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Judges Bible Summary

Judges Bible Summary

Judges Bible Summary: Leads to the Book of Ruth As we prepare to study the biblical book of Ruth, let’s first make an attempt at a book of Judges summary. As we arrive at such a summary, I think what we encounter in the book of Ruth will be all the more encouraging. Judges Bible Summary: Moses, Joshua, …? […]

Judges 19 Commentary

Judges 19 Commentary

Open your Bible to Judges chapter 19. We’ll be finishing the book of Judges today. We’re going to see the climax of Israel’s Canaanization in this lesson. And it’s not pretty. Verse 1 of Judges 19. KJV Judges 19:1 ¶ And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, No […]

Judges 17 Commentary

Judges 17 Commentary

Open your Bible to Judges chapter 17. The 17th chapter and our second to last lesson in the book of Judges. Judges 17:1-5 We’ve made it to the conclusion of the book. We’ve seen the progressive Canaanization of Israel throughout the first 16 chapters of this book. And we see more of this process in […]

Judges 16 Commentary

Judges 16 Commentary

So, God responds to Samson’s faith and mercifully revives him. And he goes on to judge Israel for 20 years. The end! No, just kidding. I wish it was the end. But unfortunately we have one more chapter left. And it’s the worst one yet for Samson. Chapter 16, verse 1. 16:1 ¶ Then went Samson […]

Judges 15 Commentary

Judges 15 Commentary

So, Samson gets angry, kills a few Philistines, and then leaves his wife. His wife is given to another man, without him knowing. Then we enter chapter 15, verse 1. 15:1 ¶ But it came to pass within a while after, in the time of wheat harvest, that Samson visited his wife with a kid; and […]

Judges 14 Summary

Judges 14 Summary

Open your Bible to the 14th chapter of the book of Judges. Judges, chapter 14. This is our 11th lesson in this book. And this week we’re going to be continuing – and actually finishing! – what we started last week. Last week we talked about three minor judges and then the parents of our […]

Judges 13 Commentary

Judges 13 Commentary

And so – moving on from Abdon – I’ve kind of gotten ahead of myself. I’m talking about Samson dying and yet we haven’t even seen anything of his life yet. We’ll get to his life. But before we do, we need to go back even farther. Back to before Samson was even born. What […]

Judges 12 Commentary

Judges 12 Commentary

The tragedy involving speech that started with Jephthah doesn’t end with Jephthah’s vow. For the sake of time I’m just going to summarize 12:1-7. The Ephraimites make an appearance again. Remember when they came and contended with Gideon? Well they do the same to Jephthah. Gideon was very conciliatory to Ephraim’s proud complaining. But Jephthah […]

Judges 11 Commentary

Judges 11 Commentary

The land of Israel east of the Jordan River needs a judge. Someone mighty. A warrior! We’re introduced to him in verse 1 of chapter 11. 11:1 ¶ Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, [Oh, good! He sounds like a prime candidate to deliver Israel from her enemies!] and [Or “but”] he […]

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