16 07, 2014

Judges 21 – More rapes and a third civil war

By |2014-07-16T06:53:55-07:00July 16th, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                                                        Chapter 21                                                                  More rapes and a third civil war   The author or authors of Judges emphasize the Israelite depravity four times[1] in the final five chapters by stating “In those days there was no king in Israel; each man did what he felt was right.” Chapter 17 tells about a [...]

9 07, 2014

Judges 20 – Another civil war

By |2014-07-09T06:03:43-07:00July 9th, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                                                     Chapter 20                                                                               Another civil war   Chapter 20 describes another Israelite civil war, all of Israel against the tribe of Benjamin. However, if our supposition mentioned in the last chapter is correct, it is the tribe of Ephraim alone or as the lead tribe that is fighting against the tribe of Benjamin. This [...]

22 06, 2014

Judges 19 – The prelude to civil war

By |2014-06-22T10:15:34-07:00June 22nd, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                                 The prelude to civil war   Chapters 19-21 tell how members of the tribe of Benjamin committed egregious breaches of hospitality, how this led to civil war, the virtual destruction of Benjamin, and how after making a vow that could not be annulled Israel saved the tribe from extinction. In chapter 19 a [...]