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Judges Historical Setting Ca. 1200-1020 BCE o “The Settlement Period” Chronology: Consecutive or Concurrent? Tribal League- Loose Confederation Settlement of the Land 3 Classic Models 1. Military Conquest 2. Infiltration/Peaceful Immigration 3. Social Revolution 4. A Combination of all three? Overview of Judges Introduction: Israel’s moral & religious decline and failure to complete the conquest (1:1- 3:6) The Age of the Judges (3:7-16:31) Appendices: Israel’s idolatry and immorality (17:1-21:25) Introduction (1:1-3:6) Failure to complete the conquest of Canaan (1:1-36) Death of Joshua and the rise of a new generation (2:1-10) o “There arose another generation…who did not know the LORD, nor yet the work which He had done for Israel.” (2:10) Moral and religious decline (2:11-3:6) What are “Judges”? “They are charismatic military leaders who spontaneously intervene in major crisis, driving off the armies of petty princes engaged in raiding Israel’s territory in the
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course REL 1306 taught by Professor Small during the Spring '11 term at Baylor.

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Judges - Judges Historical Setting Ca. 1200-1020 BCE o The...

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