Go Up Thou Bald Head

“As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. ‘Go on up, you baldhead!’ they said. ‘Go on up, you baldhead!’ ”

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Go Up Thou Bald Head — 3 Comments

  1. This is wierd, but it is in the Bible in 2 Kings 2:23. The most bizarre part of this passage is that little children were mocking the prophet Elisha because he was bald, and in retaliation, Elisha summoned a she-bear to eat the little children. Yeah, some wacky Old Testament stuff.

  2. The ESV Study Bible has a great commentary, the reading of youths making fun of a bald head is easy to misinterpret. It is more likely that they were young people who adopted a disrespectful attitude towards a prophet of the Lord. ‘Bald’ likely referred to part of his prophetic status.

    Great passage.


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