Judges 10:6-11:28

  1. Why did God, at first, refuse to deliver Israel from the Ammonites?
    What caused the change in his subsequent attitude?
    Cf. Jer. 18:5-11.
  2. What indications are there in this section that Jephthah, in spite of his unfortunate background, possessed nobility, piety and faith?
  3. Summarize Jephthah’s answer to the Ammonites.
    To what extent do you find his arguments valid?