1. Exposition

What was the function of the watering places?

Judges 5:11 (ESV)

11 To the sound of musicians at the watering places, there they repeat the righteous triumphs of the LORD, the righteous triumphs of his villagers in Israel. “Then down to the gates marched the people of the LORD.

The watering places functioned as community gathering places, where gossip was exchanged and significant events celebrated.1