"The thing we learn from history, is that we don’t learn from history. Todays reading in Judges chapter 2 verse 6 to chapter 3 verse 6 we see that Joshua the great leader died and the people of Israel turned away from God, worshiped idols and experienced disaster. Desperate, the people cried out to God and he raised up leaders called Judges, to save them. Trouble was the cycle happens again and again." (New Zealand's Rhema Radio)
And the Israelites served the Lord throughout the lifetime of Joshua and the leaders who outlived him—those who had seen all the great things the Lord had done for Israel.Let's step back a bit and look at the time line we have covered in our first 26 passages. The time frame from Creation to Abraham in Genesis is anyone's guess, the bible doesn't really say. Could be several hundred years to several thousand years. We have covered a total of about 800 years from Abraham up to this point of Joshua's death. Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob took us through about 300 years, then about 400 years in Egypt, and about 100 years with Joshua in the Promised Land.
Joshua son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died at the age of 110. (New Living Translation)
Now we are entering a period of up and down leadership of Israel that will last about 300 years until the Kingdom is established with Saul and David. Then Israel is ruled as a Monarchy for about 400 years. We are looking at another 600 years before Christ is born. So that is roughly 2100 years from Abraham to Christ and then about 2010 years to today.
If you are interested in taking a closer look at a timeline. Here is a good one.
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