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Judges is the seventh book of the Hebrew Bible and the second book of the Former Prophets.

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Why did the Benjamites (in Gibeon) rape a foreigner?

In Judges 19 we read, While they were enjoying themselves, some of the wicked men of the city surrounded the house. Pounding on the door, they shouted to the old man who owned the house, “Bring ...
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Did the Greek Septuagint ignore the Hebrew name change of Mikayehu מִיכָֽיְהוּ to Mikah מִיכָ֔ה in Judges 17:4-5?

Did the Greek Septuagint ignore the Hebrew name change of Mikayehu מִיכָֽיְהוּ to Mikah מִיכָ֔ה in Judges 17:4-5? When we read "Judges" / שֹֽׁפְטִ֑ים Shoftim 17:4-5 in the Tanakh, we notice ...
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Does the story of Caleb and Aksah in Judges 1 have a pedagogical purpose?

Judges 1 tells how the people after Joshua fought to drive out the people of the land. Initially they are succeeding but by the end of the chapter they are failing at driving the people out, and this ...
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How did Jerome arrive at his Translation of Judges 15:8?

Reading Judges this morning, I came across Judges 15:8: Judges 15:8 (DRB) And he [Samson] made a great slaughter of them, so that in astonishment they laid the calf of the leg upon the thigh. (The ...
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Did the elders of Israel allow the men of Benjamin to rape the daughters of Shiloh in Judges 21?

Judges 21:16,20-21 [16]Then the elders of the congregation said, "What shall we do for wives for those who are left, since the women are destroyed out of Benjamin?" [20]And they commanded ...
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How many sons did Jerub-Baal has?

Judges 6:32 Therefore on that day Gideon was called Jerub-Baal, that is to say, “Let Baal contend against him,” because he broke down his altar.... 8:30 Now Gideon had seventy sons, his own offspring, ...
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Was Deborah prophesying or judging - Judges 4:4,5

According to the Bible Deborah’s title and hence office/vocation was prophetess “Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time.” ‭‭Judges‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭ESV‬ It is true ...
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Is Psalm 110:6-7 an allusion to Judges 7:4-8?

BSB Psalm 110: 6He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead; He will crush the leaders far and wide. 7He will drink from the brook by the road; therefore He will lift up His head. NIV ...