Bible Time Period: Conquest and Judges
You led Israel triumphantly into the Promised Land. They failed to teach their children, and instead did what was right in their own eyes: Help me to keep my eyes on you and teach others what is truly right.
The heartbreaking story of Jephthah and his daughter in chapter 11 illustrate the binding nature of vows in the ancient world.
Don’t worry about getting all the details of these stories. Focus on the main strokes: whether Israel is faithful; the things that draw her away from God; things and people that keep her from being absorbed into the Canaanite culture; and so on.
How does Abimilech rule differently than Gideon did? What is the result?
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