We stayed atop one of those dead-ends last night. We were too tired and it was too dark to make our way back down.
So when the morning dawned clear and bright we had an uninterrupted view down the plain. The army of the North had pivoted towards Babylon and appeared to be preparing an assault in that direction or setting up to receive one.
I admit I stared upon the scene with fascination.
But Elijah did not allow us to linger long. The view of our route ahead was also clear, at least as long as we could carry the memory we thought we should be able to avoid the next few dead end paths.
And so it proved.