288.2: Judging Judges (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 19, Sunday School)

The Reign of the Judges


The book of Judges presents a hodgepodge of redemption and anarchy, all leading up to theme of the need for a king in Israel (kind of a teaser for the King David sequel). This portion of the episode covers:

  • Lessons we learn from Judges (cycles of apostasy and return which should be familiar to readers of the Book of Mormon)
  • Lessons we learn from each story
    • Deborah and Jael
    • Gideon
    • Samson
  • Who God has “raised up” in our lives to help us
  • How we can surround ourselves by influences that will help us live according to our values


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Class Member Reading: Judges 2, 4, 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 16

Additional Reading: “Judges, The” and “Judges, Book of,” Bible Dictionary

Other Reading: rest of the book of Judges



Sheldon teaches and hosts and Kelsey and Blain join the discussion.


You can access the Assigned Reading here

You can access the Lesson Notes here.


What we Don’t Read in the Bible, Times & Seasons

Judges, Discovering the Old Testament


Thanks to Sheldon Greaves for guest teaching and hosting, to William Newman for content post-production and James Estrada for audio editing, and as always to Steven Nelson for the beautiful bumper music.

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