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The Art of the Insult According to Scripture

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18th April 2015
“Baldy!”
- Unfortunate Lads
2 Kings 2:23

In one of the more controversial stories in the Old Testament, Elisha is walking up to Bethel when some unruly youths come and have a go at him. Their insult of choice? You guessed it.

Put out, the follicly challenged prophet turns around and curses the lads. I imagine a fist was also shaken in their direction. All of a sudden—and here's the controversial bit—a pair of she-bears come and maul forty-two of them.

Okay then.


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