Book of Judges


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a book of the Old Testament that tells the history of Israel under the leaders known as judges

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Toward the end of the Book of Judges Is the story of an unnamed woman who dies after being raped by a group of Benjaminites--one of the 12 tribes of Israel.
The book of Judges points to an ideal leader who would be "a holy warrior, executor of inter-tribal covenant loyalty, supreme patron of the cult and arbiter of covenant justice" (p.
Though drawing on the work of previous scholars and commentators, Baker concentrates on aspects of the book of Judges that to his knowledge have not been treated in detail elsewhere.
However, an early antimonarchy portrayal in the Book of Judges suggests an ideological position against central government that may be described as political anarchy.
and literally by the book of Judges, subsequent texts have diminished
Book of Judges (Chapter 12) describes how the Gileadites captured the Jordan fords, asking anyone wanting to cross to say the word "shibboleth", knowing their enemies' dialect did not include a "sh" sound, so this would be a way of detecting them.
They took their name from the story of Gideon in the Book of Judges (Chapter 6), when a small group of men defeated the armies of Midian.
In Hebrew scripture, the Song of Deborah in the book of Judges is a poem dating to the eighth century before Jesus' birth that tells of an event that likely took place some 400 years earlier.
Avnery courageously says in this regard that this book is genocidal, unlike the book of Judges.
1 The budgerigar; 2 Wild Thing; 3 Vienna; 4 Parkinson's; 5 Martin Pipe; 6 Michael Portillo; 7 Jane Tennison; 8 Atlanta, 1996; 9 Broadway; 10 Book of Judges.
Oddly, in Wittreich's Book of Judges 16:28, Samson prays to avenge "the loss of one of his eyes" (173).
In an otherwise scholarly description of Israelite settlements in the hill country of the Levant in the first millennium BC, she abruptly concludes, seemingly based only on the biblical Book of Judges, that in these apparently peaceful settlements without fortifications "the archaeological record shows that life was violent.
This in itself represents a degeneration in the book of Judges because the enemy is no longer outside, but inside the people of Israel and inside each and every individual.
We find the story of the shibboleth in the twelfth chapter of the book of Judges.