Ehud died, Jabin the II

Well Ehud didn't last long and by Judges 4.1 he's dead and of course everything went back to pot.  Such does seem the way of the world.  This time God got mad and sold them into slavery to Jabin, a king of Canaan. Now of course those who read all of Joshua, the part we … Continue reading Ehud died, Jabin the II

The Judge Shamgar

Who is Shamgar?  Besides being the third Judge of Israel what else do we know about? He was a labouring man, a tiller of the ground, and it is thought that on account of the exploit recorded of him in the text he was raised to dignity. According to the Song of Deborah (Judges v. … Continue reading The Judge Shamgar

Judges: The ox-goad saves Israel

Judges 3:31 Shamgar son of Anath came after Ehud. Using a cattle prod, he killed six hundred Philistines single-handedly. He too saved Israel.  -- The Message. Shamgar used the same implement that Ehud had used, the "ox-goad" to save Israel in this chapter of action punched drama, so I wondered what this ox-goad was not … Continue reading Judges: The ox-goad saves Israel

A word to the wise from Judges

16-17 But then God raised up judges who saved them from their plunderers. Still they wouldn't listen to them instead prostituting themselves to other gods— by worshiping them! They lost no time leaving the straight and narrow road of  their parents that obedience to God commands but refused to have anything to do with it. … Continue reading A word to the wise from Judges

Joshua 24:xv: On choosing God

Joshua 24:15 If you think it is wrong to serve the Lord, choose today whom you will serve. Choose the gods your fathers worshiped on the other side of the river, or choose the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. But as for me and my family, we will serve the … Continue reading Joshua 24:xv: On choosing God

Sin of Peor, Joshua 22

New Life Version, Joshua 22: 17 “All the people of the Lord say, ‘What sin is this that you have done against the God of Israel? You have turned away from following the Lord this day, by building yourselves an altar. Today you have gone against the Lord. 17 Is not the sin of Peor … Continue reading Sin of Peor, Joshua 22

The Hivites in Joshua

New Life Version of the Holy Bible Joshua Chapter 11. 19 There was not a city which made peace with the sons of Israel except the Hivites living in Gibeon. They took them all in battle. 20 For the Lord made their hearts hard to meet Israel in battle, so Israel might destroy all of … Continue reading The Hivites in Joshua