A Study of the Judges of the Bible Part III of III Samson through Samuel

The seventh servitude.  Following the death of Abdon, the Israelites returned to their evil ways.  As a result, God sent them into servitude to the Philistines for forty years.  This was their most extended period of servitude during the era of the judges.  Then God raised Samson. Samson, the Thirteenth Judge. (Judges 13:2-16:31).  Samson judged […]

A Study of the Judges of the Bible Part II of III Abimelech through Abdon

Following their usual pattern, the Israelites returned to sin and apostasy after the death of Gideon.  The Bible says that as soon as Gideon died, the Israelites went “a-whoring” after Baalim and made Baalberith their god. (Judges 8:33).  They forgot about what God, as well as what Gideon, had done for them. Abimelech, the Sixth […]

A Study of the Judges of the Bible Part I of III Othniel through Gideon

Introduction.  In the Book of Judges and 1 Samuel, we find the history of Israel during the lives and times of fifteen Judges.   This Book of the Bible records the relapses of God’s chosen people into idolatry. It reflects Israel’s repeated sins, apostasy, a falling away from the faith, judgment from God, temporary repentance, and […]