10 Bizarre Biblical Tales

Here’s #10, for the full list click here.

10. A lesson for those who dare mock male pattern baldness

Found in: 4 Kings 2:23-24

One of the more inspirational passages in the Bible tells the story of Elijah, a wise man, yet one cursed with male pattern baldness. One day he was minding his own business, making the long walk to Bethel, when he is attacked by a roving band of children who tease him with names like “bald head.” But Elijah was having none of this, he turns round and curses them in the name of the Lord, and instantly two female bears emerge from a nearby wood and maul all 42 children to death.

The moral of this story? Don’t make fun of bald people. Frankly, why this story isn’t included along with the Ten Commandments is anybody’s guess, but I think it would serve as an excellent lesson for children who think baldness is something to be made fun of.

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One Response to 10 Bizarre Biblical Tales

  1. Brent says:

    Interesting list…uninspired “morals” by the author, which really weren’t that funny. By the way, the first example (#10) is found in SECOND Kings 2:23-24 (there are only 2 books of Kings, not 4) and the prophet is ELISHA not Elijah.

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