Quest Study Bible states, "Judges is filled with sensational stories, as exciting as any of today’s headlines. For sheer melodrama-gruesome murders, sexual exploits, superhuman feats of strength, a bizarre mutilation-no tabloid can offer you more. But beneath the sensational stories are eternal lessons you’ll never find in a Tabloid. The book of Judges shows what can happen when a society slides into moral anarchy. But it also shows God’s merciful deliverance when people cry out to him in repentance." (317).