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Title: Judges 9. Abimelech, part 2: Jotham's parable of the trees.

Title: Judges 9. Abimelech, part 2: Jotham's parable of the trees.

Title: Judges 9. Abimelech, part 2: Jotham's parable of the trees.
What we have seen so far is that Abimelech, Gideon's bastard son, concocted a means of attaining power by going to his mother's relatives, Canaanites in Shechem, and using fear to motivate them to back his election to king of the city state of Shechem, a Canaanite city. He convinced them that Gideon's sons would rule them and with their power they would force the Shechemites to change their pagan ways in the cult of Baal. Once he got them to fear this possibility, Abimelech then offered his services as king. He posed the question, "Wouldn't it be better for one of your own to rule you and wouldn't it be better for one to rule you than seventy." They bought it and took the...
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