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  •  ...or the length of King Saul's reign (1+ / 0-)
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    He was four years old when he took power and reigned a year. Most think it's a typo, but creationists don't believe in typos.

    •  From a lawyer, (0+ / 0-)

      it might not be a typo, but an omission: During history, minors, even children often came to power, but in such a case regency was usually established until the ruler came of age (and which gave rise to some interesting court intrigue; a compelling argument has been made that regencies set the stage for the fall of the Merovingian roayal line, for example, transferring power to the Mayors of the Palace).

      I'd be more interested in why regency isn't mentioned if that number isn't a typographical error.

      Omne malum nascens facile opprimitur, inveteratum fit plerumque robustius. - Cicero

      by Dauphin on Wed Jun 04, 2008 at 06:44:37 AM PDT

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