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Branches against Shechem

Branches against Shechem April 14, 2011

The men of Shechem betray Abimelech, and so Abimelech attacks and burns the city to the ground. He does it by cutting a branch and carrying it to the inner chamber of the tower of Shechem. The rest of his men do the same, and they set the branches on fire, which kills a thousand of the men of Shechem – a foretaste of Samson’s later victory over the Philistines (Judges 9:48-49).

A good passage for Palm Sunday meditation.


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