Watts - a Comparison of Genesis 19 and Judges 19

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Comparison of Genesis 19 and Judges 19 (NRSV)

Genesis 19:

1 The two angels came to Sodom
in the evening,

and Lot was sitting in the gateway of Sodom.

When Lot
saw them,

he rose to meet them, and bowed down with his face to the ground. 2 He said, “Please, my lords, turn aside to your servant’s house and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you can rise early and go on your way.” Judges 19:

1 In those days, when there was no king in Israel, a certain Levite, residing in the remote parts of the hill country of Ephraim, took to himself a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah. . . 14 So they passed on and went their way; and the sun went down on them near Gibeah, which belongs to Benjamin. 15 They turned aside there, to go in and spend the night at Gibeah. He went in and sat down in the open square of the city, but no one took them in to spend the night. 16 Then at evening there was an old man coming from his work in the field. The man was from the hill country of Ephraim, and he was residing in Gibeah. (The people of the place were Benjaminites). 17 When the old man looked up and saw the wayfarer in the open square of the city, he said, “Where are you going and where do you come from?” Genesis 19:

2b They said,

“No; we will spend the night in the square.”

3 But he urged them strongly;

so they turned aside to him and entered his house; and
he made them a feast, and
baked unleavened bread,
and they ate.
4 But before they lay down,

the men of the city,
the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house; 5 and

they called to Lot,

“Where are the men who came to you tonight?
Bring them out to us,

so that we may

know them.”
Judges 19:
18 He answered him,
“We are passing from Bethlehem in Judah to the remote parts of the hill country of Ephraim, from which I come. I went to Bethlehem in Judah; and I am going to...
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