A-Z: Books of the Bible: Judges


OT History (former prophets)


An episodic account of the completion of the conquest when individual tribes suffering incursions from hostile neighbours (e.g. Philistines). The Judges were 'liberators' whom God raised up to defeat these enemies. Chief among these were Deborah, Barak, Gideon, Jephthah and Samson. The reason for the failure of the Israelites was that '(they) did what was evil in the sight of the Lord'.

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