"The history of thought is a tragic mixture of vibrant disclosure and deadening closure," said A. N. Whitehead in Modes of Thought. This story is about "vibrant disclosures," in the Hebrew Bible and in other Ancient Mediterranean Literature. The lives and reputations of Keziah, Jonathan, and their family were put at risk because of their insights and their willingness to live according to these insights and truths. They were preparing for a new future. But these discoveries were followed by "deadening closure." Majority opinions were usually able to cover up dissenting or minority opinions. The majority was conservative and demanded loyalty to altar and state; they were the ancient fundamentalists. In this story the minority can win a debate, but in the long run their helpful contributions are silenced.