Why would God send a bear to maul children?

“Gleason Archer puts everything in perspective when he describes this large roving band of teenagers as ‘a serious public danger, quite as grave as the large youth gangs that roam the ghetto sections of our modern American cities.’” - C.Index


The word used to describe the boys who were mauled is the same word used to describe Ishmael when he and Hagar are sent away from Abraham when he was about 17 years old.