Judges 1 Resources


Chart from recommended resource Jensen's Survey of the OT - used by permission
Chart on Judges - Charles Swindoll

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!
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"

PAUL APPLE

BRIAN BELL Teaching Notes

DICTIONARY

ALBERT BARNES

BIBLE FOR HOME

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR

JIM BOMKAMP

GEORGE BUSH Judges Notes  1852

Spurgeon: Like other works of this author—of considerable value.

Cyril Barber -  A pleasing synthesis of scholarship and devotion, historical background and relevant exposition. Bible students, whether laypeople or pastors, should eagerly acquire the writings of this fine biblical scholar and for their own edification and enrichment read what he wrote. This valuable reprint of the 1852 edition makes available the rare and rich homiletic suggestions of this Princeton scholar.

CAMBRIDGE BIBLE COMMENTARY

ALAN CARR - SERMON

RICH CATHERS

ROBERT CHISHOLM, JR - ARTICLE

ADAM CLARKE 

THOMAS CONSTABLE 

W A CRISWELL

RON DANIEL 

J N DARBY

JOHN DUMMELOW Commentary

DAN DUNCAN - MP3

EASY ENGLISH COMMENTARY

THEODORE EPP

EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE COMMENTARY - R A WATSON

JOHN GILL

DAVID GUZIK

MATTHEW HENRY 

A C GAEBELEIN

L M GRANT

DAVE HATCHER - NOTES

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY

INTERNATIONAL CRITICAL COMMENTARY

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN

WILLIAM KELLY

KEIL AND DELITZSCH

JOHN KITTO

LANGE'S COMMENTARY

WILLIAM MACDONALD

J VERNON MCGEE

F B MEYER

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

ROBERT NEIGHBOUR

TOMMY NELSON Sermon Series on The Book of Judges

JAMES NISBET Church Pulpit Commentary

MYER PEARLMAN

NET BIBLE NOTES

PHIL NEWTON - SERMON

PETER PETT Commentary on Judges

PRECEPT MINISTRIES 

PULPIT COMMENTARY

AREND REMMERS

KIM RIDDLEBARGER

RICHARD OWEN ROBERTS

HENRI ROSSI

ROB SALVATO - SERMON

RAYMOND H SAXE - expository notes

JOHN SCHULTZ - former missionary to Papau, New Guinea

CHARLES SIMEON -SERMONS

Click for sermons below

  • 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

CHUCK SMITH

SPEAKER'S BIBLE COMMENTARY

C H SPURGEON

RAY STEDMAN

JOHN STEVENSON

G W THATCHER - generally verse by verse comments

THIRD MILLENNIUM Book of Judges

DAVID THOMPSON JUDGES SERMONS

JOHN TRAPP Commentary on Judges

JAMES VAN DINE

DAVID WASHBURN

LUKE WISEMAN

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.

Cyril Barber - Men of Faith... contains a wealth of practical material; applications are offered to encourage and challenge us today. The author presents a general view of the period of the judges along with an in depth study of the lives of Barak, Gideon, Jephthah, and Samson.

STEVE ZEISLER

SERMONS BY VERSE - older works

Spiritual Initiatives A.F. Muir Judges 1:1
The Death of the Great W.F. Adeney Judges 1:1, 2
Transfer of Authority A.F. Muir Judges 1:1, 2
A Thrilling Life and its Lessons Homiletic Review Judges 1:1-10
Adoni-Bezek; Or, Righteous Retribution Fred. Hastings. Judges 1:1-10
Adoni-Bezek's Confession Joseph Mede, B. D. Judges 1:1-10
Dead Heroes Missed R. Rogers. Judges 1:1-10
Dead Leaders and Living Duties F. G. Marchant. Judges 1:1-10
God Sovereign Over His Servants L. H. Wiseman, M. A. Judges 1:1-10
Punishment Delayed Joseph Mede, B. D. Judges 1:1-10
Retribution Inevitable G. A. Sowter, M. A. Judges 1:1-10
Simplicity in Prayer J. Parker, D. D. Judges 1:1-10
The Law of Retribution J. Jackson Wray. Judges 1:1-10
The Punishment of Adoni-Bezek W. Jay. Judges 1:1-10
The Retribution of God Acknowledged R. Rogers. Judges 1:1-10
The Story of Requital J. Parker, D. D. Judges 1:1-10
Alliances in the Holy War A.F. Muir Judges 1:3
Mutual Help W.F. Adeney Judges 1:3
Retribution W.F. Adeney Judges 1:6, 7
Correspondence of Crime and Requital A.F. Muir Judges 1:7
The Book-Town R. A. Watson, M. A. Judges 1:11
The Public Spirit of Caleb A.F. Muir Judges 1:11-15
Achsah's Asking a Pattern of Prayer Spurgeon, Charles Haddon Judges 1:12-15
Difficulties and Hardships in Life R. Rogers. Judges 1:12-15
The Blessings Given in the Gospel F. Tucker, B. A. Judges 1:12-15
The Upper Springs and the Nether Springs Arthur Ritchie. Judges 1:12-15
Compensations A.F. Muir Judges 1:14, 15
Chariots of Iron   Judges 1:17-19
What Hinders the Gospel Homilist Judges 1:17-19
Zephath and Hormah R. A. Watson, M. A. Judges 1:17-19
Divine Help Versus Material Obstacles A.F. Muir Judges 1:19
The Presence of Cod in the Battle of Life W.F. Adeney Judges 1:19
A Title to be Made Good A.F. Muir Judges 1:19-21
An Unwilling Helper of the Cause of God A.F. Muir Judges 1:22-26
Success in Carrying Out God's Commands R. Rogers. Judges 1:22-26
The Spies and the Man of Bethel R. Rogers. Judges 1:22-26
A Good Work Forsaken R. Rogers. Judges 1:27-28
Attitude of the World Towards the Church L. H. Wiseman, M. A. Judges 1:27-28
Forsaking the Lord's Work F. G. Marchant. Judges 1:27-28
Human Wisdom Versus Divine A.F. Muir Judges 1:28
The Failure of Duty of One an Occasion of Inconvenience to Another A.F. Muir Judges 1:34, 35
A Neglect of Duty Injurious to Others R. Rogers. Judges 1:34-36

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