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Lesson 1 Intro To Judges
Week 1 - Introduction Today we begin our study of the book of Judges, one of the lesser-read books of the bible and equally so one of the lesser-researched sections of Scripture by scholars. I will tell you frankly that Christian scholars in ...
Lesson 2 Chapter 1
Week 2 - Chapter 1 We set the stage for exploring Judges last week and we’ll move into the 1st chapter today. What we’re going to see is a rapid slide of Israel from a pinnacle of success and accomplishment and (more importantly) harmony with ...
Lesson 3 Chapter 2
Week 3 - Chapter 2 Judges chapter 1 gave us a short background on the political situation in the Land of Canaan that reflects the time approaching Joshua’s death and then perhaps the next decade as the elders closest to Joshua took over leadership ...
Lesson 4 Chapter 2
Week 4 - Chapter 2 continued In Judges chapter 2 we find the beginning of the terrible unexpectedly quick slide of Israel from their golden age of unity and harmony with YHWH (under Joshua’s leadership) into rebellion and idolatry. We saw last ...
Lesson 5 Chapter 3
Week 5 - Chapter 3 Last week in Judges chapter 2 the Lord told Israel that as a result of their blatant idolatry (that was both a cause and an effect from their refusal to obey Yehoveh’s instructions to drive out or kill all the inhabitants of ...
Lesson 6 Chapter 3 and 4
Week 6 - Chapters 3 and 4 As we continue with Judges chapter 3, we’ll be introduced to the 2nd Judge of Israel Ehud. The first Shophet (Shofet, Judge) was Othniel from ...
Lesson 7 Chapter 4 and 5
Week 7 - Chapters 4 and 5 As we moved into chapter 4 last week, we encountered the female Shophet Devorah. The judges discussed in the chapters before Devorah dealt with ...
Lesson 8 Chapter 5
Week 8 - Chapter 5 We began Judges chapter 5 last week; a section of Scripture called the Song of Deborah and we’re going to carefully dissect this song today as scholars have long recognized its importance. It is a victory song, an anthem of ...
Lesson 9 Chapter 5
Week 9 - Chapter 5 continued Our subject is Judges chapter 5 known better as the Song of Deborah. We started studying it in earnest last week and ended with verse 11. We’re going to continue to carefully dissect this song as there is so much to ...
Lesson 10 Chapter 5 and 6
Week 10 - Chapters 5 and 6 We’ll finish up Judges chapter 5, the Song of Deborah and begin chapter 6 today. And I’ll warn you ahead of time that we’ll be spending about as long in chapter 6 as we have with the Song of Deborah in chapter 5. ...
Lesson 11 Chapter 6
Week 11 - Chapter 6 continued Judges 6 began with the chilling but familiar words: “But the people did what was evil from Adonai’s perspective….” Thus also is introduced the 5th in the series of stories (the 5th ...
Lesson 12 Chapter 6 and 7
Week 12 - Chapters 6 and 7 Last time we were still in the midst of Judges chapter 6 and the anointing by God of Gideon as His newest judge (Shophet).  We got as far as verse 24. We ended with Gideon finally understanding that this mysterious ...
Lesson 13 Chapter 7 and 8
Week 13 - Chapters 7 and 8 According to Judges chapter 7 verse 4 the Lord says that the Shophet Gideon had too many troops at his disposal to fight against the invading Midianites and Amalekites; and this was after he had already dismissed about ...
Lesson 14 Chapter 8
Week 14 - Chapter 8 end We have entered a fascinating and most relevant section of Judges that begins with our study of Gideon and then moves on to the aftermath of his era as a judge when one of his sons assumes a leadership position. The ...
Lesson 15 Chapter 9
Week 15 - Chapter 9   This week we will begin to explore Judges chapter 9, the story of a fellow called Avimelech, one of Gideon’s 71 sons. Like so much of Judges chapter 9 it is just example after example, lesson after lesson, and ...
Lesson 16 Chapter 9 and 10
Week 16 - Chapters 9 and 10   We’ll continue today in Judges chapter 9, the story of Avimelech (known more as Abimelech in English) the son of Gideon born of a Shechemite concubine. Let’s briefly review: Gideon had 70 sons by his ...
Lesson 17 Chapter 10 and 11
Week 17 - Chapters 10 and 11   This week we begin a 3 chapter series on the exploits of a fellow named Yiftach, or better known in English bibles as Jephthah. We finished up our last lesson by briefly discussing 2 of ...
Lesson 18 Chapter 11
Week 18 - Chapter 11 conclusion   The last we met, we read in Judges 11 about the newest Judge, Yiftach (Jephthah in the English) who lived in a place called Gilead (Gilead was on the east side of the Jordan River). He had been driven ...
Lesson 19 Chapter 12 and 13
Week 19 - Chapters 12 and 13   This week we conclude the story of Jephthah, the Judge who liberated the northern tribes of Israel from the oppression and threats of the king of Ammon. Last time we spent a good deal of study on the ...
Lesson 20 Chapter 13
Week 20 - Chapter 13   We just got started on studying the next judge cycle in the Book of Judges, the story of the immature and petulant strongman Samson. I gave you a bit of an overview of what to expect and drew a parallel ...
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