History Literature / BookOfJudges

1st Feb '18 9:20:28 AM VicGeorge2011
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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Samson doesn't take the death of his wife by the Philistines very well, and ends up killing a bunch of them to get even with them for doing that.
27th Jan '18 6:40:56 AM VicGeorge2011
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* DepravedBisexual: Quite possibly the men of Gibean who ganged around the old man's house to desire "knowing" the Levite man who came to sojourn in that house. Instead, the old man gave them the Levite man's concubine, and they abused and raped her all night, leading to her death.

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* DepravedBisexual: Quite possibly the men of Gibean Gibeah who ganged around the old man's house to desire "knowing" the Levite man who came to sojourn in that house. Instead, the old man gave them the Levite man's concubine, and they abused and raped her all night, leading to her death.
27th Jan '18 6:40:30 AM VicGeorge2011
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* DepravedBisexual: Quite possibly the men of Gibean who ganged around the old man's house to desire "knowing" the Levite man who came to sojourn in that house. Instead, the old man gave them the Levite man's concubine, and they abused and raped her all night, leading to her death.
22nd Jan '18 5:45:25 AM VicGeorge2011
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* CargoCult: Micah in Judges chapter 17 uses the silver that he took from his mother and then returned to make idols for himself and his family to worship, even getting a Levite to be a priest for him. A band of raiders from the tribe of Dan came in the following chapter to take the idols away along with the priest and began worshiping the idols once they set up their own town over a village they had conquered.
22nd Jan '18 5:38:31 AM VicGeorge2011
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* {{Curse}}: When Abimelech conspired with the leaders of Shechem to have Gideon's seventy sons all killed so Abimelech could be made king, the youngest son Jotham escapes and tells the people a parable before calling down a curse on both Abimelech and the leaders of Shechem that they would destroy each other. And eventually that's what ended up happening after three years.

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When Abimelech conspired with the leaders of Shechem to have Gideon's seventy sons all killed so Abimelech could be made king, the youngest son Jotham escapes and tells the people a parable before calling down a curse on both Abimelech and the leaders of Shechem that they would destroy each other. And eventually that's what ended up happening after three years.years.
** In Judges chapter 17, Micah's mother had called a curse on whoever took the 1,100 pieces of silver from her. When Micah confessed to her that he was the one who took it, Micah's mother blessed him in the name of the Lord to remove the curse on him.
19th Jan '18 2:17:00 PM VicGeorge2011
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* SaltTheEarth: In Judges 9:45, Abimelech conquered the city of Shechem and sowed it with salt.
-->''All that day Abimelech pressed his attack against the city until he had captured it and killed its people. Then he destroyed the city and scattered salt over it.'' (New International Version)
14th Jan '18 3:33:35 AM VicGeorge2011
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* MalignedMixedMarriage: Samson sees a Philistine woman and tells his parents that he wants to marry her. The parents question Samson's choice of marrying a pagan woman, but the narrative says that God used that for Samson to strike against the Philistines. The marriage initially isn't fully consummated, as Samson ended up having his wife be given to another man, but later on when he tries to have a private moment with her and his father-in-law refuses to let Samson do so, offering his other daughter to him instead, Samson decides to do a little vandalism by having some foxes run through the fields of the Philistines and burn down their standing grain with torches tied to the foxes' tails. This results in the Philistines killing Samson's wife and her father, which in turn results in Samson giving the Philistines a serious beat-down before he hid himself away in the rock of Etam.
12th Jan '18 8:27:49 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ChronicVillainy: The Israelites lapse in their faith every time after God has saved them. The phrase "The children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD" occurs no less than seven times.

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* ChronicVillainy: The Israelites lapse in their faith every time after God has saved them. The phrase "The children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD" occurs no less than seven times. Some Bible students blame Israel's first fall from the Lord on Joshua not setting up a proper successor for himself, as Moses through the Lord had set up Joshua to be for himself, so that Israel could be continually led on the path of righteousness.
27th Dec '17 5:30:52 AM VicGeorge2011
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* CivilWar: Between the tribe of Benjamin and the other tribes of Israel, when the men of Gibeah (a town in Benjamin) gang-raped and murdered a Levite man's concubine and the whole tribe refused to turn over the men responsible. This led to a breach in the tribes of Israel when the tribe of Benjamin is left with so few people in it, and the other tribes had to resort to a LoopholeAbuse in their binding themselves with a oath to not give the men of Benjamin any of their daughters to be wives for them.
21st Dec '17 7:12:27 PM karstovich2
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The position of "Judge" was not just a judicial title[[note]]Indeed, it's not entirely clear that "judge" is the best translation; although deciding cases was an important duty of the judges, they seem to have had all kinds of other powers, including--as mentioned--commanding Israel's armies. Somewhat significantly, the title of ''shofet'' (that used in Hebrew for the Biblical Judges) was also used in the closely-related Phoenician language, where it signified a kind of non-royal magistrate; the title continued in use in various Phoenician colonies for centuries, and reappears in a big way with Carthage, where the two elected ''suffetes''--which is to say, ''shofet''s--were the ruling officials of the city and thus the empire, effectively equivalent to the Roman consuls.[[/note]] but also signified a badass military leader--think ancient versions of ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The position of "Judge" was not just a judicial title[[note]]Indeed, title, but also signified a badass military leader--think ancient versions of ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''.
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it's not entirely clear that "judge" is the best translation; although translation. Although deciding cases was an important duty of the judges, they and Hebrews of later eras used the word for judicial officers exclusively, the judges of the Book of Judges seem to have had all kinds of other powers, including--as mentioned--commanding Israel's armies. Somewhat significantly, the title of ''shofet'' (that used in Hebrew for the Biblical Judges) was also used in the closely-related Phoenician language, where it signified a kind of non-royal magistrate; the magistrate. The title continued in use in various Phoenician colonies for centuries, and centuries. The term reappears in a big way with Carthage, where the two elected ''suffetes''--which is to say, ''shofet''s--were the ruling officials of the city and thus the empire, effectively equivalent to the Roman consuls.[[/note]] but also signified consuls. In fact, one might say that a badass military leader--think ancient versions better translation might be "Book of ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''.Consuls", since Roman consuls' powers were broadly similar (they had judicial, executive, and legislative responsibilities, and were responsible for commanding Rome's armies in wartime).
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