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Four friends are studying the Book of Judges...and we believe we know the thesis of the book as simply: obedience=prosperity ---- disobedience=bondage. Have we oversimplified or missed the boat completely? What would an expert say Judges thesis statement is?

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You have essentially hit the nail on the head with respect to the book of Judges. The book records the moral and political collapse that resulted after the Israelites entered into the land of Canaan under the strong and inspiring leadership of Joshua. What characterizes the book of Judges most distinctively is the series of cycles which include oppression ...

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Some have suggested that the names of majority race jurors be removed from the jury list (thus ensuring a larger proportion of racial minorities); others have suggested that a certain number of seats on each jury be set aside for racial minorities.

How would you justify these reforms to a state legislature?
How would an opponent of these reforms respond?
Overall, are these good ideas or bad ideas?

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