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Bible History - The Time of the Judges

  1. INTRODUCTION (Key Verses – Judges 17:6; Judges 21:25)
    1. The Partial Conquest (Judges 1:21,27-36; Judges 2:1-5,20-23; Judges 3:1-4)
    2.  The Passing Generation (Judges 2:6-10)
    3. The Disobedient Israelites (Judges 2:11-13; Judges 3:5-7)
    4. The Punishing Foes (Judges 2:14-15)
    5. The Loving Deliverance (Judges 2:16-18)
    6. The Cycle Repeated (Judges 2:19)
  2. LISTS
    1. The Oppressors
      1. Mesopotamians (Judges 3:8)
      2. Moabites (Judges 3:12-14)
      3. Canaanites (Judges 4:1-3)
      4. Midianites (Judges 6:1-6)
      5. Ammonites (Judges 10:6-9)
      6. Philistines (Judges 13:1)
    2. The Judges
      1. Othniel (Judges 3:7-11)
      2. Ehud (Judges 3:12-30)
      3. Shamgar (Judges 3:31)
      4. Deborah with Barak (Judges 4-5)
      5. Gideon (Judges 6-8)
      6. Tola (Judges 10:1-2)
      7. Jair (Judges 10:3-5)
      8. Jephthah (Judges 10:6-Judges 12:7)
      9. Ibzan (Judges 12:8-10)
      10. Elon (Judges 12:11-12)
      11. Abdon (Judges 12:13-15)
      12. Samson (Judges 13-16)
      13. Samuel (1 Samuel 7:15-17)
  3. GENERAL HISTORY
    1. Period of Mesopotamian Oppression (Judges 3:8-11)
      1. Duration – 8 years
      2. Deliverer – Othniel (Caleb’s nephew)
      3. Rest – 40 years
      4. Danite movement (Judges 17-18)
        1.  Early story
          1. Mentioned in Joshua (Joshua 19:47)
          2. Joshua written early (Joshua 6:25)
        2. Set up competitive religion (Judges 18:29-311 Kings 12:25-30)
      5. Outrage at Gibeah
        1. Early story – Phinehas still high priest (Judges 20:28)
        2. Shows how low the nation had gone
    2. Period of Moabite Oppression (Judges 3:12-31)
      1. Duration – 18 years
      2. Deliverers
        1. Ehud
        2. Shamgar
      3. Rest – 80 years (Judges 3:30)
    3. Period of Canaanite Oppression (Judges 4-5)
      1. Duration – 20 years
      2. Deliverers – Deborah with Barak
      3. Rest – 40 years
    4. Period of Midianite Oppression (Judges 6:1-Judges 10:5)
      1. Duration – 6 years
      2. Deliverers
        1. Gideon
        2. Tola
        3. Jair
      3. Rest – 40 years
      4. Time of the story of Ruth
    5. Period of Ammonite Oppression (Judges 10:6-Judges 12:15)
      1. Duration – 18 years
      2. Deliverers
        1. Jephthah
        2. Ibzan
        3. Elon
        4. Abdon
    6. Period of Philistine Oppression (Judges 13-16)
      1. Duration – 40 years
      2. Deliverer – Samson (see Judges 13:5)
    7. Samuel (1 Samuel 1-8)
      1. Early life (1 Samuel 1-3)
      2. Ark lost and returned (1 Samuel 4-6)
      3. Samuel’s ministry (1 Samuel 7)
      4. Israel wants a king (1 Samuel 8)
David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 25:15

By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.