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JUDGES, RUTH


By Dr. Bob Utley, retired professor of hermeneutics (Biblical interpretation)

STUDY GUIDE COMMENTARY SERIES
OLD TESTAMENT, VOL. 04B
ISBN: 978-1-892691-48-4


BIBLE LESSONS INTERNATIONAL
MARSHALL, TEXAS
2015 (revised 2017)

www.biblelessonsintl.com
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Brief Explanations of the Technical Resources used in This Commentary

Brief Definitions of Hebrew Verbal Forms that Impact Exegesis

Abbreviations Used in This Commentary

A Word From the Author: How Can This Commentary Help You?

A Guide to Good Bible Reading: A Personal Search for Verifiable Truth

Commentary:

Introduction to Judges

Judges 1 Judges 8 Judges 15
Judges 2 Judges 9 Judges 16
Judges 3 Judges 10 Judges 17
Judges 4 Judges 11 Judges 18
Judges 5 Judges 12 Judges 19
Judges 6 Judges 13 Judges 20
Judges 7 Judges 14 Judges 21

Introduction to Ruth

Ruth 1 Ruth 2 Ruth 3 Ruth 4

Appendices:

OLD TESTAMENT AS HISTORY

OT HISTORICAL NARRATIVE

OT HISTORIOGRAPHY COMPARED TO NEAR EASTERN CULTURES

SPECIAL TOPIC: SACRIFICIAL SYSTEMS OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST

Old Testament Timeline

Doctrinal Statement


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The primary biblical text used in this commentary is: New American Standard Bible (Update, 1995) Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, P. O. Box 2279, La Habra, CA 90632-2279

The paragraph divisions and summary captions as well as selected phrases are from:
1. The New King James Version, Copyright ©1979, 1980, 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.
2. The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, Copyright ©1989 by the Division of Christian Education of National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U. S. A. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
3. Today's English Version is used by permission of the copyright owner, The American Bible Society, ©1966, 1971. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
4. The New Jerusalem Bible, copyright ©1990 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.