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Sem. Emmanuel Abelarde T2December 10, 2019Professor: Fr. Rey VillanoyHistorical BooksTHE BOOK OF JUDGESThe Book of Judges is the second of the Books of the Former Prophets in HebrewScripture, and serves as part of the Historical Books of the Greek Septuagint Old Testament. TheBible does not treat all history with equal detail. The five books of Moses tell us a great dealabout the generation that left Egypt and moved to the Promised Land. The book of Judgessketches history from the time of Joshua, the successor of Moses, to the time of Samuel, whoanointed King David. It covers most of the period when Israel had no royal leader. The covenantthat Moses delivered and that Joshua affirmed was the nation’s “constitution.” Each man in hisown family and within his tribe was responsible for covenant faithfulness. Each Israelite pledgedallegiance to the nation by annual pilgrimages to the tabernacle in Shiloh. The sketches showhow covenant faithfulness and national unity broke down. The sketches also tell how the Lordremained faithful in the midst of Israel’s backsliding unfaithfulness.As “salvation history,” the book of Judges is summed up in the book’s last verse: “In

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