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Judges and Ruth

Judges and Ruth

Judges and Ruth

Judges and Ruth


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Focused Biblical Scholarship to Teach the Text

The Teach the Text Commentary Series utilizes the best of biblical scholarship to provide the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively. The carefully selected preaching units and focused commentary allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage and sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text.

The newest Old Testament release in this innovative commentary series is Kenneth C. Way's treatment of Judges and Ruth.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801092152
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/20/2016
Series: Teach the Text Commentary Series
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kenneth C. Way (PhD, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion) is associate professor of Bible exposition at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He is also the author of Donkeys in the Biblical World: Ceremony and Symbol.

Table of Contents

Welcome to the Teach the Text Commentary Series ix

Introduction to the Teach the Text Commentary Series xi

Preface xiii

Abbreviations xv

Introduction to Judges 1

Judges 1:1-2:5: Military Failure 13

Judges 2:6-3:6: Religions Failure 20

Additional Insights: Giants | Bronze Age Cities | Baal 26

Judges 3:7-31: Othniel 28

Judges 3:12-30: Ehud 34

Judges 4:1-24: Prose Account of Deborah and Barak 41

Judges 5:1-31: Poetic Account of Deborah and Barak 49

Additional Insights: Women in the Book of Judges 56

Judges 6:1-32: Gideon's Rise 58

Judges 6:33-7:25: Gideon's Battle 65

Judges 8:1-32: Gideon's Demise 72

Additional Insights: Angel of the Lord | Hebrews 11 and Hermeneutics 79

Judges 8:33-9:57: Abimelek 81

Judges 10:6-16: Israel's Problem 89

Judges 10:17-11:28: Jephthah's Rise 95

Judges 11:29-12:7: Jephthab's Fall 101

Judges 3:31; 10:1-5; 12:8-15: Minor judges 108

Judges 13:1-25: Sainson's Beginning 115

Judges 14:1-20: Samson's Marriage 122

Judges 15:1-20: Samson's Revenge 129

Judges 16:1-31: Samson's End 136

Judges 17:1-13: Micah's Shrine 144

Judges 18:1-31: Danite Migration 151

Judges 19:1-30: The Levite's Concubine 158

Judges 20:1-48: Israel versus Benjamin 165

Judges 21:1-25: Wives for Benjamin 172

Introduction to Ruth 179

Ruth 1:1-22: The Widows Return after a Bitter Past 186

Ruth 2:1-23: Ruth's Initiative and the Character of Boaz 194

Ruth 3:1-18: Naomi's Initiative and the Character of Ruth 201

Ruth 4:1-22: Redemption and Marriage for a Blessed Future 208

Notes 215

Bibliography 229

Contributors 242

Index 243

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