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I. Proposition: A Disloyal Community (1:1–3:6)

Compromise and apostasy set in after Joshua and the Conquest generation die. The introduction delineates Israel's deterioration territorially, in terms of the Conquest (1:1-2:5), and theologically, in terms of the covenant (2:6-3:6).