Judges 17-18: Micah's House of Images, and Generational Idolatry

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  1. dildaysc

    dildaysc Puritan Board Freshman

    I have gotten a start into Poole's Synopsis on Judges 17 and 18, dealing with Micah's house of images, and the beginning of the generational idolatry in Dan.

    The thread begins here, and you can see what has been done so far here.

    This morning I translated an interesting section on Micah's Ephod and Teraphim.
     
  2. dildaysc

    dildaysc Puritan Board Freshman

    "There was no king in Israel..."

    Finally, we get the theme statement of the Book.

    "Every man did that which was right in his own eyes" (Judges 17:6). Is it not now on this great continent, as it was in the days of the Judges?

    And how did God respond then?
     
  3. terry43

    terry43 Puritan Board Freshman

    Our Evening service has just started Judges...and we all made this comment on the overview
     
  4. dildaysc

    dildaysc Puritan Board Freshman

    For the student of the Hebrew text, Judges 18:30 is a real treat...a tantalizing mystery. In Judges 18:30, we have the problem of the suspended or superscripted Nun. If the Nun is read, Jonathan is the grandson of some otherwise unknown Manasseh; but, if the Nun is to be omitted, Jonathan, the progenitor of a succession of idolatrous priests, was the grandson of Moses! Does the nun belong or not? and how do you know?

    I Love Hebrew!

    Here, Poole surveys the history of interpretation.
     
  5. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    Most people's religion can be likened unto that of Micah's. That was the title of the sermon I preached on this several years ago.
     
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