Trying to drive a bargain

In Israel many of the national parks have metal sculptures that I find fascinating. The one below at Avedat, a Nabatean city located on the ancient spice route, is of a peddler trying to sell his wares to a couple of buyers.

The buyer tries to talk down the peddler. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

The buyer tries to talk down the peddler. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

I was reminded of one of the wise sayings of Solomon.

 “Bad, bad,” says the buyer, but when he goes away, then he boasts. (Proverbs 20:14 ESV)

Bargaining is one of the most difficult things for many Americans who travel to the Bible lands to do. Americans are accustomed to prices being fixed. Some, however, really like a good bargain.

One response to “Trying to drive a bargain

  1. These are really cool. I liked the ones at Gath, and have pictures from some of the other sites we visited.

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