The prayer of Jabez was wildly popular a few years back among voguish Christians worried about the lack of obvious and excess prosperity in their lives (compared to those richer and general better off than them, not compared to the world population in general). Even without that 1 Chron 4:9-10 is funny (strange peculiar, if not humorous) in several ways: first narrative in Chron not part of surrounding genealogy seems stuck in Jabez does not seem to fit into the genealogies though there is a town of that name inhabited by possibly Kenite scribes and begins “there was” vayyehi like stories do though there areRead More →