History Literature / BookOfJudges

14th Aug '16 3:02:34 PM morenohijazo
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* SplitHair: Judges 20:16, the tribe of Benjamin had "seven hundred chosen men lefthanded", each one being able to "sling stones at an hair breadth, and not miss".
9th Jul '16 6:49:59 PM MsChibi
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* OneDrinkWillKillTheBaby: Samson's mother is advised by an angel at the start of her pregnancy not to drink any alcohol, or even to eat (unfermented) grapes or raisins. This, however, didn't have anything to do with concern for the fetus' ''physical'' safety or well-being, but for his ''spiritual'' well-being. (Remember, too, that almost ''everyone'' drank alcohol back then, even during pregnancy, because drinking wine or beer tended to be safer than drinking untreated water.) He was [[BecauseDestinySaysSo destined]] to become a Nazirite. The Nazirites were a group of Jewish ascetics who, among other things, were forbidden from consuming alcohol or even unfermented grapes.
12th May '16 4:45:10 PM VicGeorge2011
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* TheSouthpaw: The first and really only extraordinary attribute mentioned about Ehud. [[ChekovsSkill This, of course, becomes important later.]]

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* TheSouthpaw: The first and really only extraordinary attribute mentioned about Ehud. [[ChekovsSkill [[ChekhovsSkill This, of course, becomes important later.]]
30th Apr '16 7:58:48 AM Silverblade2
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** BadassIsraeli: The whole book is about Jewish leaders who kicked the collective butts of their enemies.
** BadassPreacher: Ditto the above.

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** * BadassIsraeli: The whole book is about Jewish leaders who kicked the collective butts of their enemies.
** %%* BadassPreacher: Ditto the above.
24th Mar '16 11:39:55 AM xelldx
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* KarmaHoudini: The unnamed Levite who sparks the civil war between the tribe of Benjamin and the rest of the Israelites. He goes to his father-in-law to take back his wife who is implied to have run away from him in the first place because he [[DomesticAbuse mistreats her]]. Later, while lodging in Gibea, when the male inhabitants of the town come to kill him for unknown reasons, he [[DirtyCoward locks himself in and his wife out]] who consequently gets gang-raped and killed by the Gibeans. Then, after he comes home, he [[DeadGuyOnDisplay cuts her corpse into pieces to send them to the other tribes]] who unanimously agree that ''he'' is the one being wronged. ValuesDissonance, obviously, but even so. Subverted as he still had to face God's judgment.

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* KarmaHoudini: The unnamed Levite who sparks the civil war between the tribe of Benjamin and the rest of the Israelites. He goes to his father-in-law to take back his wife who is implied to have run away from him in the first place because he [[DomesticAbuse mistreats her]]. Later, while lodging in Gibea, when the male inhabitants of the town come to kill him for unknown reasons, he [[DirtyCoward locks himself in and his wife out]] who consequently gets gang-raped and killed by the Gibeans. Then, after he comes home, he [[DeadGuyOnDisplay cuts her corpse into pieces to send them to the other tribes]] who unanimously agree that ''he'' is the one being wronged. ValuesDissonance, obviously, but even so. Subverted as he still had to face God's judgment. No amount of KarmaHoudini will protect you from Elohim.
24th Mar '16 11:37:29 AM xelldx
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* KarmaHoudini: The unnamed Levite who sparks the civil war between the tribe of Benjamin and the rest of the Israelites. He goes to his father-in-law to take back his wife who is implied to have run away from him in the first place because he [[DomesticAbuse mistreats her]]. Later, while lodging in Gibea, when the male inhabitants of the town come to kill him for unknown reasons, he [[DirtyCoward locks himself in and his wife out]] who consequently gets gang-raped and killed by the Gibeans. Then, after he comes home, he [[DeadGuyOnDisplay cuts her corpse into pieces to send them to the other tribes]] who unanimously agree that ''he'' is the one being wronged. ValuesDissonance, obviously, but even so...

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* KarmaHoudini: The unnamed Levite who sparks the civil war between the tribe of Benjamin and the rest of the Israelites. He goes to his father-in-law to take back his wife who is implied to have run away from him in the first place because he [[DomesticAbuse mistreats her]]. Later, while lodging in Gibea, when the male inhabitants of the town come to kill him for unknown reasons, he [[DirtyCoward locks himself in and his wife out]] who consequently gets gang-raped and killed by the Gibeans. Then, after he comes home, he [[DeadGuyOnDisplay cuts her corpse into pieces to send them to the other tribes]] who unanimously agree that ''he'' is the one being wronged. ValuesDissonance, obviously, but even so...so. Subverted as he still had to face God's judgment.
25th Jan '16 2:09:34 AM Sebastian87
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* KarmaHoudini: The unnamed Levite who sparks the civil war between the tribe of Benjamin and the rest of the Israelites. He goes to his father-in-law to take back his wife who is implied to have run away from him in the first place because he [[DomesticAbuse mistreats her]]. Later, while lodging in Gibea, when the male inhabitants of the town come to kill him for unknown reasons, he [[DirtyCoward locks himself in and his wife out]] who consequently gets gang-raped and killed by the Gibeans. Then, after he comes home, he [[DeadGuyOnDisplay cuts her corpse into pieces to send them to the other tribes]] who unanimously agree that ''he'' is the one being wronged. ValuesDissonance, obviously, but even so...
8th Jan '16 1:39:06 PM MsChibi
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* UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming: The unnamed concubine of the Levite man is said to have run away from home and [[YourCheatingHeart fooled around with other guys]]...and then she is given by her husband to be gang-raped to death. The narrative is not shy about drawing a connection between her running away from her husband and (allegedly) being unfaithful to him, and her unfortunate demise.
6th Jan '16 5:25:17 AM VicGeorge2011
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* HeroicBastard: Jephthah was the son of Gilead and a prostitute, and was exiled by his half-brothers for being a bastard. Later in life, they have to beg him to lead them to victory over the Ammonites. Some would say he's [[BastardBastard the other kind of bastard]] due to the very... confusing situation with his daughter, which is still a HUGE subject of contention among scholars.
9th Dec '15 9:13:53 PM karstovich2
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The seventh book of Literature/TheBible.

The Jewish structure holds Judges to be the second book of the ''Nevi'im'' (Prophets), the second part of the Tanakh. With Joshua, Samuel and Kings, they form the ''Nevi'im Reshonim'' (First Prophets), in opposition to the ''Nevi'im Acharonim'' (Later Prophets, called the "Minor Prophets" in some circles because there are a lot of them, none really stands out, and it's easy to get confused).

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The Book of Judges is the seventh book of Literature/TheBible.

The Jewish structure holds Judges (in Hebrew, ''Shoftim'') to be the second book of the ''Nevi'im'' (Prophets), the second part of the Tanakh. With Joshua, Samuel and Kings, they form the ''Nevi'im Reshonim'' (First Prophets), in opposition to the ''Nevi'im Acharonim'' (Later Prophets, called the "Minor Prophets" in some circles because there are a lot of them, none really stands out, and it's easy to get confused).
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