Senior Professor of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary, Elliott Johnson, believes that accurate study of Bible verses and passages can only be done after the overall message of a biblical book has been determined. Similar to my last two blog posts, I am presenting a “synoptic study” of the book of Judges in order to help people better understand individual parts of the book.
This is my study of the overall message and meaning of the book of Judges.
I. Chart of the Content and Structure of the book of Judges
II. Summary Statement of the Meaning of Judges as a Whole
A. Theological Themes
1. What does the book say about God?
It is important to note that the book of Judges says that the people of Israel were evil and disobedient. This is reflected by the last verse in the book which summarizes the book’s message, “In these days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed right in their eyes” (21:25, New Living Translation).