Notes: June 19, 2008 – Judges 12

6 years of Jephthah (1-7)

  • The controversy with men of Ephraim. Remember Gideon’s conflict (Judges 8:1).
  • Sibboleth or Shibboleth? Peter’s speech betrayed him (Matthew 26:73). What does your speech say about you?

    Mt 12:37  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

7 years of Ibzan of Bethlehem (8-10)

  • Do you approve of his parenting techniques?

10 years of Elon, a Zebulonite (11-12)

8 years of Abdon, a Pirathonite (13-15)

  • What is nepotism? Is it always bad?