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RECYCLING SIN
(The High Cost of Compromise)


Jdg 1:1-3:6

Jdg 3:7-16:31

Jdg 17:1-21:25
Introduction History of the Judges Appendix
Causes of the
Cycles

THE REASON
Curse of the
Cycles

THE RECORD
Conditions in
the Cycles

THE RESULTS
Failure to Complete Conquest Jdg 1:1-36
God's Judgment for
Failure Jdg 2:1-3:6
Curse of the
Cycles
Conditions in
the Cycles
Living with
Canaanites
War with the
Canaanites
Living Like the
Canaanites
Religious
Laxity
Political
Uncertainty
Moral
Anarchy
           
About 350 Years of Israel's History - Almost 25%!
From Compromise to Confusion!

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A TIMELINE OF ISRAEL'S HISTORY
"in the days when the JUDGES governed"
(Note: All dates are approximations & time gaps NOT to scale)
Exodus 40 Years Israel Enters Canaan JUDGES Saul David   Messiah

Redemption from Slavery

Wilderness Wandering

Canaan Conquered
Joshua Dies

LIGHT of book of RUTH
Shines forth
in Dark Days of Judges

To obey is better than sacrifice

Man after God's Own Heart

The Lamb that was slain

-- 40 yrs ~24 yrs

350+ yrs

40 yrs 40 yrs Forever
MESSIAH'S LINE   To Salmon was born Boaz by Rahab To Boaz was born Obed by Ruth To Obed was born Jesse To Jesse was born David the King Jesus Christ the Lord
1445BC

1445 -1405

1405 -1381

1381-1051

1051-1011 1011-971 4AD


Another Timeline of Israel's History
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from Jensen's Survey of the OT


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Other ways to describe Israel's cycle…

Rest > Rebellion > Retribution > Repentance > Restoration

Sin > Suffering/Servitude > Supplication > Salvation

Apathy > Apostasy > Affliction > Answered Prayer

Disobedience > Desperation > Deliverance

The Book of Judges
Contrasted with
The Book of Joshua

JOSHUA JUDGES
Victory Defeat
Freedom Servitude
Faith Unbelief
Progress Declension
Spiritual vision Earthly emphasis
Fidelity to the Lord Apostasy from the Lord
Joy Sorrow
Strength Weakness
Sense of unity Declension, anarchy
Sin judged Sin lightly regarded

The New Unger's Bible Handbook- Merrill F. Unger - page 129

The Book of Judges
Contrasted with
The Book of Ruth

RUTH JUDGES
Spiritual
light
Spiritual
darkness
Purity Immorality
Deciding for
the One true God
Pursuing Idols
who are no gods
Devotion Disloyalty
Love Lust
Peace War
Kindness Cruelty
Obedience
brings blessing
Disobedience
brings sorrow
Oasis
of righteousness
Desert
of rebellion
Faithfulness
of a Gentile alien
Faithlessness
of the "chosen people"

Key Verses:

Jdg 2:19, 20-21-note, Jdg 17:6-note, Jdg 21:25-note (cf Dt 12:8)

Key Words (NAS95):

Sons of evil (again) did evil - 5x/5v (Jdg 2:11; 3:12; 4:1; 10:6; 13:1)

Serve* - 17x/14v (Jdg 2:7, 11, 13, 19; 3:6ff, 14; 9:28, 38; 10:6, 10, 13, 16)

Sons of Israel cried - 7x/7v (Jdg 3:9, 15; 4:3; 6:6, 7; 10:10, 12)

LORD raised up - 4x/4v (Jdg 2:16, 18; 3:9, 15)

Judge, judged - 20x/16v (Jdg 2:16, 17, 18; 3:10; 10:2, 3, 11:27; 12:7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14; 15:20; 16:31)

Deliver, delivered, deliverance, deliverer - 28x/27v (Jdg 2:16, 18; 3:9, 15; 6:9, 14, 15, 31, 36, 37; 7:2, 7; 8:22, 34; 9:17; 10:11, 12, 13; 12:2, 3; 13:5; 15:18; 18:28; 20:13, 28)

Covenant - 4x/4v (Jdg 2:1-2, 20; 20:27)

See Outline of the Book of Judges below

C H Ryrie - Purpose of Judges Historically, the book serves to link the conquest of Palestine and the monarchy. Theologically, it provides many examples of the principle that obedience to the law brings peace, whereas disobedience means oppression and death. Spiritually, the faithfulness of God in forgiving His penitent people is seen even in this period when "every man did what was right in his own eyes" (Jdg 17:6; 21:25).

J Sidlow Baxter - Failure Through Compromise - Its (Book of Judges) intent is to expose the cause and course of Israel’s ruining downgrade in such a way as to sting the national conscience into repentant return to Jehovah… Incomplete mastery of an evil at the outset always means constant trouble from it afterwards, and often defeat by it in the end… Would that we might erase from the tablets of Israel's history the many dark doings and sad happenings which make up the bulk of this seventh book of the canon! But alas, the sin of Israel is written "with a pen of iron and with the point of a diamond. "Though Israel wash herself "with nitre" and take "much soap," yet is her iniquity here marked for all time and for all to see. Says Jehovah, long afterwards, through His prophet Jeremiah: "I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof - but when ye entered ye defiled My land, and made My heritage an abomination" (Jer 2:7). As we cannot obliterate the tragic record, let us be quick to learn from it; for although it is such a pathetic anticlimax to the book of Joshua, it is nevertheless one of the richest books of Scripture in the salutary lessons and examples which it contains. (Explore the Book- J. Sidlow Baxter - recommended)

Thomas Constable has a number of excellent quotes - Arthur Cundall suggested that one of the purposes of Judges may have been to provide apologetic justification for Israel's monarchy. William Dumbrell believed its purpose was primarily to show the sovereign grace of God in preserving Israel in spite of Israel. Leon Wood wrote that its primary purpose was to show why Israel did not experience God's promised blessings. Herbert Wolf believed the primary purpose was to show that Israel's spiritual condition determined its political and material situation. Daniel Block argued that it was to reveal the Canaanization of Israel in the pre-monarchic period of Israel's history. David Howard wrote that the purpose was "to show the consequences of disobedience to God and to point the way to a king, who, if he were righteous, would lead the people to God." All these explanations seem to me to be in harmony with what the book records." (See Constable's excellent introductory comments, about 9 pages - Click for Pdf of Judges)

Warren Wiersbe - Wiersbe: The nation of Israel quickly decayed after a new generation took over, a generation that knew neither Joshua nor Joshua’s God … Instead of exhibiting spiritual fervor, Israel sank into apathy; instead of obeying the Lord, the people moved into apostasy; and instead of the nation enjoying law and order, the land was filled with anarchy. Indeed, for Israel it was the worst of times.

Gary Inrig applies the message of Judges to America - In our time, the winds of the “me generation” are blowing a strong and deadly virus. “Doing your own thing” has been enshrined as the national life-style, and the virus of relativism has infected every area of life, especially our concepts of spiritual truth and moral absolutes. Our society is increasingly secular, increasingly pagan, and vigorously anti-Christian. If ever a verse of the Bible has the ring of the twentieth century about it, it is the motto of the times of the judges: “Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”… The book of Judges is filled with people very much like us – people with God-given potential for greatness and unfailing capacity for catastrophe. When they dared to trust God and depend upon Him, they were indeed people with hearts of iron, who made a positive, godly impact on their times. But when even the greatest heroes depended upon the flesh, they were revealed as people with feet of clay, who not only experienced but caused spiritual catastrophe. (Hearts of Iron, Feet of Clay- Practical and Contemporary Lessons from the Book of Judges- Dr. Gary Inrig - see the reader comments to which I would add - Highly Recommended especially if you are going to teach or preach through Judges!)

Henrietta Mears - Someone has called the book of Judges the account of the Dark Ages of the Israelite people. The people forsook God (Jdg 2:13) and God forsook the people (Jdg 2:23). Robert Ingersoll (American Agnostic) spoke much of "the liberty of man, woman and child." His was a godless liberty. The modern equivalent is "doing our own thing." You see this in the book of Judges. Judges covers the period after the death of their great leader, Joshua, to the ascension of Saul to the throne of Israel… The book of Judges is in a way another book of beginnings where we see a new nation adjusting her national life. It is filled with struggle and disasters, but also with the moral courage of a select few. There is a decided monotony in the description of each successive stage of sin in Israel, but there is an equally remarkable variety in the instruments and methods of deliverance God used. There is something different in the story of each judge. There are fourteen judges—Othniel, Ehud, Shamgar, Deborah, Gideon, Tola, Jair, Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon, Abdon, Samson, Eli and Samuel. (Abimelech, a petty ruler, was not called of God to judge.) There were three types of Judges: The warrior-judges as Gideon and Samson; Priest-judges as Eli; Prophet-judges as Deborah and Samuel. The chief judges were Deborah, Gideon, Samson and Samuel… The book begins with compromise and ends with confusion. This is what happens in every unsurrendered life!… One thing we learn in the book of Judges is that a people who spend much of their time in disobedience to God make little progress during their lifetime. The book of Numbers recounts the forty years of wandering in the wilderness, but this book repeats again and again a record of departure from God… Here is an outline for Judges that is easy to remember. "Seven apostasies, seven servitudes to seven idolatrous and cruel nations, seven deliverances!" We read of humans' constant failure and God's constant mercy. (What the Bible is All About)

Ray Stedman - Judges is essentially the story of a deteriorating nation, and as such, it is a picture for us of deteriorating Christian life… "These things," as the apostle Paul says, "were written down for our instruction." (1Corinthians 10:11) God retraces in our lives the very circumstances, the very battles, and the very conflicts that we find Israel going through. In Joshua, the land of Canaan is the picture of the Spirit-filled life… (In Judges) The principle that always meant defeat in the lives of the nation of Israel is given to us in the very last verse of the book. If you miss that, you miss the key to the book: In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes. (Judges 21:25) Notice that it does not say, "Every man did what was wrong in his own eyes." These people were not trying to do wrong. They were not essentially rebellious people determined to thwart the will of God in their lives. At this stage of Israel's history these people were very determined to do right, but they were trying to do what was right in their own eyes. The pattern of peril in this book of Judges can be simply put this way -- they were given over to the folly of consecrated blundering. They were consecrated, dedicated blunderers -- meaning to do right but ending up all wrong. I can tell you that no pattern repeats itself more frequently in my counseling sessions than this. Many, many times I have heard people say, "Oh, I don't know what went wrong. I meant to do right. I did what I thought was best. But everything seemed to go wrong."… The great lesson of this book, then, is that we must take God seriously about the enemy. Jesus Christ has come to save us from our sins -- not to allow us to settle down to live all our lives with them. He has come to drive them out from us and to separate us from them. If we do not take God seriously about these things that we call trivial we will experience an inevitable sequence, taking us step by step away from the intervening grace of God, onward to a course that brings us at last to moral collapse. I think this is the answer to those sudden moral collapses of men and women who have apparently been outstanding leaders for God, who present, on the outside at least, a fair and happy prospect that looks as though their spiritual life is strong. Then suddenly we read of some terrible moral collapse. What has happened? There has been an inward deterioration, exactly along the pattern of the book of Judges. (Overview of Judges- The Pattern of Defeat - Recommended)

Charles R Swindoll - Ironically, in this book we meet many heroes of faith: Othniel, Gideon, Samson, Shamgar, Deborah, Jephthah, Ehud … flawed individuals who answered God’s call to deliver the Israelites in sometimes dramatic form. The book includes many of the most graphic, violent, and disturbing scenes in all Scripture—some in the name of righteousness, others in the name of evil. The primary message of Judges is that God will not allow sin to go unpunished. As Exodus established, Israel was God’s people—He was their King… The people’s inability to resist sinful Canaanite influences eventually revealed their desire for a centralized monarchy, led by a righteous king whom God would choose as His intermediary. How do I apply this? Memory is a gift. Remembering the past teaches us countless lessons about how to live today. The Israelites forgot. They did not remember the miraculous events that brought them to their land or the covenant that united them to their God. But God did not forget His covenant—and because of His great love for His people, He disciplined His sinful children so that they might return to Him. Have you forgotten the great works God has done in your life? Perhaps your difficult circumstances are overpowering your faith. Do you feel as if He is disciplining you right now? Know that He disciplines those He loves (Hebrews 12:5–11). Return to Him. Remember, trust, and obey. He is waiting with open arms. (Insight for Living Ministries)

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Today, as in the days of Judges, everyone does what is right in his own eyes! Absolutes and traditions are pushed aside. Many feel oppressed. The book of Judges is God's Word for our day of apathy and apostasy. 7 lessons

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Brian Bell
Teaching Notes on Judges

Updated December 12, 2015
Series Taught in 2015

Judges 1:1-2:5 - Slippery Slope

Judges 2 & 3 - Israel’s Foreign Affairs

Judges 4 &5-A Mother’s Place is on the Battlefield

Judges 6- A Weak Man, in a Weak Clan,w/a Weak Plan

Judges 8 -The Trouble w/Victory

Judges 10-12 - Shibboleth

Judges 14,15 - Wine, Women, & Song

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Judges 1-2 "Introduction To The Book And Era Of The Judges"

Judges 3 "The First Three Judges: Othniel, Ehud, and Shamgar"

Judges 4 "The Story Of Deborah And Barak"

Judges 5 "The Song Of Deborah And Barak"

Judges 6 "The Calling Of Gideon"

Judges 7 "God Uses Gideon To Deliver Israel From Midian"

Judges 8 "Gideon Causes Israel To Stumble: Beware Of Success"

Judges 9 "Father's Day And The Conspiracy Of Abimilech"

Judges 10-11 "The Story Of Jephthah And Some Do-nothing Judges"

Judges 12-13 "Ephraim Dealt With / Samson Called To Separation"

Judges 14-15 "Samson Seeks A Philistine Wife And Then Exacts Revenge"

Judges 16 "Story Of Samson's Demise: Samson And Delilah"

Judges 17-18 "Micah Makes An Idol / Dan Moves Its Territory"

Judges 19-21 "Gang Rape Of A Man's Concubine Leads To Civil War"

George Bush
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Alan Carr
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Judges 1:1-2 Confronting A National Disaster

Judges 2:20-3:11 Othniel: The Lion Of God

Judges 3:12-30 How Lefty Killed Fatty

Judges 3:31 Shamgar: The Obscure Savior

Judges 4:1-24 Deborah: A Woman Of Conviction And Courage

Judges 6:1-10 The High Cost of Low Living

Judges 6:11-24 The Call of Gideon

Judges 6:25-32 The Cultivation of Gideon

Judges 6:33-40 The Challenge of Gideon

Judges 7:1-23 God Has The Best Plan

Judges 8:1-21 Pride, Politics and Persistence

Judges 8:22-35 The Temptations of Gideon's Final Days

Judges 10:1-5 Unknown Men Who Made a Difference

Judges 11:1-11 The Reject Who Became the Ruler

Judges 11:29-40 Be Careful Little Mouth What You Say

Judges 13:1-25 A Judge is Born

Judges 14:1-9 All the Signs Point to Danger

Judges 14:10-20 A Gambler's Tale

Judges 15:1-8 The Bitter Taste of Sweet Revenge

Judges 15:9-17 Samson the Jilted Judge

Judges 15:18-20 Samson's Finest Hour

Judges 16:1-3 Samson and the Shady Lady

Judges 16:4-21 The Stories of Samson and Delilah

Judges 16:21-31 The Restoration of a Fallen Hero

Judges 16:16-30 The Prison Of His Purifications

Judges 16:20-31 The High Cost Of Low Living

Rich Cathers
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Thomas Constable
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The Book of Judges

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W A Criswell
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Judges 1,2 In The Days of the Judges

Judges 2 The Warning Angel

Judges 2:1-5 The Weepers at Bochim

Judges 3:7 The Terrible Meek

Judges 4-5 By Faith Deborah

Judges 6-8 The Brave Three Hundred

Judges 7:1-7 When A Few Is Many

Judges 9 The Cruel Bramble King

Judges 10:12 The Faithful Jephthah

Judges 12:10-12 What Shall We Do with the Child?

Judges 13:25 Moved By The Spirit (or here)

Judges 13-16 Samson Agonistes

Judges 17, 18 The Folly Of Micah

Judges 19-21 The Tragedy Of Those Times

John Dummelow
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Ron Daniel
Judges Sermon Notes

Judges 1-2 The cycle of sin
Judges 3 Othniel; Ehud; Shamgar
Judges 4-5 Deborah
Judges 6 Gideon, part 1
Judges 7-8 Gideon, part 2
Judges 9 Abimelech
Judges 10-12 Tola; Jair; Jephthah; Ibzan; Elon; Abdon
Judges 13-16 Samson
Judges 17-18 Micah
Judges 19-21 A Levite and his concubine

Bob Deffinbaugh
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"The Dark Days of Israel's Judges -
A Study of the Book of Judges"

Why Study Judges?

Judges 1:1-2:5 Living with the Enemy

Judges 2:6-3:4 Say It Again, Sam(uel): A Second Introduction to Judges

Judges 3:5-31 Ehud's "Gut Reaction" - Or - No Guts, No Gory

Judges 4:1-24 Strong Women, Weak-kneed (Wimpy) Men

Judges 5:1-31 Israel's New Song

Judges 6:1-35 First Things First

Judges 6:36-7:23 When Less is More

Judges 7:23-8:32 When More is Less - Or - What Happened to Gideon?

Judges 8:33-9:21 When Government is God's Judgment

Judges 9:22-57 Payday Someday

Judges 10:1-12:15 Jephthah: Words Matter

Judges 13:1-25 Samson's Silver Spoon

Judges 14-15 The Lion, the Wench, and the Wardrobe

Judges 16 Samson Brings Down the House

Judges 17-18 The Danites’ Promised Land

Judges 19-21 Israel’s Sodom and Gomorrah

The Expositor's Bible
Judges Commentary (369 pages)
Edited by W. Robertson Nicoll
Written by Robert A Watson, D. D.
(1900)

Judges 1:1-11 Problems of Settlement and War

Judges 1:12-26 The Way of the Sword

Judges 2:1-5 At Bochim: The First Prophet Voice

Judges 2:7-23 Among the Rocks of Paganism

Judges 3:1-11 The Arm of Aram and Othniel

Judges 3:12-31 The Dagger and the Ox-Goad

Judges 4 The Sibyl of Mount Ephraim

Judges 5 Deborah's Song: A Divine Vision

Judges 5 Deborah's Song: A Chant of Patriotism

Judges 6:1-14 The Desert Hordes and the Man at Ophrah

Judges 6:15-32 Gideon, Iconoclast and Reformer

Judges 6:33-7:7 "The People Are Yet Too Many"

Judges 7:8-8:21 "Midian's Evil Day"

Judges 8:22-28 Gideon the Ecclesiastic

Judges 8:29-9:57 Abimelech and Jotham

Judges 10:1-11:11 Gilead and Its Chief

Judges 11:12-40 The Terrible Vow

Judges 12:1-7 Shibboleths

Judges 13:1-18 The Angel in the Field

Judges 13:24-14:20 Samson Plunging into Life

Judges 15 Dauntless in Battle, Ignorantly Brave

Judges 16:1-3 Pleasure and Peril in Gaza

Judges 16:4-31 The Valley of Sorek and of Death

Judges 17, 18 The Stolen Gods

Judges 19-21 From Justice to Wild Revenge

A R Fausset
Judges - An Expository Commentary

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Scott Grant
Sermons on Judges

Judges 1:1-2:5 Place of Tears

Judges 2:6-3:6 Wounded Soldiers

Judges 3:7-11 Remembering the Lord

Judges 3:12-30 The Sword of God

Judges 3:31 Shamgar's Stick

Judges 4 The Thrill of Obedience

Judges 5 A Part to Play

Judges 6:1-34 Coming Out of Hiding

Judges 6:33-7:18 Protection from Pride

Judges 7:19-8:21 Behind the Facade

Judges 8:22-32 The Stuff that Tragedies are Made of

Judges 8:33-9:21 Treating A Toxic Relationship

Judges 9:22-57 Sowing and Reaping

Judges 10:1-11:11 When God Says No

Judges 11:12-28 Resolving Conflicts (Or Not)

Judges 11:29-12:15 Deflecting Pain

Judges 13 Watch and Worship

Judges 14 See, Want, Take

Judges 15 The Sacred Path

Judges 16:1-22 Restless Heart

Judges 16:23-31 Bringing Down the House

Judges 17:1-13 Muddy Waters

Judges 18:1-31 What are you Doing?

Judges 19:1-30 Dark Night

Judges 20:1-17 Rush to Judgment

Judges 20:18-48 Right Decision, Wrong Results

Judges 21 What a Mess

L. M. Grant
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Dave Hatcher
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Spurgeon on Keil & Delitzsch: We cannot read Keil with pleasure, for we want spiritual meat, but yet it is most desirable for us to know what the text really means. Without indicating either the spiritual lesson or the moral of the history, Keil simply explains the facts, and in so doing aids the reader to realize them. We confess we should like something more. A work for the learned. It has received the highest commendations from competent scholars. But it is somewhat dull and formal.

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John Kitto
Studies on Judges
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C H Spurgeon comments of John Kitto's work on Judges writing that it is "Exceedingly meritorious. Refer to it frequently." High praise from the prince of preachers! (Commenting and commentaries)

Judges 1 - Pictorial Bible

Judges 1:1-7 Thumbs and Great Toes

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Judges 2 Government

Judges 2:18 Repentance of God

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Judges 3:1-17 Subjection - Pictorial Bible

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Judges 4:6-22 - Daily Bible Illustrations - Jael and Sisera

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Judges 5:6-10 - Daily Bible Illustrations - The Oppressed Land

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Judges 6:1-6 - Daily Bible Illustrations - Nomad Aggressions

Judges 6:11-23 - Daily Bible Illustrations - Gideon

Judges 6:24-34 - Daily Bible Illustrations - Baal

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Judges 7:1-15 - Daily Bible Illustrations - Tests

Judges 7:16-8:17 - Daily Bible Illustrations - The Stratagem

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Judges 9 - Daily Bible Illustrations - A King

Judges 9:8-16 - Daily Bible Illustrations - A Parable

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Judges 10 - Daily Bible Illustrations - Jephthah

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Judges 13 - Daily Bible Illustrations - The Nazarite

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Judges 14:1-10 - Daily Bible Illustrations - The Lion

Judges 14:11-19 - Daily Bible Illustrations - The Riddle

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Judges 15:1-7 - Daily Bible Illustrations - The Foxes

Judges 15-16:3 - Daily Bible Illustrations - The Gate

Judges 15-16- Daily Bible Illustrations - Retrospect

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Judges 15-16:3 - Daily Bible Illustrations - The Gate

Judges 16:4-18 - Daily Bible Illustrations - The Beguilement

Judges 16:19-21 - Daily Bible Illustrations - The Secret

Judges 16:21-31 - Daily Bible Illustrations - The Avengement

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Judges 17, 18 - Daily Bible Illustrations - The Levite

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Judges 19 - Daily Bible Illustrations - The Offence

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Judges 20, 21 - Daily Bible Illustrations - The First Tribal War

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Keith Krell
Judges Sermons

Judges Overview - Avoid Generation Degeneration
Judges 1:1-3:6 Conquer or Be Conquered
Judges 3:7-31 God's Power; Man's Weakness
Judges 4-5 A Smashing Salvation
Judges 6:1-8:21 A Work of Faith in Progress
Judges 8:22-9:57 From Great to Gone
Judges 10:1-5, 12:8-15 God's Honorable Mentions
Judges 10:6-12:7 Failure of the Family
Judges 13:1-16:31 A Saved Soul, A Wasted Life
Judges 17-21 From Worse to Worst
Judges 1-21 Focus on the Family

Paul E. Kretzmann
The Popular Commentary

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Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures
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David Legge
Sermons on Judges

Judges 1-2 The Worst of Times

Judges 2-3 Othniel the Paraclete's Prototype

Judges 3:11-4:1 Ehud, the Handicapped Hero

Judges 3:21 Shamgar the Unconventional

Judges 4-5 Deborah, The Exceptional

Judges 6:1-24 Gideon, The Fearful

Judges 6:25-35 Gideon, The Faithful

Judges 6:36-40 Gideon and the Fleece

Judges 7 Gideon, The Fighter

Judges 8 Gideon, The Fallen

Judges 11 Jephthah, the Reject

Judges 13 Samson, The Promising Start

Judges 14 Samson, The Broken Vows

Judges 15 Samson, The Vengeful Victor

Judges 16 Samson, The Lustful Loser

Judges 16 Samson, The Blind Visionary

Judges 17-18 Micah And His Mercenary Minister

Judges 19 God's People In The Gutter

Judges - The Angel Of Jehovah" Selected Scriptures

Alexander Maclaren
Judges Sermons

Judges 2:1-10 A Summary of Israel's Faithlessness & God's Patience

Judges 2:11-23 Israel's Obstinacy and God's Patience

Judges 5:16 Recreant Reuben

Judges 5:20 All Things Are Yours

Judges 5:51 Love Makes Suns

Judges 6:24 Gideon's Altar

Judges 6:37 Gideon's Fleece

Judges 7:1-8 Fit Though Few ’

Judges 7:13-23 A Battle Without a Sword

Judges 16:3 Our Champion

Judges 16:21-31 Strength Profaned and Lost

J Vernon McGee
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F B Meyer
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F B Meyer
Commentary
Judges

Rosscup comments: Meyer (1847–1929) published this originally in 1895. He left a big witness as a Christian, husband and expositor on the spiritual life. Here he is clear, simple, to the point, and practical in application. The book is especially suited for pastors, Sunday School teachers and laypersons. Sometimes he overdoes things, as in seeing Hittites and confederates as depicting “The evil habits of the old past” (p 12). Yet in many cases he is apt, as using Gideon to show the need to look to God for adequacy. He sees Saul as unsaved, having the Spirit on him but not in him (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works)

Judges 1 Commentary - Enemies Cast Out

Judges 2 Commentary - Apostasy and Failure

Judges 3 Commentary - The First Judges

Judges 4 Commentary - Jabin and Sisera

Judges 5 Commentary - Deborah's Song

Judges 6 Commentary - Gideon

Judges 7 Commentary - Trumpets and Pitchers

Judges 8 Commentary -Rule Thou Over Us

Judges 9 Commentary - Abimelech the Usurper

Judges 10 Commentary - Rebellious and Brought Low

Judges 11 Commentary - Jephthah

Judges 12 Commentary -Shibboleth

Judges 13 Commentary - The Birth of Samson

Judges 14 Commentary - Samson's Marriage Feast

Judges 15 Commentary -The Jawbone of an Ass

Judges 16 Commentary - Delilah

Judges 17 Commentary - Micah's Idols

Judges 18 Commentary - A Distant Colony

Judges 19 Commentary - A Terrible Crime

Judges 20 Commentary - A National Indignation

Judges 21 Commentary - Returning Home

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Unspeakable Crimes: The Abuse of Women in the Book of Judges -- By: Daniel I. Block

‘No King In Israel’: Narrative Criticism And Judges 17-21 Philip Satterthwaite

History and Theology in Joshua and Judges - Dennis Bratcher

The Judges of Israel - Dennis Bratcher

Will The Real Gideon Please Stand Up? Narrative Style And Intention In Judges 6-9 - Daniel Block

The Conquest and Early Hebrew Poetry - Peter Craigie

Judges 5 - Parallel Word Pairs in the Song of Deborah - Peter Craigie

Antecedents of the Monarchy in Ancient Israel - Arthur E Cundall

The Book of Judges: The Israelite Tribal Federation and Its Discontents - Daniel J. Elazar

The Symbolism of the Lion and the Bees: Another Ironic Twist in the Samson Cycle - Martin Emmrich

The Shaving of Samson: A Note on Judges 16:19 - F C Fensham

Enigma Variations: Aspects of the Samson Story Judges 13-16 - Mark Greene

A Literary Appreciation of the Book of Judges - J P U Lilley

The Altar in Joshua and Judges - J P U Lilley

Moral Formation and the Book of Judges - Paul Miller

BEST COMMENTARIES
ON THE BOOK OF JUDGES:

Judges, Ruth - New American Commentary, 1999 - Daniel Block

Rosscup comments: An evangelical contributes 586 pp. on Judges and 151 on Ruth. Introductory sections for both books survey the state of scholarly opinion and his belief in the integrity and reliability of the biblical books. Copious footnotes, often lengthy, reflect on others’ views, verifications of points in the books and also in other scripture, etc. Verse by verse work offers detail on grammar, word meaning, background, customs, and interpretive problems. Block holds that Jephthah sacrificed his daughter in death. On passages overall, this is a standout commentary, yet at times it states convictions without a specific answer to other leading views. One instance is in not commenting on the view that Ruth acted indecently with Boaz at night. Some accounts, as episodes of Samson, seem for the most part to be explained in reasonable detail. (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works)

Such A Great Salvation. Grand Rapids: 1990. - Dale R Davis

Rosscup comments: A flowing, popular conservative exposition that can be suggestive for pastors on individual messages or series. Davis deals with problems in footnotes. He keeps the vital message foremost and points out the relevance to today. The book is usually refreshing to help one grow in grace. Davis keeps spotlighting the beauty of God. Cf. also his book on Joshua.

My comment: Anything on the Old Testament by Dale Davis is worth consulting if you are teaching or preaching because he does such a wonderful job of making the OT text applicable and practical to NT saints!

The Distressing Days of the Judges- Leon J. Wood

Rosscup comments: This is an outstanding work by a firm evangelical scholar. The book discusses in detail many of the key problems expositors need help on in the book, It provides solid help in understanding the main aspects of most sections. It is one of the most valuable books on the period of the Judges and on character sketches of the main judges.

Hearts of Iron, Feet of Clay- Practical and Contemporary Lessons from the Book of Judges- Gary Inrig

Comment: This little book is a "sleeper" and has flown under the radar of many evangelicals. I highly recommend it to supplement your teaching and/or preaching through the Book of Judges. Notice that all the reviewers have given it the highest rating possible..

Book Review by James Rosscup - Judges, A Narrative of God's Power - Cyril Barber

Book Review - Judges, Ruth. Vol. 6 of The New American Commentary - Reviewed by William Barrick

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Top 5 Commentaries on the Book of Judges - Ligonier Ministries

Best Commentaries on Judges - Tim Challies

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Defender's Study Bible -Conservative notes from creationist. See right margin for available notes.

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Henry Morris

ESV Study Bible - $15 for lifetime online access or free with print version.

ESV MacArthur Study Bible - $20 for lifetime online access

Crossway Publishing
The Gospel Coalition - Mp3's on Judges Gospel Coalition

Holman Christian Standard Bible -Study Bible (HCSB Study Bible) - You will need to set up a free account to use the notes which are brief but generally well done and informative.

Holman Publishing
Judges, Theology of - Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology

Judges, Book of - Holman Bible Dictionary

Judges, book of - Bridgeway Bible Dictionary

Judges, the Book of - Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Judges, Book of- - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Judges, Period of - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Judges, Period of - The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Dictionary
Judges Survey - Mp3 Kenneth Boa
Judges: Key Message/ Key Verses Gene Brooks
Women of the Bible - Deborah and Jael Kathryn Capoccia
Israel’s Dark Ages Bob Deffinbaugh
Judges Devotionals Devotionals on Judges
Judges Overview - Home Given- The Need for a King
Transcript
Questions
Scott Grant

Israel Crossing Jordan, et al

Joshua and Ai, et al

Gideon, et al

Samson slaying of lion, et al

Death of Samson

Gustave Dore Woodcuts

Handbook of Bible manners and customs - Topics Covered (some with pictures) (1875):

Mutilation of Captives

Baalim-Asheroth

Locks

Keys

Ox Goads

White Donkeys

Ambush Near Water

Windows

Embroidered Garments

Torches

Ornaments

Baal-Berith

Betrothal and Marriage

Riddles

Grinding, A Punishment

Dagon

Sports Witnessed from the Roof

The Middle Pillars

James Freeman
Judges - Synthetic Bible Studies James Gray
The Role of Women in the Book of Judges Hampton Keathley IV
Lectures on the book of Judges William Kelly
Judges and Ruth Survey - Mp3 Bill McRae
Judges - Discussion of Title, Author, Date, Background, Historical and Theological Themes, Interpretative Challenges

Outline of the Book of Judges

I. Introduction and Summary—The Disobedience of Israel (Judges 1:1–3:6)

A. Incomplete Conquest over the Canaanites (Judges 1:1–36)

B. The Decline and Judgment of Israel (Judges 2:1–3:6)

II. A Selected History of the Judges—The Deliverance of Israel (Judges 3:7–16:31)

A. First Period: Othniel vs. Mesopotamians (Judges 3:7–11)

B. Second Period: Ehud and Shamgar vs. Moabites (Judges 3:12–31)

C. Third Period: Deborah vs. Canaanites (Judges 4:1–5:31)

D. Fourth Period: Gideon vs. Midianites (Judges 6:1–8:32)

E. Fifth Period : Tola and Jair vs. Abimelech’s Effects (Judges 8:33–10:5)

F. Sixth Period: Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon vs. Philistines and Ammonites (Judges 10:6–12:15)

G. Seventh Period: Samson vs. Philistines (Judges 13:1–16:31)

III. Epilogue—The Dereliction of Israel (Judges 17:1–21:25)

A. The Idolatry of Micah and the Danites (Judges 17:1–18:31)

B. The Crime at Gibeah and War Against Benjamin (Judges 19:1–21:25)

John MacArthur

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EXCELLENT SET OF MAPS - Ancient Near East from 1200-100 BCE The Conquest of Canaan The Sea Peoples The Levant from 1200-1000 BCE The Conquest by Joshua Joshua's Central and Southern Campaigns Joshua's Northern Campaign The Limits of Israelite Settlement Israel in Canaan from Joshua to Samuel to Saul The Tribal Allotments of Israel The Division of the Land Among the Tribes Levitical Cities and Cities of Refuge (1) The Levitical Cities (2) The Judges of Israel The Period of the Judges Ehud and the Oppression of the Moabites Deborah's Victory over the Canaanites Gideon's Battles with the Amalekites Jephthah and the Ammonites Samson the the Philistines The Battle at Ebenezer and the Loss of the Ark The Ministry of Samuel and Anointment of Saul The Kingdom of Saul and His Wars Saul, 1000 BCE David's Flight from Saul

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An Argument of the Book of Judges

An Introduction to the Book of Judges

Selected Bibliography for the Book of Judges

David Malick

Joshua, Judges, Ruth - Notes and Outlines - Pdf

J Vernon McGee
Judges - Outline Studies in the Books of the Old Testament - 1893 William Moorehead
Judges - The Message of Judges G Campbell Morgan
Judges: The Book of Israel's Failure in the Land - scroll down to page 200 - interesting study William Newell
Key to Judges William W Orr
Through the Bible Book by Book - Judges Myer Pearlman
Judges: Introduction Wil Pounds
The Book of Judges
Judges: The Book of Rebellion And Restoration
Leslie Rainey
Judges - Cycles of Revival - Pdf Richard Owen Roberts

Harmony of Judges and Ruth - On a Timeline

Book of Ruth - timeline maps, with Judges

Steve Rudd
The Message of History (Historical books)
Judges: The Pattern of Defeat - Overview
Ray Stedman

Book of Judges Overview - Insight for Living Ministries

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Sample Excerpt - What's the big idea? The primary message of Judges is that God will not allow sin to go unpunished. As Exodus established, Israel was God’s people—He was their King. They had forsaken the covenant established at Mount Sinai. In Judges, He disciplined them for following other gods, disobeying His sacrificial laws, engaging in blatant immorality, and descending into anarchy at times. Yet because they were His people, He listened to their cries for mercy and raised up leaders to deliver them. Unfortunately, even these godly individuals did not wield sufficient influence to change the nation’s direction. The people’s inability to resist sinful Canaanite influences eventually revealed their desire for a centralized monarchy, led by a righteous king whom God would choose as His intermediary.

How do I apply this? Memory is a gift. Remembering the past teaches us countless lessons about how to live today. The Israelites forgot. They did not remember the miraculous events that brought them to their land or the covenant that united them to their God. But God did not forget His covenant—and because of His great love for His people, He disciplined His sinful children so that they might return to Him. Have you forgotten the great works God has done in your life? Perhaps your difficult circumstances are overpowering your faith. Do you feel as if He is disciplining you right now? Know that He disciplines those He loves (Hebrews 12:5–11). Return to Him. Remember, trust, and obey. He is waiting with open arms.

Charles Swindoll
Judges, book of
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Judges, Extraordinary (Topical List by Torrey) R A Torrey
Judges Survey
Judges Overview- includes some tables on chronology
Judges - Another Survey
Valley Bible Church
Analysis of Judges James Van Dine
Judges - The Old Testament Presents… Reflections of Christ - interesting Paul R. Van Gorder

Othniel, Deborah, Gideon's fleece, 300 Men, King of Trees, Jephthah's Vow, The Birth of Samson - Lessons for Sunday School classes

John Walsh

JUDGES RESOURCES
COMMENTARIES, SERMONS, ETC

Samson and Delilah J S Blackburn
Sermons on the Book of Judges Alan Carr

Seeing Clearly through the Darkness- A Study of Judges for Today's Woman

Introductory Message: The Darkness and the Light - Judges 17:6, 21:25

Lesson One: Follow God’s Call - Gen 11:27-17:22

Message 1: Called by God - Heb 11:8-12, Gen 15:1-6

Lesson Two: Trust in God’s Faithfulness - Exod 3-4, Numbers 13-14,Deut 7, 34

Lesson Three: Expect Consequences for Disobedience - Judges 1:1-3:6

Message 3: What Goes Around - Judges 1:1-3:6

Lesson Four: Courageously Act for Justice - Judges 3:7-31

Lesson Five: Make the Most of Every Opportunity - Judges 4:1-5:31

Lesson Six: Act in Faith, Not Fear - Judges 6:1-9:57

Lesson Seven: Watch What You Promise! - Judges 10:1-12:15

Message 7: Jephthah, the Self-Promoter - Judges 10:1-12:15

Lesson Eight: Don’t Waste God’s Gifts - Judges 13:1-16:31

Lesson Nine: Don’t Seek What Glitters - Judges 17:1-18:31

Lesson Ten: Life Without Compromise - Judges 19:1-21:25

Message 10: The Canaanite Within Us - Judges 19:1-21:25

Background of Judges

Seeing Clearly through the Darkness: Downloadable Resources

Kay Daigle
Notes on the Book of Judges J Davies

Judges 18-21 Same Results (Dever)

Judges 1-16 Different Judges (Dever)

Judges 1-21 Stalemate - The Message of Judges (Dever).

Judges 18: An Unlikely Salvation (M. Lawrence)

Judges 3:13-30 An Unlikely Savior (M. Lawrence)

Mark Dever, et al (Mp3's)
Judges: Sketches from Judges - chapters entitled = Joshua, Gideon, Jotham, Jephthah, Samson, Eli The Blessings of the Tribes Marcus Dods
The Book of Judges Commentary George C M Douglas
Judges 1 Darby's Bible Synopsis J Darby
Judges - 25 Mp3's from Believers Chapel, Dallas Dan Duncan
Judges 1 Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers Charles Ellicott

Judges Overview

Judges 1:21 A New Years Commandment

Judges 3:12-30 When Lefty Let Fatty Have It

Judges 11:1-40 I Cannot Go Back.

Judges 13-16 Samson as a Type of Christ

Judges 14:1 Samson and Me

Judges 17-21 When People Do What They Think is Right

Don Fortner
Judges - Rascals Used by God - A Devotional Commentary - 18pp Max Frazier
Sermons on the Book of Judges Scott Grant
Sermons on the Book of Judges Dave Hatcher
Christ in All the Scriptures - Book of Judges
Christ in All the Scriptures - Table of Contents
A M Hodgkin
Sermons on the Book of Judges - Click "Index for OT", then click "Judges" for sermons on…
Judges 2: 8-19 The Spiritual Roller Coaster
Judges 6 Gideon Crawls Out of His Hole
Judges 7 Using Your Smarts
Judges 12:1- 6 Us and Them
Judges 13:2- 5 Samson - The Tragedy of an Undisciplined Life
Judges 14 Samson
Judges 16:18-30 Samson - The Cost of Compromise
Judges 16:18-30 An Undisciplined Life
Judges 17 - 18 Ready-Mix Religion
Judges 17 Private Religion
Judges 19:14-30 It Couldn't Happen In Our Town
Judges 20 Holy Overkill
David Holwick

Judges 3-5 Deborah and Barak

Judges 6-7 Gideon

Ruth 1-4 Ruth

Judges 13-15 Samson (Part 1)

Judges 16-21 Samson (Part 2)

A Sunday School study plan for kids by Bible Lessons 4 Kids including large group lesson, small group lesson and family devotions. For more information, please read About Bible Lessons 4 Kidz.

Jodi Hooper
Sermons on the Book of Judges Keith Krell
Judges Sermons (16) - Mp3's Steve Kreloff
Sermons on the Book of Judges David Legge
Introduction to Judges - Audio only William MacDonald

Judges Commentary 1

Judges Commentary 2

Judges Commentary 3

Judges Commentary 4

Judges Commentary 5

Judges Commentary 6

Judges Commentary 7

Judges Commentary 8

Judges Commentary 9

Judges Commentary 10

Judges Commentary 11

Judges Commentary 12

Judges Commentary 13

Judges Commentary 14

Judges Commentary 15

Judges Commentary 16

Judges Commentary 17

Judges Commentary 18

Judges Commentary 19

Judges Commentary 20

Judges Commentary 21

Judges Commentary 22

Judges Commentary 23

Judges Commentary 24

G Campbell Morgan
Sermons on the Book of Judges Phil Newton
Sermons on Judges Pastor Life
The Book of Judges (Overview of the Books of the Old Testament) Arend Remmers
Sermons on the Book of Judges Ron Ritchie
Sermons on the Book of Judges Don Robinson
Sermons on the Book of Judges Rob Salvato
Numbers - Reformation Study Bible Notes Reformation Study Bible
Sermons on the Book of Judges Kim Riddlebarger
Sermons on the Book of Judges Charles Simeon

Sermon Notes for Judges 2:7,10

Sermon Notes for Judges 5:23

Sermon Notes for Judges 16:21

Sermon Notes for Judges 17:6

Sermon Notes for Judges 19:22

Chuck Smith
Judges: Life Without Law - Easy English Commentary Philip Smith
Judges: The Age of Heroes
Judges 1-2 A Faltering Conquest
Judges 3-17 The Career of the Judges

Hint: Stevenson often makes some very nice charts

John Stevenson
Sermons on the Book of Judges Joe Temple
Judges: Century Bible Commentary G W Thatcher

The Days of the Judges (1): Othniel

The Days of the Judges (2): Ehud and Shamgar

The Days of the Judges (3): Deborah

The Days of the Judges (4): Gideon

Frank Wallace
Men of Faith or Sketches from the Book of Judges. 1870.

Men of Faith - Early Victories

Canaanites Not Expelled

Judges 2 The Angel at Bochim

Judges 2 Mission and Success of the Judges

Israel Tested and Trained

Judges 4 - Barak

Judges 4 - The Enemy

Judges 4 - The Prophetess

The Deliverer

The Victory

Jael

Gideon

The Day of Midian

Jephthah

The Vow

Shibboleth

Samson

Spurgeon comments: Mr. Wiseman in this work tells “of Gideon and Barak, of Samson and of Jephthah,” and he does it in a powerful style. He was one of the best preachers in the Wesleyan body. A man of fulness, and judiciousness; in fact, a wise man.

Luke Wiseman
Sermons on the Book of Judges Steve Zeisler

JUDGES
INDEXED BY CHAPTER/VERSE

Judges 1 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 1 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary
Judges 1 (Living Water Commentary) Robert E Neighbour
Judges 1-3 Feel the Power Tony Beckett
Woodrow Kroll
Judges Preface
Judges 1:1-16 The condition of Israel at the time of Joshua's death
Judges 1:17-36 What characterizes declension?
H L Rossier
Judges 1:1,2, 27-36: Incomplete Victory Theodore Epp
Judges 1:12-14 Achsah’s Asking, A Pattern Of Prayer
Judges 1:19,20 Chariots of Iron - Pdf
C H Spurgeon

JUDGES 2

Judges 2 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 2 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary
Judges 2:1-5 The origin and consequences of declension
Judges 2:6-3:4 Israel's ruin looked at in reference to God
H L Rossier
Judges 2:1-5: The World is Looking Good Again Ron Ritchie
Judges 2:1-15 Devotional Today in the Word
Judges 2:4,5 Bochim or The Weepers C H Spurgeon
Judges 2:6-14: Will the Next Generation Know? John Piper
Judges 2:10 Losing a Generation Alan Stewart
Judges 2:11 Our Daily Bread
Judges 2:11-23: Results of Rebellion Theodore Epp
Judges 2:1-23 Enemies Within Don Fortner
Judges 2:11-3:6: Whatever Became of Evil Ron Ritchie

JUDGES 3

Judges 3 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 3 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary
Judges 3:5-11 Othniel
Judges 3:12-30 Ehud
Judges 3:31 Shamgar
H L Rossier
Judges 3:7-11: Set Free From Self-Righteousness Ron Ritchie
Judges 3:12-30 When Lefty Let Fatty Have It Don Fortner
Judges 3:9,10: Preparing His Heroes Streams in Desert
Judges 3:20 A Message from God C H Spurgeon
Judges 3:31: Use The Tools You Have (Shamgar) Warren Wiersbe

JUDGES 4

Judges 4 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 4 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary
Judges 4-5 Deborah- The Woman God Uses - Bible.org Sandra Glahn
Judges 4 Deborah - God's Leading Lady David Cook
Judges 4 Deborah and Barak H L Rossier
Judges 4-5 What's a Woman to Do? Dave Roper
Judges 4 & 5: The Prophetess Deborah Bob Deffinbaugh
Judges 4-6 Mighty Man? Tony Beckett
Woodrow Kroll
Judges 4:1-16: An Impossible Situation Ron Ritchie
Judges 4:1-16 Devotional Today in the Word
Judges 4:9 Devotional C H Spurgeon
Judges 4:22: Sin Slain C H Spurgeon

JUDGES 5

Judges 5 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 5 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary
Judges 5 Deborah's Song H L Rossier
Judges 5:11: Songs of Deliverance C H Spurgeon
Judges 5:12 Awakening Praise C H Spurgeon
Judges 5:12: Magnificat C H Spurgeon
Judges 5 - Parallel Word Pairs in the Song of Deborah Peter Craigie
Judges 5:16 Our Daily Bread
Judges 5:23 The Sin of Meroz - over 20 pages! James Hastings

JUDGES 6

Judges 6 (Living Water Commentary) Robert E Neighbour
Judges 6 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 6 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary
Judges 6-9 Will The Real Gideon Please Stand Up? Narrative Style & Intention Daniel Block
Judges 6 Art Related to Gideon Christiansunite
Judges 6:1-10 The word of God reaching the conscience
Judges 6:11-40 Gideon Prepared for Service
H L Rossier

Judges 6-8 Gideon: Learning How To Trust

Judges 6:24 God Our Peace (Jehovah Shalom)

Brian Bill
Judges 6:1-16 Going for Broke when Everything Else is Broken Vince Hefner
Judges 6:1-24 Devotional Today in the Word
Judges 6-8 Gideon or Faith Finding Strength Through Weakness A B Simpson
Judges 6-7 Gideon's Band Samuel Logan Brengle
Judges 6:28 Discouragement Woodrow Kroll
Judges 6: Don't Get Fleeced! Ray Pritchard
Judges 6:4ff: One War Over and Another Begun C H Spurgeon
Judges 6:13 Why Do We Suffer? James Merritt
Judges 6:14 C H Spurgeon
Judges 6:14-16,36-40 Do You Require Signs? Explore the Bible
Judges 6:34: The Power of the Holy Spirit Daniel Snaddon
Judges 6:34: Fleece or Faith? Woodrow Kroll
Judges 6:36-40 Is it okay to put out the fleece to know God's will? Answers to Tough Questions
Judges 6:39: Degrees of Faith Streams in the Desert

JUDGES 7

Judges 7 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 7 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary
Judges 7 Strength Made Perfect in Weakness David Strain
Judges 7 (Living Water Commentary) Robert E Neighbour
Judges 7:1-14 What characterizes God's witnesses in the Day of ruin
Judges 7:15-25 What testimony consists in
H L Rossier
Judges 7:1 Glory to God Woodrow Kroll
Judges 7:1-25 Devotional Today in the Word
Judges 7:1-22: The Gideon Venture John Piper
Judges 7:1-25: Doomed to Success Ron Ritchie
Judges 7:9 Soul Winning C H Spurgeon
Judges 7:13, 14 The Dream of the Barley Cake C H Spurgeon
Judges 7:20 - Devotional C H Spurgeon
Judges 7-8 A Quiet Place Tony Beckett
Woodrow Kroll

JUDGES 8

Judges 8 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 8 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary
Judges 8:1-23 Difficulties and snares in service
Judges 8:24-35 Gideon's Ephod
H L Rossier
Judges 8:4 Faint but Not Faint-Hearted C H Spurgeon
Judges 8:33-35: Web of Conspiracy Woodrow Kroll

JUDGES 9

Judges 9 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 9 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary
Judges 9 Fresh Declension and Fresh Revivals (Judges 9-12) - Abimelech, or the Usurpation of Authority H L Rossier
Judges 9: All We Are Meant to Be Ron Ritchie
Judges 9:1-25 Devotional Today in the Word
Judges 9:8, 9 The Faithful Olive Tree
Judges 9:9 The Faithful Olive Tree - Sermon Notes
C H Spurgeon

JUDGES 10

Judges 10 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 10 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary
Judges 10:1-5 Tola and Jair
Judges 10:6-18 A Fresh Revival in Israel
H L Rossier
Judges 11-12 Jephthah or the Faith that Keeps Faith with God A B Simpson

JUDGES 11

Judges 11 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 11 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary
Judges 11:29-40 Contagious Sacrificial Submission Joel Beeke
Judges 11 Jephthah and His Daughter H L Rossier
Judges 11 Jephthah - From Zero to Hero David Cook
Judges 11:35 Retreat Impossible C H Spurgeon
Judges 11 Jephthah and His Daughter Pictures Related to this Topic Google
Judges 11:1-40 I Cannot Go Back Don Fortner

JUDGES 12

Judges 12 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 12 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary

Judges 12:1-6 Strife Between Brethren

Judges 12:7-15 Notes on Ibzan, Elon and Abdon

H L Rossier
Judges 13 (Living Water Commentary) Robert E Neighbour

JUDGES 13

Judges 13 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 13 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary

Judges 13 A Remnant

H L Rossier
Judges 13: Most Likely to Succeed Ray Pritchard
Judges 13:22-23ff: Her Excellent Argument C H Spurgeon
Judges 13:23 C H Spurgeon
Judges 13-16 Samson - Map and Timeline - click on timeline for full page view Steve Rudd
Judges 13-16 Samson and Delilah - Pictures related to this topic Google Images
Judges 13-16 Samson or the Faith that Brings Physical Strength A B Simpson
Judges 13-16 Samson H L Rossier
Judges 13-16 Samson and Delilah Dave Roper
Judges 13-16 Samson -clipart Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Clip Art
Judges 13-16 Weak Samson (simple study) Middletown Bible
Judges 13:25 Moved by the Spirit W A Criswell
Judges 13 Samson as a Type of Christ
Judges 14:1 Samson and Me - A Picture of Christ
Don Fortner

JUDGES 14

Judges 14 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 14 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary

Judges 14 The Serpent and The Lion. The Feast

H L Rossier
Judges 14: Out of Control
Samson and the Fine Art of Self-Control
Ray Pritchard
Judges 14: If We Live by the Spirit Let Us Walk by the Spirit Ron Ritchie
Judges 14:8,9 Hands Full of Honey C H Spurgeon
Judges 14 - Nothing in His Hand - from Road to Revival Vance Havner

JUDGES 15

Judges 15 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 15 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary

Judges 15 Victories

H L Rossier
Judges 15: Whatever a Man Sows, That Shall he Reap Ron Ritchie
Judges 15: How an Angry Man Gets Even Ray Pritchard
Judges 15:18 - Devotional
Judges 15:18 The Fainting Hero
C H Spurgeon

JUDGES 16

Judges 16 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 16 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary

Judges 16 Defeat and Restoration

H L Rossier
Judges 16:6 Where is Your Strength? - Audio Only - 1 Hour 21 minutes long! Leonard Ravenhill
Judges 16: Sin is Crouching at the Door Ron Ritchie
Judges 16:1-3 Little Steps to a Big Fall Ray Pritchard
Judges 16:1-22: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places Ray Pritchard
Judges 16:22: Growing Hair on Bald Heads Jesse M Hendley
Judges 16:1-31 Devotional Today in the Word
Judges 16:1-31a Devotional Today in the Word
Judges 16:3 Our Champion
Judges 16:21-31 Strength Profaned and Lost
Alexander Maclaren
Judges 16:6 - Devotional C H Spurgeon
Judges 16:20-21: Samson Conquered
Judges 16:22 Shaven and Shorn but Not Beyond Hope
C H Spurgeon
Judges 16:16-30 The Prison Of His Purifications
Judges 16:20-31 The High Cost Of Low Living
Alan Carr
Judges 16:19 The Shaving of Samson: A Note on Judges 16:19 F C Fensham
Judges 16:20 Unconscious Loss - over 20 pages! James Hastings
Judges 16:20: The Lord Departed A W Tozer
Judges 16 Dying on the Sunny Side J Mike Minnix
Judges 16:23-31: The Comeback Kid Ray Pritchard
Judges 16:22 Growing Hair on Bald Heads Jesse Hendley
Judges 16:28 Strengthen Me David Owen
Judges 16-18 On Our Own Tony Beckett
Woodrow Kroll

JUDGES 17

Judges 17 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 17 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary

Judges 17 The Levite of Judah

H L Rossier
Judges 17-21 No King In Israel’: Narrative Criticism And Judges 17-21 Philip Satterthwaite
Judges 17:1-6: When Motherhood Is Not So Good Terry Trivette
Judges 17:1-18:6 Ten Shekels and a Shirt (audio version - 51' - if you have never heard this sermon it is a must listen!)
Transcript of Ten Shekels and a Shirt
Paris Reidhead
Judges 17-21 When People Do What they Think is Right Don Fortner

JUDGES 18

Judges 18 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 18 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary

Judges 18 Dan and the Levite of Judah

H L Rossier
Judges 18:9,10: Appropriating Faith Streams in the Desert
Judges 18:7, 27, 28 The Danger of Carnal Security C H Spurgeon

JUDGES 19

Judges 19 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 19 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary
Judges 19:4, 22-30 Decay From Within William R. Shively

Judges 19 The Levite of Ephraim

H L Rossier
Judges 19: Hospitality and Inhospitality Woodrow Kroll
Judges 19-21 Notes Daniel Snaddon

JUDGES 20

Judges 20:18-28 A Process of Holy Humbling Gregg Allen
Judges 20 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 20 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary

Judges 20 Breach and Recovery

H L Rossier

JUDGES 21

Judges 21 Verse by Verse Commentary
Judges 21 Devotionals and Illustrations
On Site Commentary

Judges 21 Fruits of recovery

H L Rossier

Tommy Nelson
Sermon Series on
The Book of Judges

Added December 13, 2015
Audio Only - Recommended

Judges 1:1-7 The Faithfulness of Old to a New Generation
Judges 1:8-18 A Tale of Four Cities
Judges 1:18-2:10 The Art of Destroying a Civilization
Judges 2:11-3:11 Cycles of Sin and The first National Hero
Judges 3:12-30 Little Man, Big God, Great Day
Judges 3:31-5:17 Deborah and Jael-Women Forced to the Front
Judges 5 Song of Deborah: Perils of Sheep and Ships
Judges 6:1-27 Gideon: The Molding of an Unlikely Hero
Judges 6 & 7 "Where Eagles Dare”
Judges 7:9-25 Lowly Tools for Lofty Tasks
Judges 8:1-21 Three Persons You Do Not Want To Be
Judges 8:22-35 An Ephod at Ophrah

Judges 9 The Man Who Would Be King
Judges 10-12 Jephthah-Israel’s Rejected Savior, Lord and Judge
Judges 13-14:3 Call of Glory, Seeds of Doom
Judges 14:4-15:8 Descent into Doom
Judges 15:9-16:3 Samson: A Type of Deliverance, A Tale of Demise
Judges 16:4-31 Samson: The Self-Destructiveness of Sin
Judges 17 An Inspection of Defection: The Root of a Nation’s Departure
Judges 18 The Theological and Moral Decline of a Nation
Judges 19 The Sewer of Scripture
Judges 20 A Warning for America
Judges 21 "Departing to the Right”

James Nisbet
Church Pulpit Commentary
Judges

Introduction

Judges Commentary 2

Judges Commentary 4

Judges Commentary 5

Judges Commentary 6

Judges Commentary 7

Judges Commentary 9

Judges Commentary 10

Judges Commentary 11

Judges Commentary 13

Judges Commentary 14

Judges Commentary 15

Judges Commentary 16

NET Bible
Notes on Judges

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Judges 1 Commentary

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Judges 13 Commentary

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Judges 15 Commentary

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Judges 17 Commentary

Judges 18 Commentary

Judges 19 Commentary

Judges 20 Commentary

Judges 21 Commentary

Phil Newton
Sermons on Judges
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Judges 1:1-2:5 When a Generation Fails

Judges 2:6-3:6 Forsaking the Lord

Judges 4-5 Heeding God's Call

Judges 6 Courage for the Faint

Judges 7:1-8:28 The Sword of the Lord, Part 1

Judges 8:29-9:57 The Fruit of Unfaithfulness

Judges 10 The Kindness of God

Judges 11-12 Confusing Times

Judges 13 Samson the Nazirite

Judges 14-15 Samson the Deliverer

Judges 16 Samson- Duped and Avenged

Judges 17-18 Traveling gods - Mp3

Judges 19-21 Sodom Revisited - Mp3

Our Daily Bread
Judges Devotionals
Excellent devotional illustrations from RBC Ministries
Updated December 8, 2015
See also Judges Devotionals

Judges 2:15 God Fights Against Us

Judges 2:6-12 Secondhand Faith

Judges 2:7-19 Unlikely Heroes

Judges 2:11 Failure

Judges 2:11-22 Pencil Battle

Judges 2:11-23 Free to Do What is Right

Judges 3:1-11 Something Else To Serve

Judges 3:7-1 Who’s That Hero

Judges 3:31; 7:19-23 The Power Of A Few

Judges 3:31; The Tales Of Two Sticks

Judges 5:16 Are Your Plans Still in the Bottle?

Judges 5:3 The Power Of Music

Judges 6:11-16 Unlikely Servants

Judges 6:11-16,33-40 From Worms To Wars

Judges 6:11-23 Facing Our Fears

Judges 6:11-16 Ordinary People

Judges 7:1-23 Midnight Encouragement

Judges 7:2-8 The Enemy of Trust

Judges 7:24–8:3 Talk Low, Talk Slow

Judges 8:22-27 Good Intentions

Judges 10:6-16 His Pain

Judges 13:15-23 Our Mysterious God

Judges 13:1-14 Becoming a parent

Judges 14:3 Self-Indulgence or Self-Discipline?

Judges 16:1-4, 15-20 Sin Saps Us

Judges 16:4-17 A Lock Of Hair

Judges 16:6-20 Going Bald

Judges 16:13 Are you Leaning in the Wrong Direction?

Judges 17:6 Confusion

Judges 17:6 Free to Do What is Right

Judges 21:25 The Owner's Manual

Peter Pett
Commentary on Judges

Judges Commentary 1

Judges Commentary 2

Judges Commentary 3

Judges Commentary 4

Judges Commentary 5

Judges Commentary 6

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Judges Commentary 9

Judges Commentary 10

Judges Commentary 11

Judges Commentary 12

Judges Commentary 13

Judges Commentary 14

Judges Commentary 15

Judges Commentary 16

Judges Commentary 17

Judges Commentary 18

Judges Commentary 19

Judges Commentary 20

Judges Commentary 21

Matthew Poole
English Annotations on Judges

Introduction

Judges Commentary 1

Judges Commentary 2

Judges Commentary 3

Judges Commentary 4

Judges Commentary 5

Judges Commentary 6

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Judges Commentary 8

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Judges Commentary 21

Pulpit Commentary
Exposition & Homilies on Judges
Homiletical Index to Judges

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Introduction

Judges Commentary 1

Judges Commentary 2

Judges Commentary 3

Judges Commentary 4

Judges Commentary 5

Judges Commentary 6

Judges Commentary 7

Judges Commentary 8

Judges Commentary 9

Judges Commentary 10

Judges Commentary 11

Judges Commentary 12

Judges Commentary 13

Judges Commentary 14

Judges Commentary 15

Judges Commentary 16

Judges Commentary 17

Judges Commentary 18

Judges Commentary 19

Judges Commentary 20

Ray Pritchard
Judges Sermons

Judges 6: Don't Get Fleeced!

Judges 13: Most Likely to Succeed

Judges 14: Out of Control

Judges 14-16 Samson and the Fine Art of Self-Control

Judges 15: How an Angry Man Gets Even

Judges 16:1-3 Little Steps to a Big Fall

Judges 16:1-22: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Judges 16:23-31: The Comeback Kid

Ron Ritchie
Judges Sermons

Peninsula Bible Church

Judges 2:1-5: The World is Looking Good Again

Judges 2:11-3:6: Whatever Became of Evil

Judges 3:7-11: Set Free From Self-Righteousness

Judges 4:1-16 An Impossible Situation

Judges 7:1-25 Doomed to Success

Judges 9: All We Are Meant to Be

Judges 14: If We Live by the Spirit Let Us Walk by the Spirit

Judges 15: Whatever a Man Sows, That Shall he Reap

Judges 16: Sin is Crouching at the Door

Don Robinson
Judges Sermons

Judges 5:28-30 Waiting in Vain

Judges 6:1-40 Fleece or Faith: Discerning the Will of God

Judges 11:29 It's Not My Fault

Judges 13:5 he Samson Syndrome: Why Strong Men Fail

Judges 13:23 Life of Samson: #1 - A Wasted Life

Judges 14:14 Life of Samson: #2 - How to Make a Bad Decision

Judges 14:5-14 Life of Samson: #3 - Results of God's Blessings

Judges 15:15-20 Life of Samson: #4 - Samson: Choosing Right Friends

Judges 15:1-8 Life of Samson: #5 - Responding Right to Wrongs

Judges 15:9-17 Life of Samson: #6 - The Right View of Evil

Judges 16:1-3 Life of Samson: #7 - Temptation

Judges 16:4-14 Life of Samson: #8 - Victory over Sin

Judges 16:15-21 Life of Samson: #9 - What Is the Cost?

Judges 16:15-22 The Cost of Choices

Judges 16:22-31 Life of Samson: #10 - Facing Failure in Life

Judges 16: Life of Samson: #11 - Samson, Our Savior, and Ourselves

Henri Rossier
Judges Commentary

CONTENTS

Preface

Introduction

Judges 1:1-16 - The Condition of Israel at the Time of Joshua's Death

Judges 1:17-36 - What Characterizes Declension

Judges 2:1-5 - The Origin and Consequences of Declension

Judges 2:6-3:4 - Israel's Ruin Looked at in Reference to God

REVIVALS

Judges 3:5-11 - Othniel

Judges 3:12-30 - Ehud

Judges 3:31 - Shamgar

Judges 4:1-24 - Deborah and Barak

Judges 5:1-31 - Deborah's Song

GIDEON

Judges 6:1-10 - The Word of God Reaching the Conscience

Judges 6:11-40 - Gideon Prepared for Service

Judges 7:1-14 - What Characterizes God's Witnesses in the Day of Ruin

Judges 7:15-25 - What Testimony Consists In

Judges 8:1-23 - Difficulties and Snares in Service

Judges 8:24-35 - Gideon's Ephod

FRESH DECLENSION and FRESH REVIVALS

Judges 9:1-57 - Abimelech, or the Usurpation of Authority

Judges 10:1-5 - Tola and Jair

Judges 10:6-18 - Fresh Revival in Israel

Judges 11:1-40 - Jephthah and His Daughter

Judges 12:1-6 - Strife Between Brethren

Judges 12:7-15 - Ibzan, Elon and Abdon

SAMSON

Nazariteship

Judges 13 - A Remnant

Judges 14 - The Serpent and the Lion, The Feast

Judges 15 - Victories

Judges 16 - Defeat and Restoration

MANIFESTATION OF THE RUIN AND FINAL RESTORATION

Judges 17 - The Levite of Judah

Judges 18 - Dan and the Levite of Judah

Judges 19 - The Levite of Ephraim

Judges 20 - Breach and Recovery

Judges 21 - Fruits of Recovery

C I Scofield
Reference Notes

Judges

Introduction Judges 2 Judges 3 Judges 4
Judges 5 Judges 6 Judges 8 Judges 9
Judges 10 Judges 11 Judges 12 Judges 13
Judges 15 Judges 16 Judges 17 Judges 18
Judges 19 Judges 21

Rob Salvato
Judges Sermons

Judges 1

Judges 2:1-3:11

Judges 3:12-31

Judges 4 & 5

Judges 5)

Judges 6 & 7

Judges 7 & 8

Judges 8:22 - 9

Judges 10-12

Judges 12 & 13

Judges 14 & 15

Judge 16

Judges 17-18

Judges 19-21

Sermon Bible Commentary
Judges

Judges Commentary 1

Judges Commentary 2

Judges Commentary 4

Judges Commentary 5

Judges Commentary 6

Judges Commentary 7

Judges Commentary 8

Judges Commentary 9

Judges Commentary 10

Judges Commentary 13

Judges Commentary 15

Judges Commentary 16

Charles Simeon

Sermons on Judges

NOTE: If you are not familiar with the great saint Charles Simeon see Dr John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life - you will want to read Simeon's sermons after meeting him! - click Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering (Mp3 even better)

Judges 1:6, 7 Adoni-Bezek's Punishment

Judges 1:14-15 Christ's Coming to Judgment

Judges 1:20-21 The Christian's Duties

Judges 1:24-25 An Ascription of Praise to Jehovah

Judges 2:1-5 The Danger of Indecision

Judges 3:20 Ehud and Eglon

Judges 5:24-27 Jael and Sisera

Judges 5:31: The Prayer of Deborah

Judges 6:36-40 Gideon's Fleece

Judges 7:19-22 Gideon's Victory Over Midian

Judges 8:1-3 Gideon Pacifies the Ephraimites

Judges 8:4 Faint Yet Pursuing

Judges 8:15-17 Gideon Chastises the Men of Succoth and Penuel

Judges 9:7-15 Jotham's Parable

Judges 11:30, 31 Jephthah's Vow

Judges 13:22, 23 Manoah's Vision

Judges 14:12-14 Samson's Riddle

Judges 16:28 Samson's Character and End

Judges 17:13 Micah's False Confidence

Judges 21:25 The Benjamites Wickedness

Chuck Smith
Sermons on Judges

Sermon Notes for Judges 2:7,10

Sermon Notes for Judges 5:23

Sermon Notes for Judges 16:21

Sermon Notes for Judges 17:6

Sermon Notes for Judges 19:22

Through the Bible - Click C2000, then Judges for the following…

C2000 Series on Judges 1-7

C2000 Series on Judges 8-14

C2000 Series on Judges 15-16

C2000 Series on Judges 17-21

Speaker's Bible
Commentary on Judges
F C Cook

Judges 1 Commentary

Judges 2 Commentary

Judges 3 Commentary

Judges 4 Commentary

Judges 5 Commentary

Judges 6 Commentary

Judges 7 Commentary

Judges 8 Commentary

Judges 9 Commentary

Judges 10 Commentary

Judges 11 Commentary

Judges 12 Commentary

Judges 13 Commentary

Judges 14 Commentary

Judges 15 Commentary

Judges 16 Commentary

Judges 17 Commentary

Judges 18 Commentary

Judges 19 Commentary

Judges 20 Commentary

Judges 21 Commentary

C. H. Spurgeon
All of His Sermons
On the Book of Judges

Judges 1:12-14 Achsah’s Asking, A Pattern Of Prayer

Judges 1:19,20 Chariots of Iron

Judges 2:4,5 Bochim or The Weepers

Judges 3:20 A Message from God

Judges 4:22 Sin Slain

Judges 5:11 Songs of Deliverance

Judges 5:12 Magnificat

Judges 6:4ff One War Over and Another Begun

Judges 7 Exposition

Judges 7:13, 14 The Dream of the Barley Cake

Judges 8 Exposition

Judges 8:4 Faint but Not Faint-Hearted

Judges 9:8, 9 The Faithful Olive Tree

Judges 9:9 The Faithful Olive Tree - Sermon Notes

Judges 11:35 Retreat Impossible -

Judges 13:22-23 Manoah's Wife and Her Excellent Argument

Judges 14:8,9 Hands Full of Honey

Judges 15:18 The Fainting Hero

Judges 16:3 Our Champion

Judges 16:20-21 Samson Conquered

Judges 16:22 Shaven and Shorn but Not Beyond Hope

Judges 18:7, 27, 28 The Danger of Carnal Security

C H Spurgeon
Judges
Devotionals

Morning and Evening
Faith's Checkbook

Judges 4:9

Judges 6:14

Judges 7:20

Judges 13:23

Judges 15:18

Judges 16:6

Joe Temple
Judges Sermons

Introduction

Illustrations of New Testament Truth

Judges 3: 5-11 The First Apostasy

Judges 3:12-31 The Second Apostasy

Judges 4 The Third Apostasy

Judges 6 Gideon, the Deliverer

Judges 6 Deliverance Provided

Judges 6:1, 7-10 Continued Disobedience of the Israelites

Judges 6 God's Instruments of Deliverance

Judges 7:19-23 Defeat in the Midst of Victory

Judges 8:33-35, 9:56-57 The New Declension

Judges 12 Deliverance Under Jephthah

Judges 13: Samson, A Man with a Godly Heritage

Judges 13-16 Samson, A Man of Contrasts

Judges 16: The Results of Samson's Sin

Judges 17: Micah's Apostasy

Judges 18: Incomplete Obedience

Judges 19-21 The Immorality of Benjamin

Third Millennium
Book of Judges

Outline & References

Structural Outline

References and Related Resources

Judges 1

Judges: List of Major Bible Charts, Maps, & Pictures

Wavering Conquests - Judges 1:1-2:5

Chiastic Structure - Judges 1:1-3

Judah Israel's Leader - Judges 1:1-2

Judah's Successes Contrasted With Benjamin's Failure - Judges 1:3-21

Joseph at Bethel - Judges 1:22-26

The Failures of the Remaining Tribes - Judges 1:27-36

Judges 2

Resulting Covenantal Judgment - Judges 2:1-5

The Cycles of the Judges - Judges 2:6-16:31

The Pattern of the Cycles - Judges 2:6-3:6

Israel in Joshua's Day - Judges 2:6-9

Introduction of the Cycles - Judges 2:10-19

The Purpose of God's Judgment - Judges 2:20-23

Judges 3

The Instruments of God's Judgment - Judges 3:1-6

The Twelve Cycle Judges - Judges 3:7-16:31

Chart of the Judges

Othniel - Judges 3:7-11

Ehud - Judges 3:12-30

Shamgar - Judges 3:31

Judges 4

Deborah - Judges 4:1-5:31

Deborah, a Prophetess - Judges 4:1-24

Judges 5

The Song of Deborah - Judges 5:1-31

Judges 6

Gideon - Judges 6:1-8:32

The Evil Situation at the Time of His Call - Judges 6:1-10

Gideon's Call to Deliver - Judges 6:11-32

Gideon's Struggle to Believe God's Promise - Judges 6:33-7:18

Judges 7

Gideon Delivers Israel From Midian - Judges 7:19-8:21

Judges 8

The Evil Situation when He Died - Judges 8:22-32

Abimelech - Judges 8:33-9:57

Introduction of Idolatry - Judges 8:33-35

Judges 9

Abimelech as King - Judges 9:1-57

Judges 10

Tola - Judges 10:1-2

Jair - Judges 10:3-5

Jephthah - Judges 10:6-12:7

The Need for a Deliverer - Judges 10:6-18

Judges 11

Jephthah, a Mighty Warrior - Judges 11:1-40

Judges 12

Jephthah and Ephraim - Judges 12:1-7

Ibzan - Judges 12:8-10

Elon - Judges 12:11-12

Abdon - Judges 12:13-15

Judges 13

Samson - Judges 13:1-16:31

Introduction to Samson - Judges 13:1

Samson's Birth - Judges 13:2-25

Judges 14

Samson's Career - Judges 14:1-16:31

A Wife and Trouble with the Philistines - Judges 14:1-15:20

Samson's Marriage - Judges 14:1-20

Judges 15

Vengeance on the Philistines - Judges 15:1-20

Judges 16

Delilah - Judges 16:1-30

Samson's Death and Burial - Judges 16:31

Judges 17

The Failures of the Levites - Judges 17:1-21:25

A Levite and Idolatry in Israel - Judges 17:1-18:31

Micah and the Levite - Judges 17:1-13

Judges 18

The Danites and the Levite - Judges 18:1-31

Judges 19

A Levite and Violence in Israel - Judges 19:1-21:25

The Violence by the Men of Gibeah - Judges 19:1-30

Judges 20

The Violence Against the Men of Gibeah - Judges 20:1-48

Judges 21

The Violence Against Jabesh Gilead - Judges 21:1-25

John Trapp
Commentary on Judges

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Judges

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Judges 21

Daniel D. Whedon
Commentary on Judges

Note: Daniel D. Whedon was a central figure in the struggle between Calvinism and Arminianism. He devoted 25 years to writing the New Testament commentaries. Other authors wrote the Old Testament commentaries with Whedon serving as the editor.

Introduction

Judges Commentary 1

Judges Commentary 2

Judges Commentary 3

Judges Commentary 4

Judges Commentary 5

Judges Commentary 6

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Judges Commentary 8

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Judges Commentary 17

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Judges Commentary 19

Judges Commentary 20

Judges Commentary 21

Steve Zeisler
Judges Sermons

Peninsula Bible Church

Judges 1 Compromise Has Consequences

Judges 2:1-3:6 A New Generation - An Old War

Judges 3:7-31 The Cycle of Sin

Judges 4-5 When Women Wage War

Judges 6 The Lord Is With You, O Valiant Warrior

Judges 7 The Torch Bearers

Judges 8,9 From Triumph To Tragedy

Judges 10:1-11:11 Our Misery, His Mercy

Judges 10:17-12:15 Failed Families, Faith in God

Judges 13:1-14:20 The Hollow Hero

Judges 15:1-20 An Angry Giant

Judges 16:1-31 Desire, Deception and Revenge

Judges 17:1-18:31 Religion for Rent

Judges 19:1-21:25 All Hell Breaks Loose

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