The Tribes and Judges of Israel 10-1

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The Tribes and Judges of Israel I. Introduction a. “It is possible to be a Christian and still accept what is taught in this class.” Yeah but not what Bart says. II. Overview of the Book of Judges (part of Deuteronomistic history) a. The Flow of the Narrative i. Records what happens after conquest of Promised Land in Joshua and before establishment of kingdom in Israel. ii. Before kingdom, there are tribes that consolidate together and become nation of Israel. Tribes like colonies- separate entities. iii. Book of Judges- Time before there was a king. iv. Stories in book of judges are about various leaders going through the many problems encountered by the people. v. Overarching Themes of Judges: 1. Failure to drive out Canaanites and its results 2. Rebellion against the covenant. 3. Internal and external threats to the people 4. Charismatic leaders (so-called “judges”) raised by God to deal with them. vi. Pattern of the Narrative (Ch. 2:11-19- entire summary) 1. Apostasy- leave worship of one true God to worship other gods. 2.
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