Judges 18 Outline: Origin of Generational Idolatry in Dan
Those of the tribe of Dan, having not sufficient inheritance, send forth five men to spy out a place; they come to the house of Micah, and desire the Levite to ask counsel of God touching their journey, 1-5. He encouraging them, they spy out the city Laish; and at their return instigate their brethren to set upon the city, 6-10. Six hundred go forth armed: in their march they seize upon Micah’s priest and idols; which he in vain, demandeth again, 11-25. They pull down Laish; build it again; inhabit it; and call it Dan, 26-29; consecrate their priest, and set up Micah’s images, 30, 31.