Return, medium of en-dor

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This chapter offers a reading of the story of a woman character whose assistance King Saul seeks, even though her craft was outlawed. This is the story of the Medium of En-dor, whom Saul asks to recall prophet Samuel from the dead in order that the torn king might receive counsel from him. This was the last time Saul seeks anyone. The woman was banned; the king was redundant; the prophet was dead. Three out of place (for different reasons) characters appear in this story but they did not really 'meet' because Samuel did not affirm Saul or acknowledge the Medium of En-dor. You might wish to first consult the biblical narrator's version in 1 Samuel 28:3-25, for this chapter is an out of place telling of a night encounter of characters under disguise, in fear, robed, angry, weak, caring and faring-well.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOut of place
Subtitle of host publicationDoing theology on the crosscultural brink
EditorsJione Havea, Clive Pearson
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherEquinox Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781134938797
ISBN (Print)9781845533908
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

Name Cross cultural theologies.


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