History Literature / BookOfJudges

12th Feb '17 8:57:34 PM Jeduthun
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* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Ehud to Eglon: "I have a message from God for you."
12th Feb '17 8:48:07 PM Jeduthun
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* IWasBeatenByAGirl:
** In Chapter 9, we have the [[http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Judges+9&version=NIV story of Abimelech]], who was mortally wounded when a woman dropped a millstone on his head. He had one of his men kill him so that people wouldn't say that a woman killed him. This is referenced later on and unfortunately for him, they still say a woman killed him.
** When Sisera is killed by Yael, a woman, this is regarded both as a humiliation for his side and an embarrassment for Barak, since a woman won the victory.
14th Nov '16 1:47:13 PM Jeduthun
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* HumanSacrifice: The tale of Jephthah ends with a human sacrifice due to his HonorBeforeReason rash vow. The text is somewhat ambiguous, though, whether [[spoiler:his daughter]] was literally killed as a burnt offering or simply "sacrificed" herself by becoming a celibate temple servant [[note]]which would still be a significant blow as it would have meant the end of Jephthah's bloodline[[note]].

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* HumanSacrifice: The tale of Jephthah ends with a human sacrifice due to his HonorBeforeReason rash vow. The text is somewhat ambiguous, though, whether [[spoiler:his daughter]] was literally killed as a burnt offering or simply "sacrificed" herself by becoming a celibate temple servant [[note]]which would still be a significant blow as it would have meant the end of Jephthah's bloodline[[note]].bloodline[[/note]].
14th Nov '16 1:46:29 PM Jeduthun
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* HumanSacrifice: Apparently, as the tale of Jephthah indicates, God is fine with this under certain circumstances such as HonorBeforeReason rash vows.

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* HumanSacrifice: Apparently, as the The tale of Jephthah indicates, God is fine ends with this under certain circumstances such as a human sacrifice due to his HonorBeforeReason rash vows.vow. The text is somewhat ambiguous, though, whether [[spoiler:his daughter]] was literally killed as a burnt offering or simply "sacrificed" herself by becoming a celibate temple servant [[note]]which would still be a significant blow as it would have meant the end of Jephthah's bloodline[[note]].
24th Oct '16 6:24:35 PM DustSnitch
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24th Oct '16 6:24:06 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: 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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* {{Badass}}: 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''.
27th Sep '16 7:02:21 AM BrendanRizzo
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* AntiHero: Most of the Judges have their flaws, in particular Ehud, Jepthah and Samson. They all are used by God deliver Israel, but their grasp on morality is rather tenuous.

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* AntiHero: Most of the Judges have their flaws, in particular Ehud, Jepthah Jephthah and Samson. They all are used by God deliver Israel, but their grasp on morality is rather tenuous.



* {{Shibboleth}}: The TropeNamer, from a password that gave away whether the speaker had an Ephriamite regional accent. The Ephriamites would pronounce it "Sibboleth," revealing that they were enemy agents, and get killed for their troubles.

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* {{Shibboleth}}: The TropeNamer, from a password that gave away whether the speaker had an Ephriamite Ephraimite regional accent. The Ephriamites Ephraimites would pronounce it "Sibboleth," revealing that they were enemy agents, and get killed for their troubles.
12th Sep '16 1:47:58 AM ginsengaddict
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* HeroicSeductress: Some [[http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/jael-wife-of-heber-kenite-midrash-and-aggadah interpretations of the Hebrew word for "cover" portray Yael as one]]; the more innocent interpretation assumes she "covered" [[GeneralRipper Siserah]] with a blanket and tucked him in before assassinating him, but many scholars interpret the word to mean she covered him with her ''body''. Read: she had sex with him ''[[SexGod (no less than seven times!)]]'' until he was exhausted, then finished him off in his sleep.

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* HeroicSeductress: Some [[http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/jael-wife-of-heber-kenite-midrash-and-aggadah interpretations of the Hebrew word for "cover" portray Yael as one]]; the more innocent interpretation assumes she "covered" [[GeneralRipper Siserah]] [[{{Bowdlerise}} with a blanket and tucked him in in]] before assassinating him, but many scholars interpret the word to mean she covered him with her ''body''. Read: she had sex with him ''[[SexGod (no less than seven times!)]]'' until he was exhausted, then finished him off in his sleep.
12th Sep '16 1:46:23 AM ginsengaddict
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* HeroicSeductress: Some [[http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/jael-wife-of-heber-kenite-midrash-and-aggadah interpretations of the Hebrew word for "cover" portray Yael as one]]; the more innocent interpretation assumes she "covered" [[GeneralRipper Siserah]] with a blanket and tucked him in before assassinating him, but many scholars interpret the word to mean she covered him with her ''body''. Read: she had sex with him until he was exhausted, then finished him off in his sleep.

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* HeroicSeductress: Some [[http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/jael-wife-of-heber-kenite-midrash-and-aggadah interpretations of the Hebrew word for "cover" portray Yael as one]]; the more innocent interpretation assumes she "covered" [[GeneralRipper Siserah]] with a blanket and tucked him in before assassinating him, but many scholars interpret the word to mean she covered him with her ''body''. Read: she had sex with him ''[[SexGod (no less than seven times!)]]'' until he was exhausted, then finished him off in his sleep.
12th Sep '16 1:41:46 AM ginsengaddict
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* HeroicSeductress: Some interpretations of the Hebrew word for "cover" portray Yael as one; the more innocent interpretation assumes she "covered" [[GeneralRipper Siserah]] with a blanket and tucked him in before assassinating him, but many scholars interpret the word to mean she covered him with her ''body''. Read: she had sex with him until he was exhausted, then finished him off in his sleep.

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* HeroicSeductress: Some [[http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/jael-wife-of-heber-kenite-midrash-and-aggadah interpretations of the Hebrew word for "cover" portray Yael as one; one]]; the more innocent interpretation assumes she "covered" [[GeneralRipper Siserah]] with a blanket and tucked him in before assassinating him, but many scholars interpret the word to mean she covered him with her ''body''. Read: she had sex with him until he was exhausted, then finished him off in his sleep.
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