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1 JUDGES AND THE SETTLEMENT A. Basic content: history of Israel after the conquest yet before the monarchy. B. Organization: Introduction ( 1:1-25 ) Dtr prologue ( 2:6-3:6 ) Deliverer stories ( 3:7-16:31 ) Tribal history of Dan ( 17-18) Tribe of Benjamin and the outrage at Gibeah (19-21) C. The introduction ( 1:1-2:5 ) 1. Old material (from time of David, ca. 1000 ? ) 2. Picture of the settlement a. single tribes trying to settle their own areas. b. conquest not fully successful (vv. 27-35 ) c. settlement largely a peaceful process extending over a long time D. Dtr prologue (2:6-3:6 ) 1. Dtr editors compose summary of the Judges era. 2. Cyclical pattern: a. Israel sins by worshiping other gods. b. Jahweh punishes Israel by giving them into the power of their enemies. c. Israel repents and cries out to Yahweh. d. Jahweh delivers Israel by raising up a “judge” e. As long as the judge lives, Israel enjoys “rest”(i.e., security) in the land. 3. Theological assumption: Israel’s fate in Palestine depends entirely on the nation’s
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course REL 1004 taught by Professor Isbell during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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