Story of Two Prophets
The story in I Kings 13 involves two prophets and King Jeroboam. Jeroboam was King of the northern tribes and established a civil religion to offer a place of worship for the northern tribes. He did not want them to go back to the southern kingdom to the established place of worship.
A prophet from the southern kingdom Judea came to the northern kingdom and prophesied against the worship that was taking place there. On his return to Judea an older prophet from Bethel lied to the prophet from Judea and convinced him to return to eat bread or drink water. When the prophet from Judea started back home after eating bread and drinking water a lion killed him. The older prophet from Bethel who lied to him brought his body back to be buried in his own tomb. We ask the question, why was the prophet from Judea who was almost obedient killed by a lion, yet the older prophet from Bethel who lied seemed to go unpunished.
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