God's Mercy, Compassion, Patience And Love For Those Who Turn Away From God

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Purpose The Book of Judges bares witness to the simpleness of humans and sets forth God 's mercy, compassion, longsuffering, patience and love for His people – no matter how depraved they may be. Along with the aforementioned purposes, one of the main aims of Judges was to demonstrate divine judgment of the apostasy of Israel. Israel 's continual disobedience to God and worship of Canaanite gods resulted in their failure to experience divine blessing in the full conquest of her enemies. Canaanite influence in moral and social areas lead to the apostasy and anarchy of Israel. Therefore, the oppressors pictured and the powers of this world sought and still seek to bring people into bondage. Judges acts as a warning to those who turn away from God to idol worship. Author Though the author of the Book of Judges in unknown, internal evidence suggests that it was written during the early days of the monarchy after the coronation of King Saul, but before the conquest of Jerusalem by king David. For example, the phrase, “there was no king in Israel,” is repeated four times toward the end of the book (Jdg 17:6; 18:1; 19:1; 21:25). It evidently looks backward to when Israel did have a king. Secondly, in chapter one verse twenty-one , we 're told that the Jebusites are still living in Jerusalem. Apparently, that must have been written before King David 's conquest to the city (2 Sam. 5:6-7). Lastly, the reference to Canaanites in Gezer (Jdg 1:29) suggests a date before the time the

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