GIBEAH BIBLE STORY
GIBEAH BIBLE STUDY ON GIBEAH BIBLE EVENTS WITH GIBEAH BIBLE MESSAGE
Always great to have you back to share some
Daily Bread. As I mentioned at the end of our last story, this is a story that
happened during a time when there was no king in Israel, no judge, and every
person did whatever was right in their own eyes. This story is not in
chronological order with the rest of the book of judges, and you will
discover the facts that make it clear, after we get well into the study, so
let's begin, shall we?
There was a Levite man, staying
in Mt. Ephraim, who had a concubine (servant wife) from Bethlehem, and she
was unfaithful to him, then went away to her father's house for four months.
The husband decided to reconcile with her and bring her back home, so he
took his servant and went to get her. When he arrived, her father was just
delighted to see him.
GIBEAH BIBLE STORY LESSON WITH GIBEAH BIBLE STORY EXPLANATION
AND GIBEAH BIBLE STORY SUMMARY
The woman's father convinced him
to stay for four days, eager to entertain him with food and drink, and even
the fifth day, persuaded him not to leave until the day grew late. Finally
the man insisted on leaving with his wife and servant, and they neared
Jerusalem at dusk. The servant encouraged the man to lodge somewhere in
Jerusalem, but at that time, the city belonged to the Jebusites (Canaanites)
and he would not agree to lodge in the city of strangers, so they continued
on to Gibeah, arriving at dark. Gibeah is a city of the tribe of Benjamin.
When nobody on the street invited
them to lodge, an old man from Mt. Ephraim, who was residing in Gibeah, had
just finished his work in the field for the day and seeing them, welcomed
them into his home to lodge.
While they were enjoying each
other's company, certain wicked men of the city surrounded the house,
demanding that the old man send his gentleman guest out so that they could
abuse him. (Does this remind you a little of the story of Sodom and
Gomorrah?) The old man begged them not to do such evil, and offered his
daughter, and his guest's concubine to satisfy their lust upon, which was
considered less wickedness than defiling a man of Israel.
The men of the city wouldn't
listen to the old man, so the Levite man brought his concubine out and they
took her and abused her until dawn, then let her go. She returned to the old
man's house and fell down at the door. When the man opened the door at
daylight to go his way, he saw her lying at the door and supposing that she
was asleep, tried to waken her to go home with him ... But she was dead.
GIBEAH BIBLE STORY INFORMATION WITH GIBEAH BIBLE STORY MEANING
AND GIBEAH BIBLE STORY DISCUSSION
Now remember, these were days
when there was no judge in Israel, so this man took matters into his own
hands. How do you think he procured justice for the injustice that was done
to him and his concubine? He took her home on a mule, and with a knife, he
cut her in 12 pieces and sent one to each of the tribes of Israel.
All who saw or heard about it
were astonished and agreed that nothing of the sort had ever happened in
Israel since the day they came out of Egypt, and they all knew something had
to be done.
What was done? Come on back next
time and we'll find out together, right here at Daily Bread.