What is in Judges19:25-30?

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    I'm sure if you grab a bible you can find out the answer to your question. If you're trying to debate please phrase your question a tad more specifically...thank you (:
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    Judges 19:25-30 (HCSB)
    25 But the men would not listen to him, so the man seized his concubine and took her outside to them. They raped her and abused her all night until morning. At daybreak they let her go.
    26 Early that morning, the woman made her way back, and as it was getting light, she collapsed at the doorway of the man’s house where her master was.
    27 When her master got up in the morning, opened the doors of the house, and went out to leave on his journey, there was the woman, his concubine, collapsed near the doorway of the house with her hands on the threshold.
    28 “Get up,” he told her. “Let’s go.” But there was no response. So the man put her on his donkey and set out for home.
    29 When he entered his house, he picked up a knife, took hold of his concubine, cut her into 12 pieces, limb by limb, and then sent her throughout the territory of Israel.
    30 Everyone who saw it said, “Nothing like this has ever happened or has been seen since the day the Israelites came out of the land of Egypt to this day. Think it over, discuss it, and speak up!”

    19:27-30. When the Levite stepped out of the door to continue on his way (not to look for his concubine!), he discovered her corpse in the doorway, and put her on his donkey and set out for home. The Levite next performed an almost unbelievable cruelty, cutting up his concubine limb by limb (lit., “according to her bones,” like a priest preparing a sacrifice) into 12 parts (apparently one for each tribe) to be sent... into all the areas of Israel (cf. 1 Sam. 11:7; 1 Kings 11:30). While this is difficult for modern readers to understand (as well as for the Levite’s contemporaries; Judges 19:30; cf. Hosea 9:9), he meant to arouse the nation to action by calling for a national judicial hearing. Perhaps he was charging them with the responsibility of removing the bloodguiltiness that rested on the entire nation for his concubine’s death. The people who saw a part of her were appalled and bewildered as to what to do.

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