Often people hear something, but do not bother to investigate by going to the original source. However, Israel did the right thing when they heard of an awful crime in the tribe of Benjamin, “(Now the children of Benjamin heard that the children of Israel had gone up to Mizpah.) Then the children of Israel said, ‘Tell us, how did this wicked deed happen?'” (Judges 20:3).
Israel should also have approached Benjamin with the same question, for once they heard the man report on the crime, Israel went to fight Benjamin. Israel investigated, but in my estimation they should have gone further.
Nevertheless, they did something about the crime, ridding the nation of evil.

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