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Thesis of Judges

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 ...