David was fleeing from Saul, and came to a place called Nob. There was priest named Ahimelech there, and David went to meet him.
“What you doing, bro?” Asked Ahimelech.
“The King sent me on a special mission.” Said David.
“Sure, I buy that.” Said Ahimelech.
“Do you have any food?” Asked David.
“We only have sacred bread.” Said the priest. “You can have it as long as none of your guys have been fooling around with the ladies.”
“Why would a bunch of soldiers marauding through the countryside have been fooling around with the ladies? That’s silly.” Said David.
So the priest let him have the bread.
“You don’t happen to have a sword around here?” Asked David.
“We’ve got that sword from that random giant you killed a couple years back.” Said Ahimelech.
“That would be great.” Said David.
And David went on his merry way, but not before noticing Saul’s head sheep guy Doeg skulking around town.
Sure enough, Doeg went back to Saul and told him that David had been to see the priests at Nob. Saul hurried over to Nob, and began to interrogate Ahimelech, asking him why he had been hobnobbing with David.
“David’s not that bad.” Said Ahimelech.
With that, Saul turned to his servants and asked him to kill the priests.
“We’d prefer not to.” Said the servants.
So Saul turned to Doeg the sheep guy and asked him to kill the priests.
“Sure thing boss.” Said Doeg, and killed eighty-five priests.
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10 thoughts on “Bible Stories #24: The Priests of Nob”
Doeg was a bit of an old dog.
Wonder if he was any good at learning new tricks.
Woof! These scriptural postings you do are excellent. You had me going back and reading the original (in translation of course).
Thanks! The source material is or fantastic.
It shows the wretchedness of Saul’s obsession with David. Accurately portrayed.
Thank you. That Saul guy was a little unhinged.
That’s quite a mass of priests!
And quite a lot of blood shed!
You never read about the clean up bill afterwards!