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Study Guide on the Book of Judges (4)

Week 14  Judges 13:1-25: Samson’s Birth and Call  Samson was unique among the judges. He alone was a Nazarite. His strength was legendary, and still is. And he delivered Israel single-handedly—Gideon fought with just a few, but Samson fought alone. In all these ways, he was a picture of Jesus Christ. Samson also was the […]

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Samson

Question: Can we as parents and preachers in admonishing our young people in seeking their helpmate rightfully use Samson as an illustration against seeking one from the world? Answer: The reference is, I take it, to Samson’s love of strange women, definitely to his marrying into a Philistine family. The doing was wrong, sinful in […]

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Judges

OUTLINE XXIII (Judges 15:9-17) Judah Sells Her Deliverer Introduction:  The latter part of the last chapter and the first part of this chapter relate two of Samson’s skirmishes with the uncircumcised.  Certainly in those days there were no pitched battles possible and therefore Samson availed himself of every opportunity to strike at the enemies of […]

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Judges

OUTLINE XVIII (Judges 10:10-16) “Cry Unto Your Gods” Introduction: The first part of this chapter tells us three things: 1. Vss. 1-5, forty-five years of rest and prosperity under two judges.  Vs. 4 is a pastoral scene, one of prosperity and quiet.  2. Vs. 6, that, partly as abuse of this period, partly as result […]

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