7th book of the BIBLE, Old Testament and 2nd of 12 Historical books
The Book of Judges covers the period between Joshua’s death and the rise of the monarchy
These judges whom the Lord chose and anointed with His Spirit were military and civil leaders.
The book of Judges spans a period of over 325 years, recording six successive periods of oppression and deliverance, and the careers of 12 deliverers.
Their captors included the Mesopotamians, Moabites, Philistines, Canaanites, Midianites, and Ammonites.
7 apostasies . . . 7 servitudes . . . 7 deliverances.
The cycle of Judges appears to be:
Rebellion – Sin
Retribution – Servitude
Repentance – Supplication
Restoration – Salvation
Rest – Silence
Judges describes various cycles of apostasy, oppression, and deliverance in:
The southern region – Judges 3:7-31
The northern region – Judges 4:1 – 5:31
The central region – Judges 6:1 – 10:5
The western region – Judges 13:1 – 16:31
The Named Judges are
Deborah (with Barak)