Joash defends Gideon
The men of Ophrah wanted to kill Gideon for tearing down the altar of Baal. Gideon’s father told them if Baal was a god he could take care of himself.
Key passages
Jdg 6:28–32

When the men of the city got up early in the morning, look, the altar of Baal and the Asherah that was beside it were cut down, and the second bull was offered on the altar that had been built. And they said to one another, “Who did this thing?” So they …

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