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by David Norris

 This study is a change of pace of sorts in that we want to bring you some interesting things that are found in the Bible that you may never have run across before.

Have you ever heard of Huz and Buz? Genesis 22:21 cites them as brothers and not some modern day comedy team. How about a stone pillow in which to rest upon (Genesis 28:11) for a hard nights rest? Have you ever heard of an “Omer Pile” (Exodus 16:33)? It measured out to 4 pints. And, can you remember the first usage of the word pride in the Bible? It is found in Leviticus 26:19. “I will break the pride of your power”. What about the age limitations for the first draft found in the Bible? Check out Numbers 1:3 for that answer.

Where have you heard this before? “The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace”- Numbers 6:24-26. Many today know this as the “Doxology”. Where can you find the Book of the Wars of the Lord? Numbers 21:14-15. And, where did Hollywood get the inspiration for Francis the Talking Mule and Mr. Ed the talking horse? From Balaam’s talking ass (Numbers 22:28)!

Now Deuteronomy 3:11 is a verse that this evangelist can relate to being 6’10”- “Og, King of Bashan his bedstead was an iron bedstead- Nine cubits its length and four cubits its width”. By my accounting that king-size bed was 13.5 feet by six feet. The retailers of the world would literally despise this next verse but we’ll let you judge for yourself why. “I have led you forty years in the wilderness. Your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandals have not worn out on your feet”- Deuteronomy 29:5.

Where, besides the Wizard of Oz, can you find talking trees in the Bible? Check out Judges 9:8-13. Who really cut Sampson’s hair? Many though Delilah did but are they right (Judges 16:19)? Where is the first mention of dancing in the spirit found in the Bible (2 Samuel 6:14)? And, what season was known as the season of war according to 2 Samuel 11:1? Watch out baseball for you now have some competition.

Where do you find this familiar phrase in the Bible- “Swear that you tell me nothing but the truth in the name of the Lord”? Check out 1 Kings 22:16. Where can you find the story of Elisha and the Two Bears- 2 Kings 2:23-24? Goldilocks needed a third bear to outdo Elisha. And, the next time that your husband balks at washing the dishes, show him 2 Kings 21:13, for if it was good enough for God, well we’re sure you’ve gotten the point.

Where can you find the first mention of Satan, by name, in the Bible? Check out 1 Chronicles 21:1. Where can you find a choir defeating three enemy armies? 2 Chronicles 20:21-24 details that account. For you husbands that tire of waiting for your wife to go on any sort of outing, consider Esther 2:12 before you complain again. And, while you’re waiting, ask yourself where is the first postal system to be found (Esther 3:13)?

What are the only two books in the Bible that never cite God, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit? Esther and Song of Solomon. Issac Newton’s least favorite verse in the Bible is found in Job 26:7.

Do you know why? And, we cannot express the gravity of this situation any plainer. It would also be wise for men not to emulate Solomon to much by way of the words he used in Song of Solomon in regard to their wives. “Your waist is a heap of wheat, Your nose like the tower of Lebanon”- Song of Solomon 7:2,4.

Could God have been partial to the Klingon’s from Star Trek? We say that because Isaiah 46:11 says- “Calling a bird of prey from the east”, and we all know what kind of ship the Klingon’s used? Where in the Bible does it give a vague reference to Christmas trees (Jeremiah 10:3-4)? Ho, Ho….Ho?

Where in the Bible can you find a recipe for bread (Ezekiel 4:9), but we wouldn’t recommend the fuel that you were to cook your bread upon (Ezekiel 4:12,15). Could God be for labor unions as you read Ezekiel 7:9? Who was the first biblical lawnmower (Daniel 4:32)? Where can you find a Gomer pile of kids (Hosea 1)? Jonah answers the question poised by Evangelist Pat Robertson when someone once asked him if Jonah liked seafood. We don’t know about that but its obvious that seafood liked Jonah (Jonah 1:17).

And, so ends our Old Testament version of interesting things about the Bible.