Bible study 230 – Judges 20: “The Benjaminite War 2 – Annihilation”

The body parts of the dead concubine stirs up sentiments among the Israelites so much that 400,000 Israelite warriors immediately gather to wage war on the entire tribe of Benjamin. The Benjaminites defend the rapists of Gibeah, and at first cause huge casualties on the Israelite army. In the end, however, the Israelites crush the Benjaminite army, and slaughter every single civilian (including women and children) in the entire tribe of Benjamin. The only remnants of the tribe are 600 warriors who fled from the battle.

Judges 20:48
Meanwhile, the Israelites turned back against the Benjaminites, and put them to the sword — the city, the people, the animals, and all that remained. Also the remaining towns they set on fire.

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