Table of Contents – July/August 2018

1. In the Beginning

Israel’s Judges were really Deliverers or Liberators. Archaeology and geography testify to them; their major battles foreshadow Armageddon; and they give us many character lessons…read more

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2. Joshua vs. Jericho

“By faiththe walls of Jericho fell down,after they had been compassed about for seven days” (Hebrews 11:30 RV)read more

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3. A New Generation and a New Direction in Israel’s History

After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel...read more

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4. Deborah and Barak vs. Jabin and Sisera

“From heaven fought the stars” (Judges 5:20 ASV)read more

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5. Gideon and the Midianites

“Jehovah, the Judge, be judge this day between the children of Israel and the children of Ammon” (Judges 11:27)read more

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6. News and Views

Every aging society faces distinct challenges. But Japan, with the world’s oldest population (27.3 percent of its citizens are 65 or older, almost twice the share in the U.S.), has been dealing with one it didn’t foresee: senior crime. Almost 1 in 5 women in Japanese prisons is a senior…read more

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7. Today and Prophecy

He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide disputes for strong nations far away; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more” (Micah 4:3 ESV)…read more

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Jephtah vs. Ammon

“For I have opened my mouth to the Lord and I cannot take back my vow” (Judges 11:35 NRSV)read more

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Samson: Then Now, and Future

“The time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson … who through faith … from weakness were made strong” (Hebrews 11:32-34 RKJV)…read more

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8. Idolatry and the Danites

“And they set them up Micah’s graven image, which he made, all the time that the house of God was in Shiloh” (Judges 18:31).…read more

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9. Guilty-or Not?

“A just man falleth seven times and riseth up again” (Proverbs 24:16)…read more

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10. More to Learn

Some supplemental archaeological, typical, and character details are suggested here…read more

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