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It is a medical fact that the heart lies between the 5th and 6th ribs, and I agree wholly with Isaac Moses' post. Though these men such as Abner and Joab were not "medically" trained they were "Men of War" and were definitely trained to make a quick and clean kill. To stab anywhere might leave your intended victim enough time to fight back, or for someone to come to their aid. Not too mention that in battle a quick kill was essential to survival when your oponent is bent upon bringing about your demise as well. As is the case with Abner and Asahel whom scripture says "was as light of foot as a wild roe." I'm pretty sure that Abner wanted to put this young warrior down in one clean shot even though he plead with him to turn away so as not to have been the hand that killed Joab's youngest brother. He knew that if Asahel even got one chance that this young warrior would have slain him too. So beneath the fifth rib was the closest to the heart. Also one might note that Eve was taken from Adam's rib. The part of him closest to his heart. And the final blow that the Roman soldier delivered to Christ was here too. The kill strike if you will delivered by yet another trained soldier.

It is a medical fact that the heart lies between the 5th and 6th ribs, and I agree wholly with Isaac Moses' post. Though these men such as Abner and Joab were not "medically" trained they were "Men of War" and were definitely trained to make a quick and clean kill. To stab anywhere might leave your intended victim enough time to fight back, or for someone to come to their aid. Not too mention that in battle a quick kill was essential to survival when your oponent is bent upon bringing about your demise as well. As is the case with Abner and Asahel whom scripture says "was as light of foot as a wild roe." I'm pretty sure that Abner wanted to put this young warrior down in one clean shot even though he plead with him to turn away so as not to have been the hand that killed Joab's youngest brother. He knew that if Asahel even got one chance that this young warrior would have slain him too. So beneath the fifth rib was the closest to the heart. Also one might note that Eve was taken from Adam's rib. The part of him closest to his heart. And the final blow that the Roman soldier delivered to Christ was here too. The kill strike if you will delivered by yet another trained soldier.

It is a medical fact that the heart lies between the 5th and 6th ribs, and I agree wholly with Isaac Moses' post. Though these men such as Abner and Joab were not "medically" trained they were "Men of War" and were definitely trained to make a quick and clean kill. To stab anywhere might leave your intended victim enough time to fight back, or for someone to come to their aid. Not too mention that in battle a quick kill was essential to survival when your oponent is bent upon bringing about your demise as well. As is the case with Abner and Asahel whom scripture says "was as light of foot as a wild roe." I'm pretty sure that Abner wanted to put this young warrior down in one clean shot even though he plead with him to turn away so as not to have been the hand that killed Joab's youngest brother. He knew that if Asahel even got one chance that this young warrior would have slain him too. So beneath the fifth rib was the closest to the heart. Also one might note that Eve was taken from Adam's rib. The part of him closest to his heart.

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It is a medical fact that the heart lies between the 5th and 6th ribs, and I agree wholly with Isaac Moses' post. Though these men such as Abner and Joab were not "medically" trained they were "Men of War" and were definitely trained to make a quick and clean kill. To stab anywhere might leave your intended victim enough time to fight back, or for someone to come to their aid. Not too mention that in battle a quick kill was essential to survival when your oponent is bent upon bringing about your demise as well. As is the case with Abner and Asahel whom scripture says "was as light of foot as a wild roe." I'm pretty sure that Abner wanted to put this young warrior down in one clean shot even though he plead with him to turn away so as not to have been the hand that killed Joab's youngest brother. He knew that if Asahel even got one chance that this young warrior would have slain him too. So beneath the fifth rib was the closest to the heart. Also one might note that Eve was taken from Adam's rib. The part of him closest to his heart. And the final blow that the Roman soldier delivered to Christ was here too. The kill strike if you will delivered by yet another trained soldier.