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Judith

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H. Arlequin
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Judith

What does a Hittite know
if good the trade or bad,
Beeri knew he must show
that Esau had been had,
for who had not? Lamb stew
against his birthright share,
that bargain one could not undo.
Appeasement from despair...
an oxen yoke, one bow of yew,
a tent of camel hair,
ten beca gold, bride-price too,
for Judith's nagging fare.

Elon next to say he won
in barter with Esau,
after which Hagar's son
newest father-in-law.
Judith first, hence matriarch
of Edom's fractious lot,
of three wives, she the spark
that kept its turmoil hot.
From marriage bed there arose,
such awesomeness describe,
Judith did her will impose
on history of that tribe.


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1 posted 10-27-1999 06:05 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wonderful, again, H.A.! (sometimes the bible reads like a soap opera, huh? Not much has changed in all these years!)

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Yep - Only technology changes - People don't...
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Well done!!

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