It is time for us to continue our overview of the book of Judges. This week I will cover chapters 11-21, finishing out the book.
It is important for us to keep in mind a few things as we study the book of Judges. As Matt mentioned last week, the patriarchal leadership age, where the major leaders were guiding the people of Israel in the Mosaic style of leadership, had come to an end with the death of Joshua. The book of Judges follows the nation of Israel after the death of Joshua and before the reign of King Saul. This time was not only strange politically, but also morally. Israel should have been operating with God as their king, but instead they chose to live as kings themselves. Judges 21:25 says, “In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”