“Killer Hair!”

August 21, 2017

 

 

2 Samuel 18: 9: “For Absalom was riding on his mule. And the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak.  And the hair of his head caught fast in the oak, so he was left hanging between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him kept going.”  I think subsequent military artisans learned two important things from this story: One, soldiers really do need to keep their hair short (the obvious exception being General Custer, and look what happened to him), and two, what use has a mule in the cavalry?  If Absalom accomplished nothing else of worth in his life, at least there’s that …

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