—Judges 21:25 (NASB)
And so closes the book of Judges with a one-line commentary on the spiritual conditions that allowed such things to happen as documented in the book: Awful things which no one thought possible. Not solely limited to individuals, even the whole of Israel was gripped by spiritual bankruptcy. Of course, our notion these many centuries later is that this was rooted in primitive man’s ignorance and natural barbarism. Nothing like this could happen today, right?