288.3: Judging Judges (OT Gospel Doctrine Lesson 19, Study Notes)

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:

  • Judges in historical context
  • The problem with God delivering Israel over to its enemies.
  • Analysis of the role of Deborah in the manual
  • The story of Gideon and reliance. What happens when the angelic armies fail to show up?
  • Returning to the problems in the Samson story.

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Class Member Reading: Judges 246713141516

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



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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