Judges

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Lesson

Outline

The Promised Land:  Judges

 

I.  Extent of the Conquest

 

II.  Orienting Data for Judges

A.  Content

B.  Historical Coverage:  Death of Joshua (1360 BC) to Samuel (1060 BC)

C.  Emphases

1.  Decline on four planes

a.  Military Decline

b.  Spiritual Decline

c.  Religious Decline

d.  Moral Decline

2.  Tenuous conquest

3.  Fading of revival

4.  Preservation of values

5.  How low people can sink

6.  God rescuing

7.  Charismatic leadership

8.  The need for a good king

9.  The attractions of idolatry

10.  Disintegration of tribal unity

 

III.  Outline of Judges

A.  Military decline (1:1-2:9)

B.  Spiritual decline (2:9-3:6)

C.  Judges (3:7-16:31)

D.  Religious disorder (17-18)

E.  Moral disorder (19-21)

 

IV.  The Deuteronomic Cycle (Judges 2:7-19)

A.  Faithful, free (vv. 7-9)

B.  Apostasy (vv. 10-12)

C.  Anger of Yahweh (vv. 12-15)

D.  Enemy oppression (vv. 14-15)

E.  Cry for help (v. 18)

F.  Rescue via judge (vv. 16, 18)

G.  Faithful, free (vv. 16, 18)

H.  Apostasy, etc. (vv. 17, 19)

 

V.  Overview of the Final Chapters

Duration

31 min