Saturday, December 1, 2012

Long before there were cars, there were bad drivers

Bad drivers aren't a contemporary development.  Bad drivers precede automobiles by a few thousand years.

Consider the renegade king of Israel, Jehu, who apparently had a reputation in this regard:

The lookout reported, “He has reached them, but he isn’t coming back either. The driving is like that of Jehu son of Nimshi—he drives like a maniac.”  (2 Kings 9:20 NIV)

I enjoy some of the other translations:

The troop’s leader is driving like a lunatic, like Jehu, grandson of Nimshi.  (GWT)

The driving is like the driving of Jehu son of Nimshi—crazy! (Message)

he drives like a madman (HCSB)

with madness he driveth (YLT)

it is headlong speed with him (Knox)

That one man is a reckless chariot driver—it must be Jehu! (CEV)

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