The Book Of Judges
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What was Israel's first task after the death of Joshua?
Go attack the Canaanites
Who was assigned to go to attack the Canaanites?
The men of Simeon and Judah
What happened to Adoni-Bezek? Why?
He got his thumbs and big toes cut off because he tried to escape
What did Caleb offer to the one who captured Kirjath Sepher?
He gave his daughter Acsah in marriage
What was the significance of Caleb capturing Hebron and driving out the three sons of Anak?
Moses had given Caleb the town of Hebron as he promised and Caleb drove out the people living there, who were the descendants of the three sons of Anak
What did the tribe of Manasseh fail to do?
The tribe Manasseh failed to drive out the people from Beth-Shan, Taanach, Dor, Ibleam, Meggido, and all their surrounding settlements
What did the tribe of Zebulun fail to do?
The tribe of Zebulun failed to drive out the people living in Kitron and Nahalol
What did the tribe of Asher fail to do?
The tribe of Asher failed to drive out the residents of Acco, Sidon, Ahlab, Aczib, Helbah, Aphik, and Rehob
What did the tribe of Ephraim fail to do?
The tribe Ephraim failed to drive out the Canaanites living in Gezer
What did the tribe of Naphtali fail to do?
The tribe of Naphtali failed to drive out the people living in Beth-Shemesh and Beth-Anath
What was the consequence of Israel's failure to drive out the Canaanites?
The angel of the Lord declared that there would be thorns in their sides and their gods will be a constant temptation to them
How were the people in the days of Joshua characterized?
Evil or careless
Explain the phrase "gathered to their fathers" in Judges 2:10
That generation died and learned that they should remember God's mightyness
What great evil did the next generation in Israel perform?
They served the images of Baal
How did God punish Israel for serving other gods?
God sent them to the raiders who stole their belongings
Why did God raise up judges for the people?
To help Israel from their attackers
What happened after a judge died?
They started worshiping other gods
What five "lords" were left in Israel?
Philistines, Canaanites, Sidonians, Hittites, and Jebusites.
What sin did Israel commit in their marriages?
They served other gods and intermarried
Whom did God raise up to save Israel from Cushan-Rishathaim, king of Mesopotamia?
God rose up Othniel to save the Israelites
Whom did God raise up to save Israel from Eglon, king of Moab?
God rose up Ehud to save the Israelites from Eglon
What "secret message" did Ehud have for the king?
Tribute money and a foot long dagger
What great act did Shamgar perform?
He killed 600 Philistines with an ox goad
Why were the children of Israel scared of Jabin?
Because his army's commander had 900 iron chariots and ruthlessly oppressed Israel for 20 years
What is Deborah best known for?
How did God subdue Jabin?
He threw Sisera and his army into a panic
Where would men and women "recount the righteous acts of the Lord"?
Who was the "most blessed among women"?
How did the Midianites oppress Israel? Why?
They were put into starvation and hiding
Why was Gideon "threshing wheat in the winepress"?
To hide the grain from the Midianites
What great question did Gideon ask the Angel of the Lord?
If the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us?
How did Gideon show his humility?
He said his clan was the weakest in the tribe Manasseh
What sign was performed for the benefit of Gideon?
They formed an alliance
What did Gideon do to the altars of Baal?
He took the 7 year old bull, he pulled down his father's altar to Baal, and cut down the Asherah pole standing next to it
What was the second sign performed for the benefit of Gideon?
He tested the fleece with the dew
Why did God tell Gideon to thin his army out? How did Gideon do this at first?
Because there were to many people in his army, he asked who was scared and 22,000 left.
What was the second way Gideon thinned the army?
They went to the spring and whoever cupped the water in their hands and drank like a dog could stay
What was the cry of the army of Israel as they attacked?
Why were the men of Ephraim angry?
Because the commanders of the Midianite army said "What have I accomplished compared to you"?
What could be said about the end of Gideon's life?
He died at an old age and was buried at his father's grave
What did Abimelech do with a group of "worthless and reckless men"?
He used 70 silver coins to hire them
Explain the first parable of the trees that Jotham told
The olive tree said "should I quit producing the olive oil that blesses both God and people"?
Explain the second parable of the trees that Jotham told
The fig tree said "Should I quit producing my sweet fruit"?
Explain the third parable of the trees that Jotham told
The grapevine said "should I quit producing the wine that cheers God and people"
Why did God send a "Spirit of ill will between Abimelech and the men of Shechem
A punishment for murdering Gideon's 70 sons, and the citizens of Shechem for supporting him to murder his brothers
What happened to Gaal, the son of Ebed?
He wanted to get rid of Abimelech, but nobody would listen and he went to war against Abimelech's army and lost
How did Abimelech die?
A woman dropped a millstone on his head and he told his young armor bearer to stab him so word doesn't spread that a LADY killed him
How long did Tola judge Israel? Where did he live
He judged for 23 years. He lived in Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim
How long did Jair judge Israel? How big was his family?
He judged for 22 years. 30 sons
In what way did the children of Israel sin against God?
They served the images of Baal and Ashtoreth
Who was sold "into the hands of the Philistines" and "the people of Ammon"?
Where did God tell the Israelites to direct their complaints?
To the other gods they were worshiping
How was Jephthah the Gileadite described?
He was a brave, courageous, and mighty warrior
How did the men of Israel offer Jephthah?
To be the ruler of Israel
Summarize the speech that Jephthah made to the people of Ammon
He said that Israel did not steal any land from Moab or Ammon
What vow did Jephthah make to God?
If you give me victory over the Ammonites, I will give the Lord whatever comes out of my house to meet me when I return in triumph
What new custom did the daughters of Israel start observing?
"For young Israelite women to go away for 4 days to lament the fate of Jephthah's daughter
What is the significance of the word "Shibboleth"?
When a fugitive from Ephraim tried to cross the shallow crossings, the men of Gilead would challenge him for saying "Shibboleth" because the people of Ephraim cannot pronounce the word
Describe the family of Izban
30 sons, 30 daughters
What do we know about Elon?
He judged Israel for 10 years. When he died, he was buried at Aijalon in Zebulun
What do we know about Abdon?
Son of Hillel, from Pirathon, 40 sons, 30 grandsons, rode on 70 donkeys, judged Israel for 8 years, and buried at Pirathon
What is a "Nazirite"?
It means they are dedicated to God
What did Manoah say in his prayer?
"Lord please let the man of God come back to us again and give us more instructions about this son about to be born"
What did the Angel of the Lord say to Manoah?
Not do any things that he's not supposed to do such as eat grapes or raisins, drink wine, or eat any forbidden food
How did Manoah's wife know that God did not want to kill them?
Because God accepted their offering and did a miracle
What part did providence play in the selection of a Philistine woman for Samson?
He liked every woman he saw
What riddle was posed by Samson?
"Out of the one who eats came something to eat, out of the strong came something sweet"
How and where did Samson get the changes of garments to pay off his debt?
He killed 30 men, took their belongings and gave their clothes to the people who had solved his riddle
How did Samson destroy the crops of the Philistines?
He lit fox tails on fire and burned the crops
What did Samson make the men of Judah promise?
So that they wouldn't kill him if he handed them over to the Philistines
How did Samson use the jawbone of the donkey?
He used it as a weapon to kill 1,000 Philistines
How did the Gazites plan to kill Samson
When the light of morning came
What did the lords of the Philistines want Delilah to do?
To capture Samson so they could find his weakness and they would give Delilah 1100 pieces of silver
How did Samson "mock" Delilah?
By giving her all the wrong answers on how to capture him
Why did Delilah cut Samson's hair?
Because Samson finally told Delilah his secret and that was not to cut his hair because that would interrupt his relationship with God
What did the Philistines do to Samson?
Poked his eyes out, bounded him in bronze chains, and made him grind grain in prison
What happened at the temple of Dagon?
He took down the temple by breaking to two pillars that held up the temple
What did Micah set up in his house?
An image and an idol
What did Micah offer to the Levite?
He offered him ten pieces of silver a year, a change of clothes and your food
What was the tribe of Dan seeking?
They were seeking a place of their own where they might settle
Why did the men of Dan set up a "carved image"
They appointed Jonathan son of Gershom, son of Moses, as their priest.
What sin did the concubine of the Levite commit?
She became angry with the Levite
Why did the Levite stay so long at the house of his father-in-law?
Because his father-in-law kept urging him to stay
Why didn't the Levite want to stay in Jebus? Where did he want to spend the night?
Because there were no Israelites. Gibeah
What happened in the city of Gibeah?
The Levite stayed with an old man and two troublemakers wanted to have sex with the man living with the old man
What did the Levite do when he got home? Why?
He cut his concubine's body into 12 pieces and sent one piece to each tribe in Israel. That is to show what a horrible crime has been committed in Gibeah
Where did the children of Israel gather to discuss their problem?
They gathered at Mizpah, in the presence of the Lord
What did the children of Israel promise?
They promised to get revenge on the people that raped the guy's concubine
What special skill did 700 select soldiers have?
All left handed and could hit a target within a hairsbreadth and not miss it
What tribe went to war against Benjamin?
The tribe of Judah
Why did the men of Benjamin panic?
They panicked because they saw smoke rising from every part of town
What oath did the men of Israel make at Mizpah?
Anyone who refused to come would be put to death
What was going to keep the tribe of Benjamin from becoming Extinct?
They sent a peace delegration
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