Right in Their Own Eyes: The Gospel According to Judges (Gospel According to the Old Testament)
Schwab, Geogre M.
“At last a series on the Old Testament designed to provide reliable exposition, biblical theology, and a focus on Christ. These books should be like manna in the desert to pastors, preachers, teachers, and many individual Christians who struggle to come to terms with how to read the Old Testament.”See All
Dr. Sinclair Ferguson
Professor of Systematic Theology, Redeemer Seminary
“An imporrtant series.”See All
Philip Graham Ryken
President, Wheaton College
“A tremendous resource.”See All
Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City
“In Right in Their Own Eyes, George Schwab takes readers on a journey into an ancient textual world that is at times jarring to modern sensibilities. He is a fascinating tour guide with an accessible style of delivery who does not avoid the difficult texts, making clear their meaning within their original era of redemptive history before tracing their significance for Christian readers today.”See All
Mark J. Boda
Professor of Old Testament, McMaster Divinity College; Professor, Faculty of Theology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
George Schwab achieves four goals.
- First, to be true to the text—to read Judges in its ancient Near Eastern setting, seeing it as a sermon on Deuteronomy and, at times, a possible apologetic for David.
- Second, to glorify Christ—to read Judges from a biblical-theological perspective, finding that Judges is really all about Christ and his coming kingdom.
- Third, to lift us up in faith—which happens when we see our sovereign God at work, forging a community of faith from a wayward and idolatrous people.
- And finally, to call us to change our perspective and take action—why does it matter that faith leads to deliverance? What does a lack of faith in daily life reap in terms of oppression, and how does the message of Judges make a difference?