Covenant History (Volume 5)
by David J. Engelsma
Judges and Ruth
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An exposition of the Old Testament from a covenantal
perspective. This is in an ongoing exposition: the first four volumes
(covering Creation to the Conquest of Canaan) were authored by Prof. Homer
C. Hoeksema. Volume 5 is authored by Prof.
David J. Engelsma, who plans to writes volumes 6 and 7 as well.
This volume in the Unfolding Covenant History
series continues an exposition of Old Testament history from the
viewpoint of God’s covenant faithfulness toward his people begun by
Prof. Homer Hoeksema. Prof. Engelsma intends (DV) to finish in this and
succeeding volumes the history of God’s church in the old dispensation.
Part 1 dealing with Judges traces the dark
history of the time of the judges with its recurring themes of Israel’s
departure from Jehovah to serve heathen idols, God’s chastisement of his
people by delivering them to the persecution and dominance of their
enemies, their crying to him for help in their distress, and the Lord’s
gracious deliverance of them by various judges.
Part 2 explains the familiar but amazing history of
Ruth, which illustrates vividly the truth of God’s sovereign
redemption in the salvation of the Gentiles and the inclusion of Ruth
into the line of the covenant so that she becomes the grandmother of
King David, the saviour of Israel as the theocratic king and a type of
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