Jesus in the Old Testament

71. The Itch, Whereof Thou Canst Not Scratch


After a review of last week’s lesson, Dr. Bramson discusses Israel’s war with the Philistines in 1 Samuel 4-5. In this passage, Israel treated the Ark of the Covenant like a relic, hoping to use it to defeat the Philistines. Not surprisingly, the Israelites were defeated and the Philistines captured the Ark.  What follows is one of the funniest stories in the Bible, which involves “the itch, whereof thou canst not scratch.”

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