A Second Fleece

“And Gideon said to God, ‘Do not let your nose burn against me and I will speak only one more time. Please permit me to make a test one more time; please let the fleece be dry — the fleece alone — and all the ground around it be dewy. And God did so that … More A Second Fleece

For All to See

“And Gideon said to God, ‘If you are there, save Israel by my hand, as you have said. Behold, I am placing a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If the dew is on the fleece and it alone and all the ground around it is dry, then I will know that you will … More For All to See

Jeruba’al

“And the men of the city said to Joash, ‘Bring out your son that he may die! For he tore down the altar of Ba’al and because he cut down the Asherah that was beside it!’ And Joash said to all who stood before him, “Who of you will contend for Ba’al? Who of you … More Jeruba’al

Cleaning House

“And it was in the night that Yahweh said to him, ‘Take the ox which is your father’s and a bull, the second one being seven-years old. And destroy the altar to Ba’al which is your father’s and the cut down the Asherah which is beside it. Then build an altar to Yahweh on the … More Cleaning House

Worship

“And Gideon built an altar to Yahweh there and he called it, ‘Yahweh-Shalom.’ Even unto this day, it is still in Ophrah of the father of the Ezrites.” (Judges 6:24) Now, given that the Angel of Yahweh has moved on, Gideon begins his work as a Judge over Israel with worship. He builds a formal … More Worship