Women of the Word: Mephibosheth’s Nurse


You might know the story of Mephibosheth from the Bible. He was the son of Jonathan and the grandson of King Saul. When they were killed in battle, he was only five years old, and had to flee with his nurse to Gibeah because she feared the Philistines would try to kill him too. In her rush to get Mephibosheth away from possible danger an unfortunate accident took place. The nurse dropped Mephibosheth and he was crippled in both legs for the rest of his life.

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