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al-A’raf: Midian’s fall

October 22, 2010 1 comment

This is a new "fallen civilization", though the story is the same: a messenger appears to rail against polytheism, a ruling elite rejects the message and persecutes the messenger's followers, and then God destroys the doubting, ruling elite.

Honestly, it's so similar to the other stories, I don't see the need to include some relevant passages.

What is interesting to add is that Midian appears in the Psalm 83 as well:

Treat them like Midian and Sisera…
Wiped out at En-Dor,
they served to manure the ground.

My God, treat them like thistledown,
like Chaff at the mercy of the wind.