Tag Archive: philistines

1 Samuel 4 Ichabod, The Glory of God, Departed

The ark is taken in battle: 4:1-11  For some 20 years, the Philistines have exerted pressure on the Israelites and other peoples of Canaan from their coastal lands.  The battle that takes place at Aphek is critical, for it opens… (READ MORE)

Samson: Judges 13:1 – 16:31

Samson is given more space in the biblical record than any other judge.  He is also undoubtedly the least qualified morally for leadership – the only judge whose rule did not bring some relief from the oppressors. The story of… (READ MORE)