1. Introduction to era of the judges, Chapters 1, 2
    1. Condition of nation after death of Joshua (revealed in limited victories of tribes of Judah, Simeon, Benjamin, Manasseh, Ephraim, Zebulun, Asher, Naphtali, Dan), Jdg 1
    2. Israel's cycle in period of the judges, Jdg 2
      1. The Angel of the Lord at Bokim (weepers) 2.1-5
      2. Disobedience and Defeat 2.6-23
  2. Era of the judges, Chapters 3-16
    1. 1st Apostasy; conquered by Mesopotamia; delivered through Othniel, the judge, Jdg 3:1-11
    2. 2nd Apostasy; conquered by Moabites and Philistines; delivered through Ehud and Shamgar, the judges, Jdg 3:12-31
    3. 3rd Apostasy; conquered by Jabin, king of Canaan; delivered through Deborah and Barak, the judges, Jdg 4:1-5:31
    4. 4th Apostasy; conquered by Midian; delivered through Gideon, the judge, Jdg 6:1-8:32
    5. 5th Apostasy; civil war; delivered through Abimelech, Tola, Jair, the judges, Jdg 8:33-10:5
    6. 6th Apostasy; conquered by Philistines and Ammonites; delivered through Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon, Abdon, the judges, Jdg 10:6-12:15
    7. 7th Apostasy; conquered by Philistines; delivered partially through Samson, the judge, Jdg 13-16
  3. Results of era of the judges (confusion), Chapters 17-21
    1. Religious apostasy (the temple), Jdg 17, 18
      1. Micah's Idols 17.1-13
      2. The Danites Settle in Laish 18.1-31
    2. Moral awfulness A Levite and His Concubine (the home), Jdg 19
    3. Political anarchy (the state), Jdg 20, 21
      1. The Israelites Punish the Benjamites 20
      2. Wives for the Benjamites 21