Judge Roy Bean was, by his own proclamation, the “Law West of the Pecos.” History records some bizarre judgments issuing forth from Judge Bean and his courtroom (his saloon, the “Jersey Lilly”).
As bizarre as some of Judge Roy Bean's judgements might have been, we find an even more unusual association with judges found in the Old Testament. In the Biblical book "Judges", we find stories so far removed from today's civilization that some are hard to understand.
Join Mark Lanier over the next three lessons as we study this book. We will begin with a general overview, setting out the stories in a rhythm in which they appear. In the second and third parts of our study, we will focus on understanding issues of authorship and on the archaeology presented by the book.