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King Of The Trees - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... and they said unto the olive tree, Reign thou over us” (Judges 9:8). This strange parable, told by Gideon’s youngest son, Jotham, focused on the chaotic conditions in Israel after the death of Gideon who had led them in a brief...
Apostasy And Prosperity - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... with apostasy. Consider Chapters 17 and 18 of the Book of Judges, which describes a period of rampant apostasy and confusion. The chapters provide character sketches of an itinerant Levite, the tribe of Dan, and a man named Micah. First we see...
Ten Thousand - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... Gideon’s 300 men routed a Midianite army of 135,000 (Judges 7:6; 8:10). But, whether speaking of the armies of faithful Israel, the redeemed of all the ages, or the great host of angels in heaven, the greatest superlatives must apply to...
Transformed Lives
... Gideon the fearful became Gideon the mighty man of valor (Judges 6:12). Samuel the child became Samuel the Judge (1 Samuel 7:15). David the shepherd became David the giant-killer (1 Samuel 17:45) and king (2 Samuel 7:8). ...
Judges 9:8
... trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said unto the olive tree, Reign thou over...
Judges 19:8
... he arose early in the morning on the fifth day to depart: and the damsel's father said, Comfort thine heart, I pray thee. And they tarried until afternoon, and they did eat both of...
Righteous Judgment To Come - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... 96:13; also note Psalm 96:10; 98:9). All is lost if God judges righteously, however, for “there is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10), and “cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the...
Judges 9:8: trees went forth - Study Note
... trees went forth. This parable of the trees is not only the first parable in the Bible but probably also the first fable or parable recorded in all ancient literature. The olive tree was considered the most fruitful of all the trees of the land,...
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