Judges – Chapter 19: A Levite and His Concubine

In the last chapter of Judges the Israelites were without a leader and doing ungodly things.  Of course, “ungodly” in the Bible actually means being nice to people since God kills so many.

“Now a Levite who lived in a remote area in the hill country of Ephraim took a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah.  But she was unfaithful to him.” – Judges 19:1-2

Um, by definition he was unfaithful to her.  But a man can’t do wrong when it comes to sex in the Bible.  The next several verses discuss the man staying with the concubine’s parents and a back and forth about when to leave.

“But, unwilling to stay another night, the man left and went toward Jebus (that is, Jerusalem), with his two saddled donkeys and his concubine.” – Judges 19:10

I love how the woman is lumped together with the donkeys as property.  The Bible does such a good job on family values and respect for women, right?  Right???

“While they were enjoying themselves, some of the wicked men of the city surrounded the house. Pounding on the door, they shouted to the old man who owned the house, ‘Bring out the man who came to your house so we can have sex with him.’ – Judges 19:22

This is plagiarizing the story of Lot when the townspeople came to rape the male angels in Lot’s house.  Similar to the story of Lot, this one is ridiculous too.  Nowhere on Earth are a bunch of townspeople going to riot through town to rape the male visitor.

The owner of the house went outside and said to them, ‘No, my friends, don’t be so vile. Since this man is my guest, don’t do this outrageous thing.  Look, here is my virgin daughter, and his concubine. I will bring them out to you now, and you can use them and do to them whatever you wish. But as for this man, don’t do such an outrageous thing’” – Judges 19:23-24

Yep, plagiarizing the story of Lot.  Don’t rape the man.  Please rape my virgin daughter instead.  The Bible is truly disgusting.

“But the men would not listen to him. So the man took his concubine and sent her outside to them, and they raped her and abused her throughout the night, and at dawn they let her go.” – Judges 19:25

Un-fucking-believable.  Actually, this is the Bible, so this is VERY believable.

“He said to her, ‘Get up; let’s go.’ But there was no answer. Then the man put her on his donkey and set out for home. – Judges 19:28

Like I said, women are nothing but a man’s property in the Bible.

“When he reached home, he took a knife and cut up his concubine, limb by limb, into twelve parts and sent them into all the areas of Israel.” – 19:29

Uh….WHAT THE FUCK!!!!????

Judges 19 is another disgusting chapter.  A crowd wants to rape a man.  The father offers his virgin daughter to be raped.  A concubine is raped and treated like property.  The concubine is then cut up into 12 pieces and shipped across Israel.  So yeah, normal Bible stuff.

Coming Soon:  Judges – Chapter 20:  The Israelites Punish the Benjamites


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