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Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Judges 2:16

The structure of Judges 2:11-23 points out the importance of Judges 2:16.A Apostasy (Judges 2:11-13)B Wrath (Judges 2:14-15)C Grace (Judges 2:16)A’ Apostasy (vv.17-19)B’ Wrath (Judges 2:20-23) [Note: Dale Ralph Davis, Such a Great Salvation, p. 39.] "The narrator begins to speak of divine mercy without any hint of prior repentance. In this book Yahweh’s actions will not typically be bound to any mechanical formula of blessing and or retribution, based upon what human beings earn by their... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Judges 2:1-23

Prologue to the Story of the Judges1-5. The moral of the preceding notices, delivered by an angel at Bochim.1. An angel of the lord] RV ’the angel.’ Cp. Judges 6:11, Judges 6:22; Judges 13:3, Judges 13:21, where it is plain (from Judges 6:14, Judges 6:16; Judges 13:22) that the angel is thought of as God Himself (see on Judges 6:14). The word translated ’angel,’ however, means simply ’messenger’: cp. Judges 6:8.Gilgal] the site of the first Hebrew camp after the crossing of the Jordan (Joshua... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Judges 2:16

(16) Nevertheless.—Rather, And.The Lord raised up judges.—Acts 13:20; 1 Samuel 12:10-11. This is the key-note to the book. (See Judges 3:10; Judges 4:4; Judges 10:2; Judges 12:7, &c.; 15:20.) The word for Judges is Shophetim. The ordinary verb “to judge,” in Hebrew, is not Shaphât, but dayyân. Evidently their deliverers (comp. Deuteronomy 17:8-9; Psalms 2:10; Amos 2:3) are of higher rank than the mere tribe-magistrates mentioned in Exodus 18:26; Deuteronomy 1:16, &c. Artemidorus (Judges... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Judges 2:1-23

Judges 2:4 There are few of us that are not rather ashamed of our sins and follies as we look out on the blessed morning sunlight, which comes to us like a bright-winged angel beckoning us to quit the old path of vanity that stretches its dreary length behind us. George Eliot, Mr. Gilfil's Love-Story. Reference. II. 4, 5. Spurgeon, Sermons, vol. xxviii. No. 1680. Judges 2:10 'Our case,' said Luther once, 'will go on, so long as its living advocates, Melanchthon and friars and learned men, who... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Judges 2:7-23

AMONG THE ROCKS OF PAGANISMJudges 2:7-23"AND Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died, being a hundred and ten years old. And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnath-heres, in the hill country of Ephraim, on the north of the mountain of Gaash." So, long after the age of Joshua, the historian tells again how Israel lamented its great chief, and he seems to feel even more than did the people of the time the pathos and significance of the event. How much a man of... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Judges 2:1-23

2. The Angel at Bochim and the History of the Entire Book CHAPTERS 2:1-3:4 1. The angel at Bochim (Judges 2:1-5 ) 2. Israel’s obedience remembered (Judges 2:6-10 ) 3. Israel’s strange gods (Judges 2:11-15 ) 4. Israel’s history under the judges outlined (Judges 2:16-18 ) 5. The nations left to prove Israel (Judges 2:19-23 ; Judges 3:1-4 ) The opening event of this chapter is significant. The Angel of the Lord came up from Gilgal to Bochim. This Angel is Jehovah Himself. His own... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Judges 2:1-23

THE REPROOF OF THE ANGEL OF THE LORD (vv. 1-6) Israel's failure called for strong reproof. The angel of the Lord, who is the Lord Himself, not a messenger from God, but the messenger, came from Gilgal to Bochim (v. 1).Gilgal speaks of the self-judgment of sin in the flesh, but Israel had neglected this after settling in the land. If we too neglect the self-judgment that is necessary for a walk with God, the result will be Bochim, meaning "weeping." He tells Israel, "I led you up from... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - Judges 2:1-23

JOSHUA TO SHAMGAR JUDAH’S INCOMPLETE VICTORY (Judges 1:1-20 ) After the death of Joshua the question of which tribe should lead in the subsequent campaign was answered by the Lord in the choice of Judah (Judges 1:1-2 ) which was in accordance with the divine prophecy through Jacob (Genesis 49:8 ). Doubtless the inquiry was made by Urim and Thummim on the breastplate of the high priest, to which reference was made in Exodus. Judah invites the cooperation of Simeon because the territory of... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - Judges 2:1-23

Divine and Human Influence Judges 2:0 DO not trouble yourselves about the personality or name of this angel that "came up from Gilgal to Bochim." He is always "coming up." Why do we miss great meanings by fastening upon little pedantic points? The angel charged the people with having broken God's conditions, upon which he promised to be with them and keep his covenant with their houses. That angel still lives. Now we call him Memory, or Conscience. What is there in the change of name? He is an... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - Judges 2:16

What a beautiful illustration is this of divine mercy? How sweetly doth it come in here, in proof of God's covenant love? Let the Reader never lose sight of it. And, if he wishes to bring into one and the same point of view, another precious example, let him read that most interesting representation the prophet makes of abounding grace, Isaiah 43:22-25 . But Reader! when you have seen this, and compared the whole, is there no other even yet more affecting? What think you of your own history?... read more

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