I Kings 9 – Chapters 13-14. Weird Prophets and even Weirder Prophecies. The story of two prophets and what happens when good and bad become confused. A great lesson about the difference between rational understanding and intuitive knowing. There is danger when one allows a rational argument to override that which one should intuitively know. When the prophet of Judah paid heed to the prophet of Bethel, he did so only by denying that which God had already told him. We read from Josephus an expanded narrative of this episode which adds further details to the Biblical account and helps spell out for us the true nature of God's ethical message, which is the moral of this story. This lesson concludes with a discussion about the warring nature of Judah and Joseph, and how this conflict continues to this day, and may be the underlying source of modern antisemitism.