Thursday, June 8, 2017

Judges



Gideon and the Angel (ca. 1640) Gideon's sacrifice (1640)


The laborer of Gibeah offering hospitality (c. 1640) The Prophetess Deborah (1865)


The punishment of Adonibezek (1538) Jephtha and his daughter (c. 1611)


Judges

The seventh book in the Old Testament tells of the time when there was no central authority among the Jewish tribes. There were however a series of charismatic leaders who rose when called upon. They battled against enemies, and afterwards acted as judges.

The best known judge is Samson, number thirteen of fifteen judges.

After the judges came the kings, starting with Saul.

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