The Judges

1. Did Israel remember Joshua’s warning against idol worship?

While Joshua lived, they did; but soon afterward they forsook God and served idols.

2. What was the occasion of this idol worship?

All the heathen nations of Canaan and their idols had not been destroyed.

3. How did the Lord punish Israel for this disobedience?

The Lord gave Israel over to their enemies, to be oppressed.

4. How long did Israel’s trouble last each time?

Until Israel repented and turned to the Lord.

5. How did the Lord deliver His people?

By men called “judges,” whom God sent to deliver them.

6. How long did this period of the judges last?

About 400 years, or from Joshua to Saul.

7. How many judges does the Bible mention?

Fourteen, namely: Othniel, Jephthah, Ehud, Ibzan, Shamgar, Elon, Deborah (Barak), Abdon, Gideon, Samson, Tola, Eli, Jair, Samuel

8. Whose history belongs to this period of the judges?

The history of Ruth the Moabitess, one of the mothers of Christ.

MEMORY PROJECT: Hebrews 11:24-26