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.
However, an early antimonarchy portrayal in the Book of Judges
suggests an ideological position against central government that may be described as political anarchy.
At the Met, the manuscript is open to an illumination in Sefer Shoftim (Book of Judges
)--dedicated to rules governing law courts and warfare.
In the Old Testament Book of JUDGEs
we read of Samson's "self sacrifice" by giving his life away intentionally to take as many enemy lives with him for the sake of God Almighty.
The Book of Judges
. The New International Commentary on the Old Testament.
Webb's THE BOOK OF JUDGES
(9780802826282, $50.00), a book of commentary on the Old Testament Book of Judges
that reveals how to understand the narrative.
Jephtha Welsh National Opera at Birmingham Hippodrome Just one performance on this WNO visit, of Handel's opera based on his last oratorio, inspired by the account of Jeptha from the Book of Judges
and earlier dramatisations of the story.
in the Book of Judges
. According to the biblical text Deborah was a
Quite casually I looked up the reference in The Book of Judges
and read on, intrigued by an astonishing story of lust and violence and horrible revenge.
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.
Among other things, Schvat cited Biblical precedent: Esther slept with the Persian king to save the Jews (though weren't they married anyway?), and apparently Yael slept with the enemy of her husband in order to tire him out so that his head could be more easily chopped off (Book of Judges
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