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June 13, 2021 – Joshua 17-18 – Micah’s Idol and the Danites

This story looks back at the first rise of idolatry in Israel after the death of Joshua. The people forgot God’s commandments about idolatry, the Tabernacle, and the ministry of priests and Levites. Covetousness leads to a cascade of problems … Continue reading

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May 30, 2021 – Judges 16:1-31 – Samson and Delilah

Samson submits to the ‘pressure’ from Delilah and reveals his secret. His story represents the faithlessness of Israel, but his last act is self-sacrifice as a type of Christ. Notes on Judges 16:1-31

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May 16, 2021 – Judges 15:1-20 – Samson’s Revenge on the Philistines

Samson unleashes a strange attack with flaming foxes, is betrayed by his countrymen but eventually wreaks revenge on the Philistines by killing 1,000 of them with only the jawbone of an ass. Notes on Judges 15:1-20

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May 9, 2021 – Judges 14:1-20 – Samson and the Riddle of the Honey from the Lion

At Samson’s wedding to Philistine woman he proposes a wager if the guests can find the solution to his riddle. The events end in a massacre. Notes on Judges 14:1-20

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April 11, 2021 – Judges 13:1-25 – Samson’s Birth Foretold

The Angel of the Lord visits Samson’s parents, warning his mother that he would be a Nazarite from birth and would ‘begin’ to deliver Israel from the Philistines. Notes on Judges 13:1-25

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