Stopped by the ‘Ein Harod (Ma'ayan Harod) today, the setting of the story described in Judges 7:1-7. The text offers an interesting account of how the army of Gideon was whittled down by means of a water test. Rather than seeking more soldiers for the coming battle, YHWH sought less, so the people would not boast, “my own strength has saved me.”`
Our squad worked at the test a little bit. There were some close calls. However, in the end we decided to keep them all.
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