The name of the book, 1. Distinction of ordinary and extraordinary Judges. Their office; its agreement with Kings, and distinction from the same, 2. Was the Author of the Book Samuel, Ezra, or some other? 3. The argument of the book, 4. The scope and manifold use of the same is declared, 5. The chronology is elicited, 6. The division of the book. Its three parts are established. I. The History of the government of the Elders after the death of Joshua (Judges 1:1-3:8). II. The History of six oppressions, and of the same number of salvations through the Judges (Judges 3:9-16:31). III. Two specimens of the corruption of the people, on account of which they were so often oppressed (Judges 71-21). A Synoptic Table, and the Interpreters of the book, Ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, and Hebrew, 7.
Dr. Dilday's Lecture: "The Book of Judges, Part 1"