Israel’s Dark Setting – Judges 21:25; 1 Samuel 1:1-28 The setting is Israel before the glory days of King David. There has been a long period—a couple hundred years—of intermittent warfare, cycles of events during which Israel would suffer invasion followed by famine; then a judge would emerge and win a temporary peace. During the peace, the people would sin, and the down-spiraling cycle would kick in again. Another invasion followed by defeat, resulting in yet another … http://ow.ly/4WtE509dQDl

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