Judges; A Messianic Warning

“And Yahweh raised up Judges. And they saved them from the hand of their looters.” (Judges 2:16) The role of the Judge is one that clearly is designed to prefigure Christ. They are redeemers of the people from their adversaries. They are signs of God’s grace, given that the people are in the hands of… Read More

Debir — the City of Books

“And they went from there against those who dwelt in Debiyr — the name of Debiyr was Qiryath-Sepher.” Names fascinate me. Qiryath-Sepher (or Kiriath-Sepher as many Bibles transliterate) literally means, “The City of the Book” or “The City of Writings.” The Greek translation of this city is Po/liß Gramma/ton (Polis Grammaton) — “The City of… Read More

Thrones of Judgment

“For there, thrones of judgment dwell; thrones of the house of David.” (Psalm 122:5) It is in Israel where, in ancient times God dwelled and thus dwelt the law.  Judgment needs to be given according to a standard—ultimate judgment according to an ultimate standard, thus in ancient times, Jerusalem was the place where true judgment… Read More

Outline of Judges

Book of Judges Outline             I.     The Crisis and Conquest after Joshua’s Death (1:1-36) a.     Who shall go up to fight for us?  (1:1-2) b.     Judah and Simeon go up & defeat the Canaanites (1:3-7) c.     Judah fights and takes the city of Jerusalem (1:8-10) d.     Continued conquest (1:11-20) e.     Benjamin fails to drive… Read More