Biblical Scholar & Author Peter Wohfelder
His interest in scripture and exercise inspired Peter J. Wohfelder to do an in-depth study of the Bible in relation to exercise. Much to his surprise, he found numerous references to skipping and became so inspired that he started skipping himself. He then went on to write and publish a book about his findings called King Solomon Skipped.
This is from the book’s back cover, “There is an exercise that kings knew of, and spent time doing in ancient times, but that has been lost in antiquity. A mystery of history is unveiled within these pages, and it will astound you! This exercise is a gift from God to enhance your physical health, and it has profound benefits to improve your intellectual capabilities and mental alertness, as well as brighten your emotions.”
Here are a few of the biblical references that inspired Peter to start skipping:
**In the Songs of Solomon, chapter 2, verse 8 says, “Behold he comes leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills”.
**In the book of Malachi (the last book of the Old Testament), in the last chapter referring to the last days it says, “But for you who fear my name, there will arise the sun of justice with healing in his
wings; and you will gambol like calves out of the stall.” (Webster’s new international dictionary defines gambol as a skipping or leaping about in play: a frolicking movement.
**In Acts 3:1-8 is speaks of how Peter and John went up to the temple to pray. They met a man begging for alms who had been lame since birth. Peter said to him, “silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I to you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. .and leaping up he stood and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, leaping, and praising God.
** Luke 6:22,23 speaks of leaping for joy. The first definition for this word leaping in the Greek- English dictionary is to skip.
Peter first contacted iskip.com 10 years ago about his book and the miraculousness of it our shared interest leaves us in a state of awe now more than ever. The Lord really does work in mysterious ways!