What could the judges from the book of Judges contribute to our country today, and why is the book of Judges considered Deutoronomistic history?
The judges of ancient Israel were pre-political leaders appointed by God to lead Israel in a time of distress. Their leadership worked in much the same way as the dictators of early Rome, who would seize absolute control of the nation to accomplish a task and then return that control to the masses or Senate. In Israel, however, the judges were appointed by God, would galvanize the tribes to work together as one nation, and would then return the land back to the control of the separate tribes when the crisis was over.
There are many lessons we can learn from this. One of the most amazing things the...
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