Friday, October 15, 2010

1 Chronicles 23-29

The Facts (Chapter number: Verse)

23:22 - Eleazar had no sons, only daughters. Their kindred, the sons of Kish, married them.

1 Chronicles 24 - No mention of any women.

25:5 - God had given Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

1 Chronicles 26 - No mention of any women.

1 Chronicles 27 - No mention of any women.

1 Chronicles 28 - No mention of any women.

1 Chronicles 29 - No mention of any women.

My Comments

Okay, seriously, this is ridiculous. The entire Chronicles so far has almost been nothing but a solid block of names. And yet, there are no women mentioned past the few mothers that were mentioned earlier on. It's just page after page of sons this and father's that and king this and leaders that. All of these chapters I've gone through and the only real bulk of women is in only the first 4 chapters. Oddly enough, the Bible seems to think naming the mothers serves no purpose and basically stops completely after that, even though every chapter after is still massive amounts of genealogy.

I... I honestly just don't understand. It really looks like women just stop existing. It's a world overrun by men. I imagine it would be like the planet of men in Saber Marionette J, minus the badass chick robots and lacking the entertainment value. Actually, now that I think about it, the two are actually very similar. A world filled with men who view women simply as objects and status symbols or as laborers.

But I would pick watching Saber Marionette J over reading the Bible any day.

So it looks like we're heading into 2 Chronicles. I hope it's not as disappointing as 1 Chronicles.

Friday; 2 Chronicles ?-?


  1. Given that all of He-Man's sons were listed in the previous verse and the only mention of his girls is "and three daughters", I'd have to add "missed opportunities for sons" to your list "objects and status symbols or as laborers". See also "Eleazar had no sons, only daughters." Otherwise it would read "sixteen" or "but several" instead of "only".

  2. True. Daughters are never a matter of celebration in the i\Bible (and even in a lot of places today). Which I find funny since women are kind of a requirement for having sons at all, since you kinda need women to have children. The complete disregard for the women's part in procreation makes me long for the days when men had no clue that they had anything to do with the process. At least then the women got the respect they deserved for populating the earth. Because, honestly, the man's part in the process is a cake walk compared to what women have to go through. -_-

    And that list would have gone on forever, lol, but I was simply listing the similarities the bible has with Saber Marionette. Which aren't a lot, I guess, but I was still reminded of the series while reading the last bit of 1 Chronicles. I may have to start adding that as a tag on my posts though since daughters being thought of as a missed opportunity for sons is such a common thing. Thanks for pointing that out. :)

  3. "you kinda need women to have children" and "Because, honestly, the man's part in the process is a cake walk compared to what women have to go through" show your magnificent flair for understatement. The man's part in the reproductive process can be done by any drunken idiot. And has been.


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