Manoah, father of Samson, has suffered a fair amount of criticism over the years. Was he really a horrible husband, father, and man in general?
Commentators think very little of Manoah, Samson's father, but a closer look at Judges 13 shows he is an example of true masculinity.
Mike Ford, acknowledging the attacks on 'toxic' masculinity by militant feminists, who characterize men as competitive, lazy, jealous, and dim-witted, takes issue with a Duke University theology professor who has misunderstood the Biblical narrative concer. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh, focusing on Israel's culture during the time of Judges, suggests that Israelites were a poor, downtrodden agricultural people, having few luxuries. The Philistine culture (related to the Mycenaean civilization) was more sophisticated an. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh asks if we have known people who seemingly had everything going for them but never reached their potential. Samson had what it took but made horrible mistakes and lapses in judgment. Nevertheless, Hebrews 11 says that he will be part of . . .
Richard Ritenbaugh reiterates that during the 400-year period of the Judges, Israel experienced a perpetual rollercoaster ride in which the Israelites fared well only when a judge was in power, but tribulation and distress when there was no judge. As Judge. . .
Jesus did not take on a different shape or form when He was transfigured . Taking on the image of the heavenly does not vaporize one into shapeless essence.
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