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This story involves Micah of the tribe of Ephraim, a young Levite living with the tribe of Judah and the northern settlers from the tribe of Dan. It does not follow the story of Samson chronologically, but took place much earlier (apparently during or soon after Joshua's conquest). In this passage the Danites had not yet completely occupied their promised territory. Some ancient authorities note that "Gershom the son of Moses" was the original reading of this phrase, modified by later printings on the Hebrew letters to read "Gershom the son of Manasseh." Scribes might find it scandalous to associate the grandson of Moses (Jonathan, the Levite who had first built his image for Micah in Ephraim) with the establishment of a semi-idolatrous worship centered in North Dan.


KJV Defenders Study Bible, by Dr. Henry Morris, Ph.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Language: English
DEF 10 ISBN 0-529-10444-x
DEF 10-1 ISBN 0-529-10445-8

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