Scatological Humor and Other Images from Judges

King Eglon (Judges 2:12-25) refigured as Jabba the Hut.

If you haven’t read this story yet, read it now! If I had ever read it before, I must have promptly forgotten it, though how anyone could forget a biblical story that includes hesitant servants not wanting to embarrass a king who is ‘relieving himself in the cool chamber’ is beyond me…

According to the Harper Collins Study Bible, “Israelite readers would enjoy this scatological humor at the expense of their enemies and their overweight king.”

Another blogger employs this image from Star Wars and retells the story with incredulity and props to the story’s hero, Ehud.

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About RevMcC

I am a pastor, licensed social worker, consultant and workshop leader. I live in Brooklyn, NY, (the greatest place ever) with my husband and two children (the greatest people ever). I am an unqualified extrovert and lover of God. I try to live my life with gratitude, wonder, curiosity and attention.
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