History Literature / BookOfJudges

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).
9th Dec '15 9:12:56 PM karstovich2
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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 ''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}}: 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''.
9th Dec '15 9:12:12 PM karstovich2
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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 ''suffetes''--which is to say, ''shofet''s--were the ruling officials of the city and thus the empire.[[/note]] but also signified a badass military leader--think ancient versions of ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''.

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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 ''suffetes''--which is to say, ''shofet''s--were the ruling officials of the city and thus the empire.empire, effectively equivalent to the Roman consuls.[[/note]] but also signified a badass military leader--think ancient versions of ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''.
9th Dec '15 9:10:50 PM karstovich2
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* {{Badass}}: The position of "Judge" was not just a judicial title but also signified a badass military leader-- think ancient versions of ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''.

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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 ''suffetes''--which is to say, ''shofet''s--were the ruling officials of the city and thus the empire.[[/note]] but also signified a badass military leader-- think leader--think ancient versions of ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd''.
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