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The book of Judges explained with illustrations
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This video explores the main ideas and flow of thought of the book of Judges.

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Tim Mackie is a Pastor of Door of Hope church and a Professor at Western Seminary –


38 thoughts on “Read Scripture: Judges

  1. It is amazing how even just reading the Bible up through the book of Judges can totally change a persons view of God and the entire world, all humanity. It is so clear how lost our world is today. Worshiping “false gods” is rampant in our society, when you think of how many people worship money, power, sex, alcohol, popularity, careers, material possessions, and on and on. Put God first and He will change your life in ways you never imagined!!!

    • +Angus Rhodes

      1 Cor 4:6
      Now, brothers and sisters, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, “Do not go beyond what is written.” Then you will not be puffed up in being a follower of one of us over against the other.

      everything has already been sealed and set in stone. Anything else beyond the gospel is to be rejected.

    • +Angus Rhodes

      not only yes because the jews believe that…but also no because Judaism was left open ended…

      since it was open ended you have to decide whether Jesus is the Messiah we’ve all been waiting for. Read the Gospel according to Mark.

  2. the cycle of sining, oppression, repentance, deliverance,peace and sining again is what iv’e been doing for years and now I know why my life kept repeating. this video showed me how to stop repeating and that it’s wrong.

  3. I love these illustrations! Having read the Bible a few times, it’s just better seeing it visually. You guys did an awesome job bringing this to life! God bless you all.

    • Shan Russell yes. i also feel the same. having the illustration and also the proper demarcation of the stories in each books helps & guide me to see God’s salvation plan throughout the old testament until His fullfilment in Jesus Christ. Thank you for the effort. God Bless.

  4. I would like to Add the Deborah was not a bad judge. Actually, there more judges that did right in God’s sight. I can see how the book of Judges relates to our times now

  5. 1. gideons idol isn’t an idol
    the scriptures are saying it was an priestly garment i think you know that and you have to tell that in the video
    2. do you think that jephthah did sacrificed his daughter, because he didnt
    she just belonged to the lord and wasned allowed to produce children anymore
    jephthah probaply never thaught to sacrifice her

    • the video clearly skips how that happened, he promised God that anything that comes to his encounter would be sacrificed to God if he wins the battle, turns out his daughter came to him, it is a painful thing for everyone, God didn’t say he was pleased or wasn’t. he was just doing what he had promised, with all the pain in his heart he did so, and his daughter also agreed, we try to always judge what men and women of God do when they’re on the spot as if we would have done better. do you think that it was easy for him?

    • Jephtah sacrificed his daughter as a burnt offering. He didn’t WANT it to be his daughter but it was and he kept his vow. Its in the scriptures.

    • 1. Yes, it was an Ephod, a garment that Israel’s attention was diverted from the Tabernacle. It was a snare for Gideon. But it wasn’t intentional idolatry.

      2. Yes, the idea of “whole burnt offering” wasn’t literal. Think of this, God CHOSE Gideon. God HATES child sacrifice. Why would God APPROVE it, even if Gideon meant it literally? A clue is given in Chapter 11:37, 38. There his daughter weeps for her VIRGINITY, not her LIFE. 39 says that she never had relations with a man after her father carried it his vow. Strange phrase to say if she died. Hence, being his only child, Gideon suffered in that he had no descendants. The Hebrew word used for how the daughters “commemorated her”, could also mean “talk with” or “celebrated” or “commended”. She was still alive, serving God most likely as a Nethinim at the Tabernacle. Her life overlaps the prophet Samuel. She may have been there when Hannah gave Samuel to the Tabernacle. She knew what it was like.

  6. I used to like your videos, but you are breezing way too fast and you are missing too many key elements of the stories. this one video is a good sample

    • These videos are made to go with their reading scripture plan. Some days of the plan assign videos, which help you get a taste of what you are about to read. They are not supposed to replace the bible.

    • Juan Cueva well the judges are kind of irrelevant if you think about it. I think this channel is awesome, this is such a challenge and if they can’t cover something so much I think it’s okay.

  7. The Book of Judges is nothing more like Animal Farm, Letters of Birmingham, and the Court Case of Nuremberg. Why can’t Christian teach that to go against moral relativism? Book of Judges teaches that moral relativism is WRONG!

  8. Big thanks for this channel. This is really how I would like to get started reading the bible. I was always interested in reading them, but there are just too many complicated stories and I never seemed to follow-through and ended up starting again from Genesis 1 each time.

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