Richard Ritenbaugh suggests that Samson personifies the phrase, 'Everyone did what was right in his own eyes,' becoming the archetypal judge, and representing Israel's rebellious attitude at the time. A judge served as a war leader and a guarantor of justi. . .
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. . .
In his final act as judge of Israel, Samson toppled the pillars, killing more Philistines with his death than he had in his entire lifetime.
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. . .
Even though feminist leaders have attacked the Bible for allegedly denigrating and demeaning women, God's Word emphasizes the honor and dignity of women.
For being a religious book, the Bible contains an unusual number of references to harlotry! Yet they provide understanding of the great harlot of Revelation.
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