TEoD: Chapter 14: Scrooge McArk
So this flashback chapter is a bit odd—it doesn’t have anything to do with our old pal, Daniel, and instead recounts the events in the lesser-known (to me, anyway) book of I Samuel. If you’d like to know what it’s all about, you can check out I Samuel 4, but it’s about the Israelites and Philistines going to war near the town of Ebenezer…
…and the Philistines trucking the Ark of the Covenant hither and yon to bring them luck. Now, I’m not saying that every story has to be as recognizable as Noah’s Ark or Daniel in the lions’ den or even the Handwriting on the Wall, but honestly…does anyone, even the most loyal of RTC readers, care about this story. I listen to Christian radio a fair amount, and I have never heard mention of this stuff.
But in the hands of a master storyteller like Phillips, I’m sure it will all become clear.