Hanging by his hair

In 2 Samuel 18:6–18, the battle between David’s men and Absalom’s troops soon followed in the forest of Ephraim. The forest of Ephraim was a deserted place in the vicinity of Mahanaim (2 Samuel 17:24, 27) but otherwise unknown. 

As terrible as Absalom’s losses were by the swords of David’s heroes (2 Samuel 18:7), they were even greater from the elements of that inhospitable terrain (v. 8). 

Absalom himself, in a frantic attempt to escape on his mule, rode beneath a large oak tree and became tangled in its branches. He was suspended in midair. A soldier of David found him in this predicament but because David had ordered his men not to hurt Absalom, the soldier refused to harm him further. 

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About the Author:

Pastor Phil, his wife Carol, and their three children, started in Bixby over 23 years ago when New Beginnings was meeting in a downtown Bixby store front. As a result of God's blessings, New Beginnings has become one of the fastest growing churches in Oklahoma. Pastor Phil graduated from Tulsa East Central High School (1978), and Tulsa University (1982). After serving for 11 years as a Student Pastor, at the age of twenty-nine Phil began to pastor his first church in Edgewater, Colorado. Phil received a Master’s Degree from Denver Theological Seminary (1994) and completed his doctorate in Missions and Evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012. Phil and Carol are honored to serve God in a Kingdom minded church, with joy and longevity.

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