Judges 17–18: On Religious Guns-for-Hire, Sellouts in Ministry, and Sins Coming Home to Roost (Bible Talk, Ep. 80)
In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Judges 17–18.
1:45 / Where are we in Judges, and where are we going?
7:05 / Jim and Sam provide commentary on Judges 17.
10:29 / Why is the story of Micah in Judges 17:1-5 a perfect setup for the thesis statement in Verse 6: “In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes”?
13:52 / Should the Levite have been in Bethlehem? (17:7)
15:59 / What should we think of Micah’s deal with the Levite? (17:10)
18:22 / “Now I know that the LORD will prosper me, because I have a Levite as priest.” (17:13)
21:28 / What’s the point of the Danites’ exchange with the Levite? (18:1-6)
22:27 / What’s noteworthy about the Danites’ robbery of Micah? (18:14-31)
34:07 / How should we think about a reference to an exile that hasn’t happened yet? Is that what “captivity” is referring to? (18:30)
35:54 / How would you preach Christ from this passage?
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Graphic: Micah confronts the Danites (1886)