Anarchy without a King: Bookends of Judges 17–21

Micah and the Danite Migration (chs. 17–18)Gibeah’s Deed and Their Punishment (chs. 19–21)
Religious DeteriorationMoral Deterioration
Beginning“In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (17:6).“In those days, when there was no king in Israel …” (19:1).Beginning
Ending“In those days there was no king in Israel” (18:1).“In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (21:25).Ending

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