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Theo 610 : Biblical Theology Paper

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OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY PAPER

JUDGES

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An OT Theology Paper

Submitted to Dr. Yates

Liberty University

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In partial fulfillment

of the requirements for the Course

THEO 610 – Biblical Theology

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By

Troy A. Collett

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June 24, 2015 In His faithfulness, the Lord as Divine Judge will judge His covenant people Israel after they disregard their covenant obligations and then offer them deliverance once they demonstrate repentance.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION .1

II. THE LORD AS DIVINE DELIVERER AND JUDGE .3

III. THE BASIS OF DIVINE JUDGEMENT .8

IV. HOW GOD ISSUED DIVINE JUDGEMENT .12

V. THE DIVINE GOAL OF JUDGEMENT 14
VI. SUMMARY…………………………………………………………………17
VII. BIBLIOGRAPHY 18

INTRODUCTION This paper focuses on the theological message of the book of Judges. Identifying how God is portrayed in this book will enlighten readers on how God is portrayed in the remaining sixty-five books of the Bible. Also, this study will attempt to determine the books theme, motifs, as well as the central theological message.
The theological message of Judges revolves around a faithful God and a rebellious people. God, in His faithfulness as Divine Judge, will judge His covenant people Israel after they disregard their covenant obligations and then offer them deliverance once they demonstrate repentance. In spite of her privileged position as God’s chosen people, Israel decided to
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