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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Want more proof that Torah calls for Anarchism?

Four times in the Book of Judges we are told that "there was no king in Israel in those days" (Judges 17:6; 18:1; 19:1; 21:25).

Judges 17:6 is usually rendered in English thus : "In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes."

But that is not what the Hebrew says. It says:

בַּיָּמִים הָהֵם, אֵין מֶלֶךְ בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל: אִישׁ הַיָּשָׁר בְּעֵינָיו, יַעֲשֶׂה

Which means: In those days there was no king in Israel. The people were honest and as one, doing what is right in His eyes.