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12 June, 2016

Search The Scriptures —Study 18 — Judges 21

Study 18 From the Book of Judges is: Judges 21

With this study we end the book of Judges and tomorrow we will delve into the book of 1 Peter.

1. The tribes recognized after their victory that in the heat of the moment they had gone too far in making the vow of 21:1. The sense of unity of the tribe was in danger of extinction, in spite of the fact that they had suffered severely at the hand of Benjamin . How did they solve their dilemma? Did they keep, or break their second vow (21:5)? Would you condone the action they took in verses 10:12 and 19-23? What does the whole story suggest with regard to the taking of vows?
2. To what does the writer attribute this weak and unhappy condition of things in Israel? Do you consider this an adequate explanation of the moral and spiritual condition of Israel? If not, what would you add?