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The Scofield Bible Commentary, by Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, [1917], at

Judges Chapter 2

Judges 2:1

jdg 2:1


See note.

(See Scofield) - (Heb 1:4).

Judges 2:9

jdg 2:9


Timnathserah. (Jos 19:50).

Judges 2:13

jdg 2:13


Ashtaroth, plural of Ashtoreth (Kg1 11:5) were figures of Ashtoreth the Phoenician goddess (the Astarte of the Greeks), which were worshipped as idols during times of spiritual declension in Israel. (Jdg 10:6); (Sa1 7:3); (Sa1 7:4); (Sa1 12:10); (Sa1 31:10); (Kg1 11:5); (Kg1 11:33); (Kg2 23:13). Jeremiah refers (Jer 44:18); (Jer 44:19) to Ashtoreth as the "queen of heaven."

Judges 2:18

jdg 2:18


The judges were tribesmen in Israel upon whom the Lord laid the burden of Israel's apostate and oppressed state. They were the spiritual ancestors of the prophets; that is to say, men raised up of God, the theocratic King, to represent Him in the nation. They were patriots and religious reformers because national security and prosperity were inseparably connected with loyalty and obedience to Jehovah. Not one of the chosen deliverers had anything whereof to glory in the flesh. Othniel was but the son of the younger brother of Caleb; Ehud was a left-handed man and an assassin; Shamgar, a rustic with an ox-goad; Deborah, a woman; Gideon, of an obscure family in the smallest tribe, etc. Each of the classes mentioned in (Co1 1:27); (Co1 1:28) is illustrated among the judges.


(See Scofield) - (Zac 8:14).

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