74: Deborah, the Female Judge (Judges 4-5)

We discuss why it was significant that God raised up a female judge during a cultural patriarchy. Also, this story features one of the gnarliest deaths recorded in the Bible. Let’s just say someone wasn’t a happy camper…

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73: Ehud, the Left-handed Assassin (Judges 3)

We’re all familiar with this story. A left-handed man stabs a fat king until the sword disappears in his rolls. What did this mean for Israel? Who was Ehud? Why was being left-handed significant? What can we learn from this story? Was anyone else described as “obese” in the Bible? All these questions and more answered on this riot of an episode.

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71: Israel’s First Civil War (Judges 20-21)

The tribe of Benjamin chuck a Sodom and Gomorrah and do something terrible, only this time there aren’t angels to interfere and strike everyone with blindness. THEN, they act all defensive when the other tribes get upset. THEN, they go to war against the rest of the country. THEN heaps of people die. Such a dumb thing to have happen. This isn’t the last time that Israel fights with itself, but it can definitely be agreed that it was the first.

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70: A Levite’s Concubine Cut Into Pieces (Judges 19)

During the time of Othniel, the first Judge, Israel is in a pretty bad spot. This story follows a Levite and his concubine as they are left to their own devices. What results is a pretty gruesome sign being mailed to each of the tribes of Israel. In this episode, Jeremy and Ryan get confused over the wording of the ESV, talk about soup and just how fallen Israel was, right after they settled in Canaan.

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63: Achan and Ai- Undermining the Victory at Jericho (Joshua 7-8)

Dodgeball. Also, how one guy disobeying the instructions given by God led to the death of many, including himself and his family.

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58: Torah Wrap-Up (Deuteronomy 28-34)

As we stated in episode 57, Deuteronomy is basically Moses’s speech at the end of his life, so we didn’t feel like we needed to hang out there too long! Moe dies on the mountain and Joshua takes over. Who wrote the last chapter of Deuteronomy if Moses supposedly wrote the whole Torah? What is Israel’s goal as they cross the Jordan and enter the Promised Land? All these and questions and more. (Also, a cheeky ska song)

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53: Moses Strikes The Rock (Numbers 20)

Miriam dies, Edom refuses to let Israel walk through his lawn, and Aaron likewise kicks the bucket. Also this episode: everyone’s favourite segment, “Tell Us What This Chapter Is About In Less Than Five Seconds”, Dwayne Johnson, Nicholas Sparks and a few dodgy audio issues.

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