THE BOOK OF
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Typical teaching in Judges. Joshua is a type of the Spirit of Christ in power. The elders who outlived Joshua speak of the Apostles who continued on after the Day of Pentecost. Judges outlines the steady path of declension that followed the death of Joshua. This is typical of the declension of the Church as outlined in Revelation 2-3. However, the overcomers – then in Israel’s day, as now in Laodicean times – shine brightly in a day of ruin.
Chronology. Chapters 17-21 describe events which historically precede Chapter 1. We can see this by looking at the chronology of Moses’ family. Those chapters are an appendix to the book, showing just how dark the day and how morally fallen the testimony was at that time.