1 Kgs 12:1-16:28
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- Verses 13:8-10. The Word Biblical Commentary notes on this passage the following: "Yahweh’s command not to eat, drink or return by the same road certainly seems arbitrary and irrational, but that is precisely the point: the man of God’s complete subjection to the divine purpose can only be tested through laying on him conditions that may seem unreasonable and burdensome to him."
- Why is the prophet commanded not to eat, drink or return on the same path? See these thoughts from Robert C.
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