Dangerous Blacksmiths

This is a very interesting verse. The Philistines were wary of those with capabilities to manufacture tools and weapons which could be used against them.

1 Samuel 13:19

“There were no blacksmiths in the land of Israel in those days. The Philistines wouldn’t allow them for fear they would make swords and spears for the Hebrews.”

See it at YouVersion.com:

http://bible.us/1Sam13.19.NLT