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"Should've Been A Cowboy"

Monday, June 12, 2006

Equally Yoked

have you ever heard someone speak about being equally yoked and they brought up eggs? i know i have. i've always know what being equally yoked meant, but i have wondered what eggs had to do with it. i guess they were trying to be cute and think of some catchy way for people to remember the phrase equally yoked. i've watched ed young, jr. on sunday mornings now for a while and yesterday he spoke about being equally yoked. in doing so he gave the actual history behind the term equally yoked.

he said that back in the day when they used animals to pull plows they connected them with a device called a yoke. if a farmer didn't put two animals of equal strength in the yoke the plow wouldn't be pulled straight and they would veer off course. just as in a unequally yoked relationship. if you're not both following the same leader in life your destined to be pulled off course. now that i know the history of the phrase equally yoked, it makes so much more sense.


4 Comments:

At 6/12/2006 2:17 PM, Blogger Ally The Strange said...

very interesting post, I learnt something new thanks to you !
;)

 
At 6/12/2006 9:29 PM, Blogger el lápiz pequeño said...

i like it.

 
At 6/12/2006 11:37 PM, Blogger el lápiz pequeño said...

but by the way, this kinda disproves your "should have been a cowboy" tagline - i mean, really ... don't cowboys know what yolked means(smile)

 
At 6/13/2006 9:00 AM, Blogger j-lay said...

honestly i had heard of a yoke of oxen, but i didn't know that the yoke was the actual part that held the two animals together. what can i say? i grew up in the age of the tractor.

 

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