Judges, Chapters 10-12 - Yiftah and the Consequences of Ignorance, Zeal and Honesty


New

Judges, Chapters 10-12 - Yiftah and the Consequences of Ignorance, Zeal and Honesty

Old price $10.00
$10.00
Price plus sales tax, plus delivery


Judges 10-12. The mention of many lesser-known Judges and the story of Yiftah, the man who sacrificed his only daughter as a burnt-offering to God. The times of Yiftah are filled with rebellion against God and forgetfulness of His worship. Assimilation leads to ignorance, and ignorance leads to many great problems. Eventually the people repent, call upon God to be delivered from their enemies. God responds. The man chosen to deliver the people is no holy man or saint, but rather a banished brigand, highway, and criminal, Yiftah. He alone is swollen with the zeal for God and His honor. We discuss just what this means. He leads his people, but vows an offering of thanks. Through circumstance, this turns out to be his only daughter. While some, interpret the offering as a nunnery, the earliest sources, including Josephus claim the offering was literal. There are many lessons to be learned about the psychological nature of an individual and a nation when they fluctuate back-and-forth between their own identities and that of others. This lesson contains strong points about the true nature of assimilation and its consequences.
Browse this category: BIBLE: Judges