture, they have to do an “end-around” many times to accomplish their goals. The men seem very willing to go along with and trust these women in their plans. Again, I see a lot of humor in this story as the wise woman from Abel saves her town by promising to throw the head of Sheba over the city wall. Can you imagine the weird waiting game that Joab and his men had to do…looking and waiting for a head to fly over the wall. I’m sure the people in the town had to find a good thrower because we are talking about 30 feet of wall! Then all of the sudden here comes the flying head! “It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Sheba’s head!”
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.