Sunday, January 21, 2018

Judges 8.1 - 21 - The Final Defeat of Midian by Gideon

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         Judges
A Judge by Judge Bible Study -  21 January 2018
Archdale church of Christ – Russ McCullough
Lesson #9 – Judges 8.1 – 8.21
1.     Who has a complaint and what was it?
2.     How was Gideon accused?
3.     What two rhetorical questions does Gideon now ask of his accusers?
4.     What is the “gleaning of the grape?”
5.     What is the “vintage” in comparison?
6.     What 3rd rhetorical question does Gideon now ask?
7.     After these 3 rhetorical questions were asked and answered, what happened to the wrath of the Eprhriamites?
8.     What does Gideon now do per vs. 4?  In what condition was his army?
9.     To where did Gideon go and what did he ask of those people?
10. Who was Gideon pursuing?
11.  Geography: Succoth is E_______ of the Jordan and NE of the D__________ S________.
12. What was their reply?  Today, we would call this P________________.
13. How did Gideon respond to their terseness?
14. Where did Gideon go next to ask this same question?
15. Geography: Penuel is due E___________ of S________________.
16. What was the response of the Penuelites?
17. How did Gideon respond to them?
18. Where was the combined Midian army of Zebah and Zalmunna?
19. Geography: Karkor is slightly N___________ of Penuel.
20. How many men of Midian were left?  How many had already fallen?
21. Where did Gideon attack?  What was the disposition of the enemy?
22. Gideon attack formation went first N__________ and E______ a considerable ways into the Arabian desert to N___________, swung around to the S_______ and W_______ to J_____________, then swung around to the N______ W_________ to attack the enemy at K__________ which is next to P______________.
23. The two kings did what when attacked?  What happened to them?  What result of this came upon their army?
24. Verse 8.13 - What two words does the King James add here to the text?  The original Hebrew says literally; “the H__________ from the A____________ of..”  The S____________, the S__________ and the A__________ versions model the O___________ Hebrew, while the KJV T____________ the meaning of the places name.  The word translated “before” in the KJV means in Hebrew, min maaleh, which means B___ A___________.
25. As Gideon arrived at Succoth, he captured a Y_____________ man and did what with him?  What intel did Gideon receive from this young man?
26. What does Gideon now do with the leaders of Succoth?
27. What does he now do with Penuel?
28. What question does Gideon now ask of Zebah and Zalmunna?  To whom is he referring?  (6.2)
29. What order does Gideon now give to his first born son?
30. What was Jether’s reaction?  Why?
31. What does Gideon now do?  What did he take?
How does the Holy Spirit remember Gideon?  (Hebrews 11)

ANSWER GRID:


Who has a complaint and what was it?
Ephraim, “Why were we left out?”
2.     How was Gideon accused?
Fiercely
3.     What two rhetorical questions does Gideon now ask of his accusers?
a.     “What have I done in comparison with you?”
b.     “Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better than the (vintage) of Abiezer?”
4.     What is the “gleaning of the grape?”
The very last left overs in the corner of the field for the poor
5.     What is the “vintage” in comparison?
The very best first fruits
6.     What 3rd rhetorical question does Gideon now ask?
“What have I been able to do in comparison with you?”
7.     After these 3 rhetorical questions were asked and answered, what happened to the wrath of the Eprhriamites?
It subsided
8.     What does Gideon now do per vs. 4?  In what condition was his army?
Crossed over Jordan with his 300 men.  “Exhausted yet pursuing.”
9.     To where did Gideon go and what did he ask of those people?
Succoth.  He asked for bread for he and his men.
10. Who was Gideon pursuing?
Zebah and Zalmunna, kings of Midian
11.  Geography: Succoth is E_______ of the Jordan and NE of the D__________ S________.
East.  Dead Sea.
12. What was their reply?  Today, we would call this P________________.
No, you haven’t won as yet.  No reward until success.  Quid Pro Quo.  Pragmatism.
13. How did Gideon respond to their terseness?
When I win I will return and flay your bodies with the thorns of the wilderness.
14. Where did Gideon go next to ask this same question?
Penuel
15. Geography: Penuel is due E___________ of S________________.
East.  Succoth.
16. What was the response of the Penuelites?
The same answer as he heard in Succoth.
17. How did Gideon respond to them?
I will break down this tower.
18. Where was the combined Midian army of Zebah and Zalmunna?
Karkor.
19. Geography: Karkor is slightly N___________ of Penuel.
Northeast.
20. How many men of Midian were left?  How many had already fallen?
15,000.  120,000.
21. Where did Gideon attack?  What was the disposition of the enemy?
By way of the tent dwellers east of Nobah and Jogbehah.  They felt secure.
22. Gideon attack formation went first N__________ and E______ a considerable ways into the Arabian desert to N___________, swung around to the S_______ and W_______ to J_____________, then swung around to the N______ W_________ to attack the enemy at K__________ which is next to P______________.
North and East.  Nobah.  South and West.  Jogbehah.  North West.  Karkor.  Penuel.
23. The two kings did what when attacked?  What happened to them?  What result of this came upon their army?
Fled.  They were captured.  Panic.
24. Verse 8.13 - What two words does the King James add here to the text?  The original Hebrew says literally; “the H__________ from the A____________ of..”  The S____________, the S__________ and the A__________ versions model the O___________ Hebrew, while the KJV T____________ the meaning of the places name.  The word translated “before” in the KJV means in Hebrew, min maaleh, which means B___ A___________.
Comes up.  Heres   Ascent.  Septuagint.  Syriac.  Arabic.  Original.  Translates.  By Ascent.
25. As Gideon arrived at Succoth, he captured a Y_____________ man and did what with him?  What intel did Gideon receive from this young man?
Young.  Question.  The names of 77 elders and leaders of Succoth.
26. What does Gideon now do with the leaders of Succoth?
Teaches them a lesson by flaying their flesh with the thorns of the wilderness.
27. What does he now do with Penuel?
Broke down their tower and killed the men of the city.
28. What question does Gideon now ask of Zebah and Zalmunna?  To whom is he referring?  (6.2)
“Where are the men whom you killed at Tabor?”  His family who was hiding in the caves of Mt. Tabor mentioned in Judges 6.1 – 2.
29. What order does Gideon now give to his first-born son?
To kill Zebah and Zalmunna.
30. What was Jether’s reaction?  Why?
He failed to comply.  He was young and afraid.
31. What does Gideon now do?  What did he take?
He rose up and killed Zebah and Zalmunna.  He took the crescent ornaments that were on the neck of their camels.
32. How does the Holy Spirit remember Gideon?  (Hebrews 11)
Gideon is in the “Hall of Faith.”

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