We begin our look at the book of Judges today. It’s a well known fact and not just this podcaster’s opinion that Judges is the most fascinating book in the Bible. If you like narrative Judges has it in spades. If you like to hear the old Bible stories you used to hear as a kid, there’s plenty of that in Judges. And if you like the old ultraviolence, well we won’t shy away from that either.
I start off giving a little background and history. Who wrote Judges? When did he write it? Stuff like that. I then jump into chapter one. Episode 2.01 doesn’t quite make it all the way through chapter one, so we’ll have some to savor later.
As promised in the audio portion of the podcast here are some pics of my visit to the tent of meeting. We visited this traveling display on a very wet and chilly day on its stop in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. I had to furtively take these pics since we weren’t supposed have cameras out as the organizers intended the visit to be contemplative and spiritual.
Sorry, now that I look at them I see the pics aren’t great. But like I said, I had to sneak to take them. I couldn’t get any from inside the tabernacle because other people were in there and my flash would’ve ruined the mood and totally blinded them.
At any rate, enjoy the episode and thank you for listening. Be strong and courageous. Have I not commanded you?
Today’s podcast divides up the rest of the Promised Land amongst the seven tribes of Israel who have not received land up to this point. We’ll find out which tribes got that primo real estate along the Mediterranean.
We’ll learn a little about Dan. Not Dan the Man, but Dan the tribe of Israel, and how he, or they, let that primo real estate slip from their grasp.
We then turn our attention to the cities of refuge. These were towns you could run to if you accidentally killed your friend before one of his relatives could kill you.
All that and more in today’s exciting installment of JoshuaJudgesRuth. Thank you for listening. Be strong and courageous. Have I not commanded you?