Wednesday, June 30, 2010

PTSD and Bible Battles

If you remember singing children's songs about heroes of the Bible, the chances are you sang about Father Abraham and Joshua. What you may not remember is that Abraham lead his men into battle more than once and Joshua had to do a lot more than get the walls of Jericho to tumble down. This was a time when war was hand to hand. Joshua had to order his men to obliterate all the people living in Jericho, men, women and children.

When you read the Bible, over and over again there are accounts of warfare, tactics and yes, the aftermath of how humans had to try to carry on afterward. Each and every time war is mentioned in the Bible, there is a long list of what humans went through recovering.

Moses, known for being God's messenger was a warrior and so was David. Read the Psalms and about his life and you can clearly see another witness to what we call PTSD.