Women in Judges

For the month of October, we will be looking at the women in the period of Israel’s history between Joshua’s conquest of Canaan and the establishment of Saul’s monarchy. We will discuss the roles and voices that women are given in Judges and how that can inform and inspire us today.


10-2: Deborah and Jael, Judges 4-5

Background and discussion questions (pdf)

10-9: Achsah, Judges 1:8-15 and Jephthah’s daughter, Judges 11:29-40

Background and discussion questions (pdf)

10-16: Samson’s women, Judges 13, 14, 16

10-23: the Levite’s concubine, Judges 19

10-30: Hannah, 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10

(perhaps continue with Ruth?)