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Study on Book of Judges - Advanced Bible Study Online: 21 Lessons — Lesson 1

Relevant Context Questions 1 through 6

1. Which of the following statements describes Joshua? (See Nelson page 705)
(a) One of the twelve tribes of Israel
(b) The successor to Moses
(c) Lead the Israelites into the promised land
(d) Under his leadership Israel took possession of ALL the lands promised by God and drove out ALL the inhabitants
(e) B and C

See the book of Joshua chapter 23 for the questions 2 through 4.

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2. Choose the three things Joshua tells the Israelites to be sure NOT to do:
(a) Do not offend the existing inhabitants of the land
(b) Do not associate with these nations that remain among you
(c) Do not invoke the names of their god or swear by them
(d) You must not serve them or bow down to them
(e) Do not fail to drive out the people from the promised land
3. Choose the correct word to complete the sentence: One of you routs a thousand, because the LORD your God fights for you, just as he promised. So be very careful to _______ the LORD your God.
(a) obey
(b) love
(c) bless
(d) respect
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4. Choose the things the Israelites must not do or the LORD will no longer drive out the nations before the them.
(a) Ally themselves with the survivors of the nations remaining among them
(b) Intermarry with them
(c) Associate with them
5. In Joshua chapter 24 do the Israelites already have a problem with other gods?
(a) No, the Israelites only got into trouble with other gods after Joshua died
(b) Yes, because Joshua tells them twice to throw away the other gods
6. In Joshua chapter 24 Israel has foreign gods from where?
(a) The peoples of the land of Canaan, the promised land
(b) A bad website on the internet
(c) Those their forefathers worshiped beyond the River and in Egypt

The following questions are for Judges chapter 1.

7. What is a likely reason why a foreign people, the Kenite, were allowed to live among the tribe of Judah?
(a) They had agreed to serve as forced labor
(b) They were very skillful with weapons and warfare
(c) They were related to Moses through his wife
(d) They were descendants of Moses
8. How many tribes of Israel did not drive out the inhabitants of the land?
(a) 1
(b) 12
(c) 8
9. Of the tribes of Israel, who did not drive out the people, how many tribes subjected the people to forced labor?
(a) None
(b) 4
(c) 12
(d) 7
10. Life application: Consider what "gods" you may have in your life. As Joshua told the Israelites, how might you throw them away?
11. Life application: Consider what people or things you associate with, that negatively affect you in loving God. What changes could you make?
12. Life application: Some of the tribes of Israel chose to subject forbidden people to forced labor, but this is actually a form of "associating" with them and a bending of the rules. What things in your life might similarly be a bending of the rules?
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