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Sunday’s Study – Judges 21: Wives for the Benjamites

After wiping out all but 600 of the Benjamite tribe, the remaining Israelites felt remorse and wept for their loss. Then they decided they needed to find wives for the Benjamites. Since none of the people of Jabesh Gilead joined … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Study – Judges 20: Israelites battle the Benjamites

The lawlessness of the times was evident in the vile behavior of the men of Gibeah, a town of the tribe of Benjamin. A concubine was brutally raped and subsequently died. Her husband, a Levite, divided her corpse and sent … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Study: Judges 19 – a Levite and his Concubine

Judges 19 tells the story of a Levite and his concubine. A man and a woman. Since she’s referred to as his “concubine” she’s probably of lower social status but she is his wife. And we’re told she’s unfaithful. She … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Study: Judges 18 – Micah and the Danites

Micah’s world is rocked when the Danites pass through and persuade his personal priest, an egotistical greedy young Levite, to leave Micah’s household and join them in their takeover of the Sidonians’ territory. Micah is lost without his priest and … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Study: Judges 17 – Micah and his idols

Micah lived in a time when lifestyle choices where “anything goes” … maybe not unlike today. He chose to set up a shrine (including idols) in his home. He hired a priest to make it legitimate. The priest’s greed allowed … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Study: Judges 16 – Samson & Delilah

Samson, a man of God, was clearly foolish when it came to women. After his brief, tragic marriage and his rendezvous with a prostitute, he met and fell in love with Delilah – yet another Philistine woman. His destiny was … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Study: Judges 15 – Samson

If you watched the video for Chapter 14, you can jump about 2 1/2 minutes into today’s lesson. Today’s portion of Samson’s biographer required some of the history previously covered. I’m struck by how wonderful God is. We’re created in … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Study: Judges 14 – Samson’s Marriage

In Judges 13 we are introduced to Samson’s parents, Manoah and an unnamed woman. In Judges 14 we are introduced to Samson and his bride (who also goes unnamed. Did you know he was married before he met Delilah?). Samson … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Study: Judges 13 – Samson’s Conception & Birth

In Judges 13, Manoah’s sterile wife (never named) encounters an angel of the Lord who foretells of the conception and birth of Samson. Other notable sterile-women-who-became-mothers-after-divine-intervention: Sarah, mother of Isaac; Rebekah, mother of Jacob; Hannah, mother of Samuel; Elizabeth, mother … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Study: Judges 12 – Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon and Abdon

Today’s study wraps up Jephthah’s time as judge and his successors Ibzan, Elon and Abdon. It is noteworthy that the text shifts from referring to times of peace under the leadership of the blessed judges, to just highlighting the years … Continue reading

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