History Literature / BookOfJudges

19th Apr '17 2:22:50 PM VicGeorge2011
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* EyeScream: Samson had his eyes taken out when he was captured by the Philistines shortly after his TraumaticHaircut. He would pay them back the favor by bringing the temple right down upon them in his self-sacrifice.
19th Apr '17 2:16:56 PM VicGeorge2011
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* CallBack: To Genesis, as with the case with the men of Sodom, the men of Gibeah in the land of Benjamin also harass a neighbor to bring out his guest so that they may "know" him.

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* CallBack: To Genesis, as with the case with the men of Sodom, the men of Gibeah in the land of Benjamin also harass a neighbor to bring out his guest so that they may "know" him. And their abuse also (in this case, almost) dooms the whole tribe of Benjamin to destruction.
17th Apr '17 2:57:48 PM VicGeorge2011
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* DownTheDrain: In some translations of Judges 3, this is how Ehud escaped after [[CrowningMomentOfFunny killing King Eglon]], who had defeated the Israelites, in a rather unusual manner.
13th Apr '17 11:25:06 AM DustSnitch
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* CherryTapping: Samson kills 1,000 '''Philistines''' ''[[BadWithTheBone with a donkey's jaw]]'', and then follows it up with a pun.



* HotBlooded: Samson was a Hot-Blooded WorldsStrongestMan who killed a ''thousand'' Philistines with the jawbone of an ass. After a deadly HumiliationConga that involved a certain [[TheVamp seductress]], a TraumaticHaircut ''and'' EyeScream, he [[TakingYouWithMe took down]] ''[[TakingYouWithMe thousands]]'' [[TakingYouWithMe more]] with him by breaking the pillars of a temple.



* IdiotBall: Samson finds some bees have made their hive in the corpse of a lion, so he eats some of the honey and gives the rest to his parents. The honey that came from a ''dead lion''. Especially bad since, as a Nazarite, he's not allowed to touch, let alone eat, anything that came from corpses.



* LoadBearingHero: Samson, though it's an inversion since he ''brings down the temple!'' He's still the hero, though. He also pulls up a set of city gates and walks away with them.



* 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.

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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 WorldsStrongestMan: Samson was given supernatural strength by her husband God. He could 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. stuff like beating an entire army with an donkeys jawbone.
10th Mar '17 9:09:19 AM VicGeorge2011
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* CallBack: To Genesis, as with the case with the men of Sodom, the men of Gibeah in the land of Benjamin also harass a neighbor to bring out his guest so that they may "know" him.
10th Mar '17 9:06:41 AM VicGeorge2011
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** Abimelech was mortally wounded when a woman dropped a millstone on his head. He immediately told his armor bearer to finish the job, so that no one would know he had been killed by a woman. It didn't work, as Joab would have a messenger say that about Abimelech years later when King David asks about the men who sacrificed their lives while trying to capture a town.

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** Abimelech was mortally wounded when a woman dropped a millstone on his head. He immediately told his armor bearer to finish the job, so that no one would know he had been killed by a woman. It didn't work, as Joab would have a messenger say that about Abimelech years later when would imagine King David asks would say that to the messenger who brought him back news about the men who sacrificed their lives while trying in their attempt to capture a town.city.
10th Mar '17 9:05:19 AM VicGeorge2011
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** Abimelech was mortally wounded when a woman dropped a millstone on his head. He immediately told his armor bearer to finish the job, so that no one would know he had been killed by a woman. It didn't work.

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** Abimelech was mortally wounded when a woman dropped a millstone on his head. He immediately told his armor bearer to finish the job, so that no one would know he had been killed by a woman. It didn't work.work, as Joab would have a messenger say that about Abimelech years later when King David asks about the men who sacrificed their lives while trying to capture a town.
10th Mar '17 9:03:04 AM VicGeorge2011
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* TraumaticHaircut: Samson, after he tells Delilah about his weakness, which resulted in his easy capture. Fortunately it grows back in order for Samson to deliver the coup-de-grace upon the Philistines for taking out his eyes.
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.
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