Imagine the movie trailer for 1 Samuel 18. It would be epic! Here’s what it would entail:
Stout friendship (like Frodo & Sam)! Selflessness and sacrifice (like Spock in Star Trek 2, “The Wrath Of Kahn”)! Intense battle scenes (like “The Last of the Mohicans” and “The Battle Of Thermopylae #300”)! Dancing women brandishing tambourines and singing celebratory songs of joy about warfare and slaughter (like Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty” …at least insofar as she is stoked about the slaughter of her enemies)! A pouty potentate (like Commodus in “Gladiator”). A harmful spirit rushing upon a man, causing him to rave and wield weapons against people in his own residence (like Jack Torrance in “The Shining”). Attempted murder via hazardous military campaigns (like “13 hours”). And a really bizarre scene where the main character kills two hundred Philistines and brings their foreskins to the pouty potentate, so that he might become the king’s son-in-law (like …well, I don’t think there is a movie that portrays anything like the 200 Philistines foreskins thing).