Judges Topical Outline

Chapter 1
God delivers 10,000 Canaanites and Perizzites 1:1-4
The Israelites cut off Adonibezek's thumbs and big toes 1:5-7
The Jerusalem massacre 1:8
Five massacres, a wedding, and some God-proof iron chariots 1:9-36
Chapter 2
An angel rebukes the Israelites 2:1-7
Joshua dies 2:8-10
The Israelites do evil in the sight of the Lord 2:11-13
God gets angry and sells the Israelites to their enemies 2:14-23
Chapter 3
The nations God didn't drive out 3:1-6
Othniel delivers Israel from Chushanrishathaim 3:7-11
Ehud delivers a message from God 3:12-25
God delivers 10,000 lusty Moabites 3:26-30
Shamgar kills 600 with an ox goad 3:27
Chapter 4
The Lord discomfited Sisera (and killed all his men) 4:1-16
Jael pounds a tent stake through a sleeping man's skull 4:17-24
Chapter 5
Blessed is Jael among women
(A song by Deborah and Barak) 5:1-31
Chapter 6
The Israelites do evil and God delivers them to the Midianites 6:1-10
The call of Gideon 6:11-16
Gideon tests God 6:17-40
Chapter 7
As a dog lappeth: God selects Gideon's army 7:1-7
A cake of barley bread: A dream predicts Gideon's victory 7:8-15
The LORD set every man's sword against his fellow 7:16-24
The heads of two princes are brought to Gideon 7:25
Chapter 8
Gideon tortures the men of Succoth 8:1-16
He destroys the tower of Penuel and kills all the men in the city 8:17-19
He oders his son to kill Zebah and Zalmunna 8:20-21
Gideon's golden ephod 8:22-27
Gideon dies (leaving many wives and 70 sons) 8:28-35
Chapter 9
Abimelech murders 70 of his brothers upon a single stone 9:1-5
Talking trees 9:6-15
The curse of Jotham 9:16-21
Amalech destroys a city and burns 1000 people in a tower 9:22-49
A woman drops a millstone on Abimelech's head 9:50-57
Chapter 10
Tola and Jair 10:1-5
The Israelites do evil again in the sight of the Lord, etc. 10:6-18
Chapter 11
Jephthah is thrown out of his father's house 11:1-3
Jephthah becomes the captain 11:4-11
The king of Ammon and Jephthah exchange messages 11:12-28
The Ammonite massacre 11:29-33
Jephthah sacrifices his daughter to God as a burnt offering 11:34-40
Chapter 12
A dispute about participating in a war causes a war 12:1-4
42,000 killed for mispronouncing "Shibboleth" 12:5-6
Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon 12:7-15
Chapter 13
The Israelites do evil and God delivers them to the Philistines 13:1
Samson's miraculous birth 13:2-25
Chapter 14
Samson sees a Philistine woman who pleases him well 14:1-4
Samson rips apart a lion 14:5-6
The Philistine woman pleased Samson well 14:7
Samson collects "honey" from a lion's carcass 14:8-9
Samson's riddle 14:10-18
Samson kills thirty men for their clothes14:19
Samson's Philistine wife is given to his best man 14:20
Chapter 15
Samson ties the tails of 300 foxes and sets them on fire 15:1-5
The Philistines burn Samson's wife and father-in-law 15:6
Samson smites the Philistines with a great slaughter 15:7-8
Samson kills 1000 men with the jawbone of an ass 15:9-20
Chapter 16
Samson has sex with a harlot 16:1
Samson carries the doors and gate posts of the city to the top of the hill 16:2-3
Samson and Delilah 16:4-20
Samson kills 3000 in a suicide terrorist attack 16:21-31
Chapter 17
Micah and his mother hire a priest for their house of gods 17:1-13
Chapter 18
The Massacre of the Peaceful, Unsuspecting People 18:1-31
Chapter 19
The Levite and his concubine 19:1-30
Chapter 20
A Holy Civil War
(It had something to do with rotting, concubine body-part messages) 20:1-48
Chapter 21
The end of Judges: Two genocides and 200 stolen virgins 21:1-25