Have you ever read a Bible passage and found yourself wondering, “What brought THAT on?”

In this series we’ll explore the real or imagined back-stories for some of the passages that have left me wondering the same thing. We’ll never know whether they are right, I suppose. But just trying to figure them out can bring us to a deeper appreciation of these puzzling passages—and closer, perhaps, to what they may mean for our lives.

So, prepare for some good old-fashioned detective work as we ask, “What brought THAT on?”

Carol M. Bechtel