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Slings (20:16) were weapons made of two long straps, usually either leather or cloth. These were attached to a wider pocket in the middle, where… Read More »Slings


Jebus (19:11) was the name of Jerusalem during this time because it was still under the control of the Jebusites. It would stay in the… Read More »Jebus


Laish was about 25 miles (40 km) north of the Sea of Galilee. The Danites would have traveled about a hundred miles (161 km) to… Read More »Laish


Riddles were as popular in ancient Near Eastern cultures as they are around the world today. Samson’s riddle about the lion and the honey (14:5–18)… Read More »Riddles


Donkeys played many roles in the ancient Near East. They provided much of the heavy labor in agriculture and provided personal transportation. The number of… Read More »Donkeys