Tag: Judges


02
Mar 2017

3 After him came Jair of Gilead, who judged Israel twenty-two years. 4 He had thirty sons who rode on thirty donkeys. They governed thirty towns in Gilead, which are still called the Villages of Jair today.  5 When Jair died, he was buried in Kamon. These villages of Jair were originally captured by Jair’s namesake (Numbers 32:41). His sons worked as his deputies, helping their father with his responsibilities. Unlike Abimelech, they worked together and with respect for their father’s authority. They rode donkeys, which had been used as mounts for......

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24
Feb 2017

42 The next day the people of Shechem went into the fields, and this was reported to Abimelech. 43 He took his troops, divided them into three companies, and set an ambush in the countryside. He watched, and as the people were coming out of the city he arose up and attacked them. 44 Abimelech and the men in his company rushed forward and took their position at the entrance of the city gate. The other two companies rushed forward against everyone out in the fields and struck them down. 45 So......

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24
Feb 2017

37 Then Gaal spoke again, “Look, troops are coming down from the central part of the land, and a company is coming from the direction of the Soothsayer’s Oak.” 38 Then Zebul said, “Where is your big mouth now? You said, ‘Who is Abimelech that we should serve him? ’ Aren’t these the troops you despised? Go out now and fight them! ” The “central part of the land” is the tabur, the navel, which in the Bible is always used as a geographic reference like this (see also Ezekiel 38:12) and not for......

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24
Feb 2017

30 When Zebul, the ruler of the city, heard what Gaal son of Ebed said, he became angry. 31 So he secretly sent messengers to Abimelech, saying, “Be careful! Gaal son of Ebed and his brothers have come to Shechem and are turning the city against you. 32 Come and hide in the fields tonight, you and the troops with you. 33 Then early in the morning, at sunrise, attack the city. When he and the troops with him come out against you, do whatever your hand finds to do.” 34 So......

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21
Feb 2017

22 When Abimelech had ruled over Israel three years, 23 God sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the citizens of Shechem. They acted treacherously toward Abimelech, 24 so that the crime against the seventy sons of Jerub-Baal might come to justice and their blood would be avenged on their brother Abimelech, who killed them, and also on the citizens of Shechem, who had helped him kill his brothers. 25 The citizens of Shechem rebelled against him by sending men to the hilltops to ambush and rob everyone who passed by. This......

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