PASSAGE FOR TODAY
“In the day when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land, and a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab.”
QUESTIONS FOR RUTH 1:1
3 ) Anarchy. No real repercussions or consequences to your actions. Corrupt. Lawlessness. Everyone out for themselves.
4 ) Famous people, notorious people, evil crimes, frivolous things, sinful things. Things of this world, not of God’s world.
5 ) Definitely brought me closer to God as we moved to find his will and changed jobs and professions.
THE TIME OF JUDGES
The time of Judges was the period from the death of Joshua (1380 or 1230 BC) to the generation before the monarchy (1050 BC). Scholars are unsure when this book was composed. Some Bible scholars believe it was right after the end of this time; others put it many centuries later.
This was a time of chaos after Israel occupied Canaan. During this time, God’s people experienced moral and political degradation as they neglected their religious heritage and compromised their faith with the surrounding cultures who were pagans.
The author is unknown, as is the time of its composition. It is believed to be around 1100 BC or during the reign of David.