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Liberty University [email protected] University The Owner's Manual File Theological Studies 11-2017 Article 7: Judges at a Glance Harold Willmington Liberty University , [email protected] Follow this and additional works at: Part of the Biblical Studies Commons , Christianity Commons , Practical Theology Commons , and the Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion Commons This Article is brought to you for free and open access by the Theological Studies at [email protected] University. It has been accepted for inclusion in The Owner's Manual File by an authorized administrator of [email protected] University. For more information, please contact [email protected] . Recommended Citation Willmington, Harold, "Article 7: Judges at a Glance" (2017). The Owner's Manual File . 39.
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22 JUDGES AT A GLANCE This book records the military activities of 12 men and one woman designated as Judges and raised up by God to deliver the people of Israel from their sufferings caused by their sin and following their repentance. BOTTOM LINE INTRODUCTION WARNING! DO NOT READ THIS BOOK WHEN DISCOURAGED! The reason? Judges faithfully records an unedited account of the saddest, most sordid and shameful period in the entire Old Testament. It is the Dark Ages in Israel’s history. Chapters 17-21 in this book are probably the most depressing in all the Bible. In brief, Judges speaks of seven apostasies on Israel’s part, seven servitudes to seven heathen nations, and seven deliverances. Judges thus can be summarized by four words: Sin: Israel turns from the living God Slavery: God allows pagan nations to occupy the land Supplication: Israel forsakes its sin and prays for deliverance Salvation: God graciously raises up judges to deliver Israel In reality these judges (13 in number) were not legal experts (as the title might suggest), but rather military leaders. FACTS REGARDING THE AUTHOR OF THIS BOOK 1. Who? Samuel. He was the son of Hannah (1 Sam. 1:19, 20) who anointed both Saul and David as king over Israel (1 Sam. 9:27-10:1; 16:13).
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