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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Judges-Part 12

In Judges 14.1-20 we have the story of Samson desiring a wife from among the Philistines. This story has a deeper meaning than what many will give in their commentaries on this chapter. They will be very critical about Samson

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Judges-Part 11

Judges 12.1-15 tells us about a quarrel between Yiftach and the Ephraimites. The tribe got together and probably was able to muster about 50,000 men (they will lose 42,000). They crossed over the Jordan to the land near Mount Hermon

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Judges-Part 10

Judges 11.1-40 gives us the account of Yiftach (“he will open”) and his character, and of the elders who will call him to be a leader against the Ammonites. We will also deal with his controversial vow in Judges 11.31.

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Judges-Part 9

Judges 10.1-18 tells us about two judges and how during their days Israel enjoyed peace. After they died, however, Israel turns against God again and were oppressed by their enemies for 18 years. The Ammonites invade and Israel confesses their

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Judges-Part 8

Judges 9.1-57 will give us insight into a character named Abimelech, but it will also give us insight into the Birth-pains, the False Messiah and the apostasy. As we have said before, these stories not only have a literal sense

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Judges-Part 7

Judges 8.1-35 tells us about how the Ephraimites started complaining about not being sent to fight the Midianites. Gideon tells them that he only blew a few trumpets, broke pitchers and held torches, but the Lord did it all and

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Judges-Part 6

Judges 7.1-25 tells us the story about Gideon’s army gathered out of several tribes. This is going to test Gideon’s faith because the Midianites already out numbered the army of Gideon, and now the Lord is going to send home

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Judges-Part 5

Now we come to the call of Gideon in Judges 6.11-40. The angel of the Lord (messenger of Yehovah) came and sat under an oak that was in Ophrah (“dustiness”) which belonged to Joash (“fire of God”). This is a

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Judges-Part 4

Judges 5.1-31 is a song of praise for the victory over Jabin and the Canaanites on the day the victory was won. This chapter also foreshadows the victory and work of the the Messiah. It is also a song of

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Judges-Part 3

As we have mentioned before, this chapter tells us about the pagan nations left in Israel and how they were used to test Israel. There were the five (number of responsibility) lords of the Philistines (“wallowers”..alluding to wallowing in the

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Judges-Part 2

Judges 2.1-23 gives us the story of an angel of the Lord who appears to Israel and rebukes them for their disobedience. This angel came from Gilgal (the place he was last seen in Josh 5.13) to Bochin (weeping) and

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Judges-Part 1

We begin our overview of the book of Judges with several concepts right off. The judges were to be like Moses and their job was to judge the people. Messiah will be presented as judge and deliverer in the various

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Joshua-Conclusion

In Josh 23.1-16 we learn that Joshua is advanced in years, being 110 at the time. He enjoyed the land for awhile but now it was time to address the people through their elders, heads, judges and officers, to exhort

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Tanak Foundations- Concepts in Joshua-Part 14

Josh 22.1-9 begins to deal with the two tribes of Reuben and Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh who came over from the east side of the Jordan to assist the other tribes in their battles against the Canaanites. Now

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Joshua-Part 13

Josh 21.1-45 tells us about the claim of the Levites for cities to live in once the land was divided to the tribes and everyone knew what cities belonged to them. The Levites had to live somewhere because they did

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Joshua-Part 12

Joshua 20.1-9 is a chapter that deals with the renewal of the order to appoint six cities of refuge for those who have committed manslaughter (Num 35.6-34). They can flee there and have protection from the avenger of blood until

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Joshua-Part 11

We pick up in Josh 19.1-51 with the account of the lots given to the six remaining tribes. In Josh 19.1-9 we have the allotment to the tribe of Simeon (hear/obey). Judah (praise) and Simeon (hear/obey) are connected in this

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Joshua-Part 10

Josh 18.1-28 tells us about the setting up of the Mishkan (Tabernacle) at Shiloh and that seven tribes had not been allotted their inheritance yet. He sends out three people (three is the number of resurrection alluding to the fact

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Joshua-Part 9

Josh 16.1-10 deals with the territory of Ephraim and the half-tribe of Manasseh. So, lets deal with each verse and see what they allude to. The other half of Manasseh settled on the east side of the Jordan. It says

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Joshua-Part 8

We continue with quoting from the book “The Aryeh Kaplan Anthology II” with what the author says about the significance of the boundaries and the search for the site of the Temple and the Altarbased on Josh 15.8 and the

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