The 20th volume in the popular Bible study series readers through a penetrating study of the Books of Judges and Ruth using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible. Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights by renowned Bible teachers Scott Hann and Curtis Mitch, as well as time-tested interpretations from the Fathers of the Church.They provide rich historical, cultural, georgraphical or theological information pertinent to the Old Testament book-information that bridges te distance between the biblical world and our own. It also includes Topical Essays, Word Studies and Charts. The Topical Essays explore the major themes of Judges and Ruth, often relating them to the teachings of the Church. The Word Studies explain the background to important Bible terms, while the Chartz summarize crucial biblical information "at a glance".