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Dr. J. Vernon McGee :: Outline for Judges

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I. Introduction to era of the judges, Chapters 1, 2

A. Condition of nation after death of Joshua (revealed in limited victories of tribes of Judah, Simeon, Benjamin, Manasseh, Ephraim, Zebulun, Asher, Naphtali, Dan), Jdg 1

B. God feeds into computer of history Israel’s cycle in period of the judges, Jdg 2

II. Era of the judges, Chapters 3-16

A. 1st Apostasy; conquered by Mesopotamia; delivered through Othniel, the judge, Jdg 3:1-11

B. 2nd Apostasy; conquered by Moabites and Philistines; delivered through Ehud and Shamgar, the judges, Jdg 3:12-31

C. 3rd Apostasy; conquered by Jabin, king of Canaan; delivered through Deborah and Barak, the judges, Jdg 4:1-5:31

D. 4th Apostasy; conquered by Midian; delivered through Gideon, the judge, Jdg 6:1-8:32

E. 5th Apostasy; civil war; delivered through Abimelech, Tola, Jair, the judges, Jdg 8:33-10:5

F. 6th Apostasy; conquered by Philistines and Ammonites; delivered through Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon, Abdon, the judges, Jdg 10:6-12:15

G. 7th Apostasy; conquered by Philistines; delivered partially through Samson, the judge, Jdg 13-16

III. Results of era of the judges (confusion), Chapters 17-21

A. Religious apostasy (the temple), Jdg 17, 18

B. Moral awfulness (the home), Jdg 19

C. Political anarchy (the state), Jdg 20, 21

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