Judges: A 12-Week Study

By Miles V. Van Pelt, General Editor J. I. Packer, Series edited by Dane C. Ortlund, Lane T. Dennis

The book of Judges describes a time in the life of the nation of Israel between the prophetic leadership of Moses and Joshua and the establishment of the monarchy. During that time, “everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 17:6).

The most shocking feature in the book of Judges, however, is not the horror of Israel’s sin, but the glory of salvation from that sin. The darkness of Israel’s sin is overcome only by the wonder of God’s salvation worked through a series of memorable judges, who ultimately point us to Jesus Christ.

Part of the Knowing the Bible series.


Miles V. Van Pelt (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, academic dean, and director of the Summer Institute for Biblical Languages at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson. He also serves on the pastoral staff of Grace Reformed Church in Madison, Mississippi. He and his wife, Laurie, have four children.


Category: Bible Studies & Devotionals
Format: Paperback
Case Quantity: 10
Page Count: 96
ISBN-10: 1-4335-5729-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-5729-3
Size: 6.0” x 9.0”
Weight: 5.83 ounces
Published: March 31, 2018

Table of Contents

Series Preface: J. I. Packer and Lane T. Dennis Week 1: Overview
Week 2: Introducing the Judges, Twice! (1:1–3:6)
Week 3: Othniel, Ehud, and Shamgar (3:7–31)
Week 4: Deborah and Barak—Double Trouble (4:1–5:31)
Week 5: Gideon’s Call and Commission (6:1–40)
Week 6: Gideon’s Victory and Defeat (7:1–8:28)
Week 7: Abimelech, the Anti-Judge (8:29–9:57)
Week 8: Jephthah and His Only Begotten (10:1–12:15)
Week 9: Samson in Timnah (13:1–15:20)
Week 10: Samson in Gaza (16:1–31)
Week 11: Everyone Did What Was Right in His Own Eyes (17:1–21:25)
Week 12: Summary and Conclusion