1. Judges 17:5 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Why would Micah have a shrine?

Judges 17:5 (ESV)

5 And the man Micah had a shrine, and he made an ephod and household gods, and ordained one of his sons, who became his priest.

Micah had his own shrine. The Hebrew most naturally means that he already had this house, and so his mother’s contribution of a carved image and a metal image did not mark the start of his worship centre but enhanced what was already there.1 Micah, like his mother, either did not know the law or did not care.