Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Immortality is Children and Land Ownership
Yoav (Joab) sends the wise woman from Tekoa to convine David to reconcile with his estranged son Avshalom using a parable. Her one son has allegedly killed her other son, with her surviving murdering son facing execution himself. She states, “and so they shall quench my coal which is left, so as not to leave my husband a name or a remainder upon the face of the earth." Again we see that the two links to immortality in Tanach are children and land ownership.