Call/WhatsApp: +1 914 416 5343

The Book of Judges

The Book of Judges is one of the most brutal, bloody books in the entire Bible. Some violence is lamented, while other violence is celebrated. Using only
examples from Judges to support your argument, answer the question: When is violence justified?
The texts from this week are deeply divided over whether the monarchy is a wonderful blessing from God or the worst idea in a long line of bad ideas. Find
three pro-monarchic and three anti-monarchic texts from this week’s readings, and explain which side you think makes the more compelling argument.
II Samuel tells two stories back-to-back: the story of David and Bathsheba, and the story of Amnon and Tamar. By putting these two stories of horrible male
misbehavior right next to one another, what is the text implying about Dav