OT217 Interpreting Judges

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Journey through the cycles and psychology of sin in the book of Judges, and recognize God as the deliverer of sinful people—as you explore the themes of rebellion, Canaanization, and syncretism, you will discover the heroic role God plays in this narrative. Dr. Way applies literary and theological analysis to the text to ultimately derive the core message from the book. Through this study you will also gain insight into the crucial task that Scripture has of filling hearts and minds with the words of God so that we can be transformed today and break the cycles of sin in our own culture.

Introduction to Judges

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

2m
Preface

Preface

3m
Literary Structure: Part 1

Literary Structure: Part 1

4m
Literary Structure: Part 2

Literary Structure: Part 2

7m
Literary Structure: Part 3

Literary Structure: Part 3

2m
Literary Structure: Part 4

Literary Structure: Part 4

3m
Literary Structure: Part 5

Literary Structure: Part 5

4m
Theological Contributions: Part 1

Theological Contributions: Part 1

5m
Theological Contributions: Part 2

Theological Contributions: Part 2

6m
Theological Contributions: Part 3

Theological Contributions: Part 3

3m
Theological Contributions: Part 4

Theological Contributions: Part 4

6m
Theological Contributions: Part 5

Theological Contributions: Part 5

5m
Historical Setting

Historical Setting

5m

Prologue (Judg 1:1–3:6)

Composition

Composition

5m
Military Failure: Part 1

Military Failure: Part 1

7m
Military Failure: Part 2

Military Failure: Part 2

8m
Military Failure: Part 3

Military Failure: Part 3

5m
Military Failure: Part 4

Military Failure: Part 4

6m
Religious Failure: Part 1

Religious Failure: Part 1

4m
Religious Failure: Part 2

Religious Failure: Part 2

10m
Religious Failure: Part 3

Religious Failure: Part 3

2m

Othniel (Judg 3:7–11)

Baal

Baal

5m
Literary Analysis of the Othniel Story

Literary Analysis of the Othniel Story

4m
The Grace of God’s Deliverance

The Grace of God’s Deliverance

2m
The Judge and the Oppressor

The Judge and the Oppressor

6m
The First and Last Cycles

The First and Last Cycles

6m

Ehud (Judg 3:12–30)

The Spirit of the Lord

The Spirit of the Lord

5m
The Moabites

The Moabites

4m
Who Is Ehud?

Who Is Ehud?

4m
Who Is Eglon?

Who Is Eglon?

5m
The Weapon

The Weapon

2m
Lock and Key

Lock and Key

2m
What’s Wrong and Where’s God in the Ehud Story? Part 1

What’s Wrong and Where’s God in the Ehud Story? Part 1

5m
What’s Wrong and Where’s God in the Ehud Story? Part 2

What’s Wrong and Where’s God in the Ehud Story? Part 2

2m

Deborah and Barak (Judg 4:1–5:31)

Ehud and Jephthah

Ehud and Jephthah

3m
Literary Analysis of the Deborah and Barak Story

Literary Analysis of the Deborah and Barak Story

4m
The Canaanite Players

The Canaanite Players

6m
Deborah

Deborah

3m
Barak

Barak

3m
Jael

Jael

3m
What’s Wrong in the Deborah and Barak Story?

What’s Wrong in the Deborah and Barak Story?

4m
Where’s God in the Deborah and Barak Story?

Where’s God in the Deborah and Barak Story?

6m

Gideon (Judg 6:1–8:32)

Women in Judges

Women in Judges

7m
Literary Analysis of the Gideon Story

Literary Analysis of the Gideon Story

4m
Setting the Scene

Setting the Scene

6m
The Goddesses of Judges

The Goddesses of Judges

3m
The Fleece

The Fleece

5m
The Battle

The Battle

3m
The Aftermath

The Aftermath

9m
The Angel of the Lord

The Angel of the Lord

6m

Abimelech (Judg 8:33–9:57)

The Heroes of Hebrews

The Heroes of Hebrews

3m
Literary Analysis of the Abimelech Story

Literary Analysis of the Abimelech Story

5m
An Independent Cycle

An Independent Cycle

3m
What’s Wrong in the Abimelech Story?

What’s Wrong in the Abimelech Story?

4m
Where’s God in the Abimelech Story?

Where’s God in the Abimelech Story?

2m
The Shechem Temple

The Shechem Temple

5m

Jephthah (Judg 10:6–12:7)

Other Background Information

Other Background Information

8m
Literary Analysis of the Jephthah Story

Literary Analysis of the Jephthah Story

3m
History and Literature

History and Literature

5m
What’s Wrong in the Jephthah Story? Part 1

What’s Wrong in the Jephthah Story? Part 1

5m
What’s Wrong in the Jephthah Story? Part 2

What’s Wrong in the Jephthah Story? Part 2

5m
What’s Wrong in the Jephthah Story? Part 3

What’s Wrong in the Jephthah Story? Part 3

4m
Applying Jephthah’s Story

Applying Jephthah’s Story

4m
Human Sacrifice

Human Sacrifice

8m

The Minor Judges (Judg 3:31; 10:1–5; 12:8–15)

The Ammonites

The Ammonites

2m
Literary Analysis of the Minor Judges

Literary Analysis of the Minor Judges

4m
Exposition of the Minor Judges: Part 1

Exposition of the Minor Judges: Part 1

7m
Exposition of the Minor Judges: Part 2

Exposition of the Minor Judges: Part 2

5m
Exposition of the Minor Judges: Part 3

Exposition of the Minor Judges: Part 3

5m

Samson (Judg 13:1–16:31)

The Theology of the Minor Judges

The Theology of the Minor Judges

9m
Literary Analysis of the Samson Story

Literary Analysis of the Samson Story

8m
Samson’s Morality

Samson’s Morality

6m
Samson’s Might

Samson’s Might

4m
Samson’s Mission

Samson’s Mission

5m
Samson’s Meaning

Samson’s Meaning

6m
A Strategic Literary Interruption

A Strategic Literary Interruption

2m
Samson’s Altercation

Samson’s Altercation

4m
Opportunities and Occasions

Opportunities and Occasions

4m
Samson’s Hair

Samson’s Hair

4m
Samson’s Entertainment

Samson’s Entertainment

2m
Saint or Sinner?

Saint or Sinner?

3m

Epilogue (Judg 17:1–21:25)

The Philistines

The Philistines

4m
The Final Movement

The Final Movement

2m
Literary Analysis of the Micah Story

Literary Analysis of the Micah Story

2m
The Ephod and Teraphim

The Ephod and Teraphim

5m
What’s Wrong in Chapter 17?

What’s Wrong in Chapter 17?

5m
What’s Wrong in Chapter 18?

What’s Wrong in Chapter 18?

5m
Where Is God in Chapter 18?

Where Is God in Chapter 18?

3m
Tel Dan

Tel Dan

4m
Literary Analysis of Chapters 19–21

Literary Analysis of Chapters 19–21

3m
Literary Analysis of the Levite Story

Literary Analysis of the Levite Story

3m
Exposition of the Levite Story

Exposition of the Levite Story

7m
The Theology of the Levite Story

The Theology of the Levite Story

2m
Applying the Levite Story

Applying the Levite Story

5m
Where’s God in Chapter 20?

Where’s God in Chapter 20?

1m
What’s Wrong in Chapter 20?

What’s Wrong in Chapter 20?

4m
Where’s God and What’s Wrong in Chapter 21?

Where’s God and What’s Wrong in Chapter 21?

4m
Summary of Chapters 19–21

Summary of Chapters 19–21

1m
Intertextuality

Intertextuality

3m

Conclusion

The Ban

The Ban

4m
The Transformational Power of the Book of Judges

The Transformational Power of the Book of Judges

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