Judges 8: Gideon goes to Penuel

From Succoth, Gideon goes up the Jabbok, now the Arabic Zarqa River (see the map below) to Penuel (Peniel from is the same place).   The two towns  are close in distance, about five and half miles away, but despite this being the place where Jacob met Yahweh and became Israel (Genesis 32:30), they too say … Continue reading Judges 8: Gideon goes to Penuel

Judges 8: Gideon goes to Succoth

The 8th chapter in the Book of Judges starts out poorly.  The Ephraimites whine that they were called last which is probably just that they want recognition from the great judge himself and Gideon smartly gives it to them in 8:3 3 God has delivered into your hand the princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb! … Continue reading Judges 8: Gideon goes to Succoth