ISBN-10:
0834124076
ISBN-13:
9780834124073
Pub. Date:
06/01/2009
Publisher:
Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
NBBC, Judges: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition

NBBC, Judges: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition

by Robert Branson

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ISBN-13: 9780834124073
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
Publication date: 06/01/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

General Editors' Preface 11

Acknowledgments 13

Abbreviations 15

Bibliography 17

Introduction 21

A The Title 22

B The Historical Setting 23

C Chronology of the Book of Judges 25

D The Deuteronomic History 26

1 Modern Theories 27

2 Themes 30

3 Supporting Themes That Flow Out of the Concept of Covenant 32

E Writing and Compilation of the Book of Judges 33

F Judges and the Inspiration of Scripture 35

G Methodology 36

H Theological Themes 37

1 Human Freedom 37

2 Sovereignty of God 38

3 Call for Total Loyalty 38

Commentary 41

I Overview (1:1-3:6) 41

A A Geography of Failure (1:1-2:5) 43

1 Judah Goes Up (1:1-7) 44

2 Taking Jerusalem and Hebron (1:8-10) 46

3 Taking Debir (1:11-15) 47

4 Judah's Successes and Inadequacies (1:16-21) 48

5 Taking Bethel (1:22-26) 49

6 Living Among the Canaanites (1:27-36) 50

7 End of the Conquest (2:1-5) 51

B Testing of Israel (2:6-3:6) 54

1 Death of Joshua (2:6-10) 55

2 The Next Generation (2:11-19) 56

3 Yahweh's Decision (2:20-23) 59

4 Reasons for the Nations to Remain (3:1-6) 60

II Military Triumph: Spiritual Degeneration (3:7-16:31) 63

A Othniel, Ehud, and Shamgar (3:7-31) 64

1 Othniel (3:7-11) 64

2 Ehud (3:12-30) 67

3 Shamgar (3:31) 70

B Deborah, Barak, and Jael (4:1-5:31) 71

1 The Prose Story (4:1-24) 72

a Sisera the Oppressor (4:1-3) 74

b Deborah and Barak (4:4-10) 75

c Heber the Kenite (4:11) 76

d The Battle with Sisera (4:12-16) 77

e Sisera and Jael (4:17-22) 77

f Destruction of Jabin (4:23-24) 79

2 The Poem (5:1-31) 83

aIntroduction (5:1-11) 84

b The Mustering of the Tribes (5:12-18) 85

c The Battle (5:19-22) 86

d Jael's Victory (5:23-27) 86

e Sisera's Mother (5:28-31) 87

C Gideon, Abimelech, Tola, and Jair (6:1-10:18) 89

1 Gideon, the Reluctant Judge (6:1-8:35) 89

a Oppression of the Midianites (6:1-10) 89

b The Call of Gideon (6:11-40) 91

c God's Victory (7:1-23) 96

d Gideon's Victory and Vengeance (7:24-8:21) 100

e Gideon and Israel's Idolatry (8:22-35) 103

2 Abimelech's Failed Monarchy (9:1-57) 105

a Abimelech as King (9:1-6) 106

b Jotham's Parable of the Trees (9:7-21) 107

c Plots Against Abimelech (9:22-33) 108

d Abimelech's Battles (9:34-57) 109

3 Tola and Jair (10:1-5) 112

4 God's Rejection of Israel's Cry (10:6-18) 113

D Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon (11:1-12:15) 116

1 Jephthah and the Ammonites (11:1-40) 117

2 The War with Ephraim (12:1-7) 122

3 Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon (12:8-15) 124

E Samson (13:1-16:31) 126

1 The Birth of Samson (13:1-25) 128

2 Samson's Conflict with the Philistines (14:1-15:20) 133

3 Samson's Final Exploits (16:1-31) 140

III Failure Complete (17:1-21:25) 149

A Relocation of Dan (17:1-18:31) 151

1 Micah and the Levite (17:1-13) 151

2 New Home for the Tribe of Dan (18:1-31) 154

B War Within Israel (19:1-21:25) 161

1 The Levite and His Concubine (19:1-30) 162

2 War Between the Tribes (20:1-48) 171

3 Wives for the Men of Benjamin (21:1-25) 182

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