Gilbert House Fellowship #335: Judges 1–2

Allotment of Canaan, with cities of refuge marked by red stars (click to enlarge). Courtesy of

IT DIDN’T take long for Israel to forget God. Within thirty years of arriving in Canaan, God was compelled to tell the Israelites that because of their disobedience, He would not drive out the people before them.

This is a pattern that repeats throughout the Book of Judges. We discuss the failure of Israel to obey God’s command to push the Canaanites, Amorites, and Perizzites (Philistines) out of the land, the apparent contradiction over the destruction of Jerusalem by the tribe of Judah and the fact that the Jebusites still controlled it nearly 400 years later in the time of David, and why Jerusalem was important despite being smaller than other cities of the region at the time.

Join us for a weekend retreat! March 4-6, 2022, we’ll be at at the beautiful Finley River Ranch in Sparta, Missouri, teaching Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday morning on prophecy, politics, and the end times. Lunch Saturday and Sunday is included.

Sparta is about halfway between Springfield and Branson in the Missouri Ozarks. For information and registration, log on to

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TRAVEL WITH US TO TURKEY! Join us and our special guests Dr. Judd Burton and Dr. Aaron Judkins as we visit the churches of Revelation, Göbekli Tepe, Abraham’s home town Harran, the “Gates of Hell,” Mount Nemrut, and much more. Dates are October 17–November 3, 2023. More information is available at

NOTE: New dates for our tour of Israel! We will lead our next tour through the Holy Land March 25–April 3, 2025, with an optional three-day extension to Jordan featuring visits to Mount Nebo, Wadi Rum, and Petra. Our special guests are Timothy Alberino, Dr. Judd Burton, and Doug Van Dorn!

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  1. Petrovich programs are amazing…please have future programs with him. I was able to get the hard back for under $50 total… awesome book! I think it was from his website.

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