You can start to study Joshua and Judges, Leaders in Israel by clicking on these 47 images. Joshua and Judges, Leaders in Israel includes Samson, Deborah, Gideon, and Samuel. Included in this period are people like Ruth and Boaz and Rahab.

Joshua God’s warrior and the fall of Jericho, Joshua 5:13-15 & 6:1-27

Joshua led God's people into the promised land between 1405BC - 1390BC, which was during the last fifteen years of his life. Until this time he was Moses' personal servant and spent a lot of time in the presence of God in Moses' tent. The Conquest of the promised land took about seven years. The first battle they won was taking the city of Jericho. The captain of the battle whom Joshua met was the Lord of Hosts Himself. Joshua the son of Nun, from the tribe of Ephraim, was along with Caleb, from the tribe of Judah,   Read more » »

Caleb, Moses’ Man, Numbers 14:26-30

Caleb became one of the leaders of Israel after Joshua had died. Caleb was Joshua's assistant who had gone with him to spy out the land of Canaan. Because of the delay caused by the people's unbelief, Caleb was 85 years old when he finally entered the promised land. Caleb was from the tribe of Judah and was a leader of Israel after the death of Joshua. He was a prince of Judah as the leader of the Hezronites, while Nahshon was the prince of the whole tribe of Judah. He was bold, impetuous, courageous, consecrated to God, vigorous and faithful in old age and invincible because   Read more » »

The two scouts or spies were Joshua’s eyes, Joshua 2:1-24 and 6:22-25

Joshua sent two scouts or spies into the promised land. They both were looked after by Rahab. They both brought back a good report to Joshua. Even to say: "The LORD has surely given the whole land into our hands; all the people are melting in fear because of us." Joshua also sent these two messengers or two witnesses into Jericho to bring out Rahab and family, as promised when Israel attacked and defeated Jericho. No names are given to the two spies Joshua used, unlike the twelve spies used by Moses, whose names are given, along with their tribes.   Read more » »

Rahab helped Israel to take Jericho, Joshua 2:1-24

Rahab helped the spies of Joshua by keeping them safe from the king of Jericho. They promised that they would save her and her family when the Israelites conquered, Jericho if she would tie a scarlet cord in the window through which she let them escape and all her family remained in the same room with her. Rahab's actions led her to become part of the family tree of Jesus and great-great-grandmother of King David after she married Salmon. They had a son called Boaz, who married Ruth. Ruth later became King David's great-grandmother. Because of the help of Rahab,   Read more » »

Crossing the Jordan River, Joshua 3:17

A miracle of God stopped the Jordan River, which was in flood, so His people the Israelites could cross over to the promised land on dry ground. God had already taken the Israelites across the Red Sea on dry land and through the desert for forty years or so. Joshua had a stone altar built out of stones from the river, one for each of the 12 tribes. This stone altar was recently found intact where the Israelites crossed the River Jordan. Although the Israelites grumbled during the desert journeys, they were more or less God-fearing until all the leaders died who had seen the crossing   Read more » »

The fall of Jericho, Joshua 5:13-15 & 6:16-27

Jericho was the first city captured by Israel under Joshua. The battle happened about 1405BC. Jericho means: - house of the moon God. Jericho has had a long history: It is one of the oldest places of continual habitation in Israel. Jesus left from here on his last walk to Jerusalem. King Herod the Great died there. Ancient Jericho was not a large city.
Background Reading: 5:13 Now it happened that while Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and much to his amazement,  Read more » »

Rahab saved from death, Joshua 6:22-25

Rahab was rescued from death because she believed in the God of the Israelites who were attacking the city of Jericho. After saving the lives of the spies Joshua had sent to spy out the city, she put a scarlet cord out of her window, which was on the side of the city wall, to mark the place where she, her father, mother, and brothers, were so that they could be saved as promised by the spies. Rahab married Nashon, a leader of the people of Judah, and they had a son whom they called Salmon, also known as Salma or Sala. He was a cousin of Caleb. Rahab is especially mentioned in several   Read more » »

Ai burns, Joshua 8:1-29

The battle to capture Ai happened in about 1405BC. Israel lost the first battle to take the city because of Achan's sin. After the sin was removed from the camp they went back and took the city, as they were now under God's protection. Ai was the second city taken by Joshua and Israel. Ai in Hebrew means: the heap or the ruin. Ali had about 12,000 inhabitants.
Background Reading: 8:1 The LORD then told Joshua, “Don’t be afraid or lose heart! Take all the fighting men with you,   Read more » »

Othniel the first Judge of Israel, Judges 3:7-11

After an oppression of eight years by the Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram Naharaim, the Israelites again cried out to the LORD, and He gave them a deliverer or Judge called Othniel. Othniel judged or ruled Israel for 40 years and was the first of seventeen Judges or rulers. Othniel, son of Kenaz, was the younger brother of Caleb and married Caleb's daughter Acsah after capturing Kiriath Sepher. Othniel in Hebrew means: Lion of God.   Read more » »
Time line of the Judges of Israel and 17 Judges of Israel

Ehud the second Judge of Israel, Judges 3:12-30

After an oppression of 18 years by the Moabites, again the Israelites cried out to the LORD, and He gave them a deliverer or Judge called Ehud. The previous Judge or ruler was Othniel. Ehud, the second Judge or Ruler of Israel, was the son of Gera the Benjamite and was left-handed. Ehud ruled Israel in peace for 80 years 1316BC-1237BC. Ehud's first act was to deceive Eglon the king of Moab into seeing him alone and then killing him with a dagger he brought for the purpose. Then he got his army to defeat the Moabites. Ehud in Hebrew means: strong.   Read more » »

Shamgar the third Judge of Israel, Judges 3:31

Shamgar was the son of Anath and from the tribe of Benjamite. He ruled for an unknown number of years. He slaughtered 600 invading Philistines with an oxgoad, a formidable weapon about 3 meters long with a sharp metal point. It was used for driving ox and other animals. Notice Shamgar used what was at hand, an oxgoad, as he had no sword, and with God he got the victory over the enemy of God and his people, the Philistines. Shamgar in Hebrew means: cupbearer, fleer.   Read more » »

Deborah the 4th Judge of Israel, Judges 4:1-24 & 5:1-31

Deborah was the only woman Judge or Ruler of Israel. She ruled about 1237BC—1198BC, she was also a prophetess. She was the wife of Lapidoth and held court under the palm tree of Deborah. Deborah seems to have held her court under the palm tree of Deborah for a number of years, this may have been for more than thirty years. She could have lived till she was over seventy years old. She must have been some woman: people came to her, she did not go to them. The palm tree of Deborah was between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim.   Read more » »

Barak the commander of the army, under Deborah the fourth Judge of Israel, Judges 4-5

He was the army commander of Israel for the 4th Judge of Israel Deborah 1237BC-1198BC. Deborah, the prophetess and fourth Judge of Israel, had a message from the Lord for Barak, her military general, to take ten thousand men from tribes of Naphtali and Zebulun. He would fight a war against Jabin, the king of Canaan, and he would win. After the battle that ensued the land had peace for the next forty years. Barak was from the tribe of Naphtali and was the son of Abinoam, a Midianite. Barak in Hebrew means: lightning.   Read more » »

Barak and Deborah, Judges 4:8-10

Deborah, the 4th Judge of Israel, asked Barak, the son of Abinoam, to help her by going out and defating Sisera, the commander of King Jabin's army. King Jabin of Canaan who reigned from Hazor was an enemy of Israel. Deborah asked Barak to lead ten thousand fighting men from two tribes of Israel - Naphtali, and Zebulun. Because Barak hesitated, Deborah warned him that Sisera would die by a woman's hand, not his. Throughout this book there is an important pattern that God gives victory through what appears to be human weakness:   Read more » »

Jael the wife of Heber took a tent peg, Judges 4:21

Barak did not do on his own what Deborah, a prophetess, and leader of Israel, wanted Barak to do, that is, lead an army of Israel. So Deborah said that a woman would have the glory of killing Sisera. Sisera was the army commander for Jabin king of Canaan who reigned from Hazor. Jael or Yael was married to Heber the Kenite. Jael or Yael in Hebrew means: Nubian Ibex.
Background Reading: 21 But Heber’s wife Jael grabbed a tent peg in one hand and a hammer in the other, crept up to him quietly, and   Read more » »

Gideon the fifth Judge of Israel, Judges 6:1 – 8:35

Gideon 5th Judge of Israel ruled Israel between 1191BC-1151BC for about 40 years. Gideon was of the tribe of Manasseh and was used by God to achieve a mighty victory over the Midianites, who had been oppressing Israel. Gideon was asked by God to get a group of fighting men. God then told him how to select these men. Following God's plan, Gideon led the Israelites to victory against their enemies. Gideon had 70 sons and many wives. The next Judge was one of his sons. Gideon in Hebrew means: feller or hewer.   Read more » »

Gideon, the fifth Judge of Israel, with God’s help gets 300 men, Judges 7:5-8

5th Judge of Israel 1191BC-1151BC 40 years. Gideon was asked by God to get a group of fighting men. God then told him how to select these men. Following God's plan, Gideon led the Israelites to victory against their enemies. Gideon in Hebrew means: feller or hewer. Gideon's father nicknamed Gideon: Jerub-Baal - let Baal contend because Gideon pulled down the Baal idol.
Background Reading: 7:5 So he brought his soldiers down to the water, and the LORD told Gideon,   Read more » »

Abimelech the sixth Judge of Israel, Judges 9:1-57

Abimelech was the son of Gideon by a concubine in Shechem. Abimelech ruled for three years from 1151BC-1149BC. He started his rule by killing the 70 sons of Gideon. In some places Gideon is also called Jerub-Baal. Gideon's youngest son escaped. Abimelech was an evil ruler by God's standards. The curse that Jotham the youngest son of Gideon spoke to Abimelech came about when God sent an evil spirit on Abimelech and the people of Shechem. Abimelech in Hebrew means: Father of the King. This Abimelech is not the same Abimelech who was the King of Gerar in Genesis.   Read more » »

The curse of Jotham, Judges 9:8-15

Jotham gave a curse against the people of Shechem and Abimelech, because they chose Abimelech, as the new Judge or King. Abimelech then killed all of his seventy brothers other than the youngest one of his brothers who escaped. Click on Abimelech for more of the story. The curse of Jotham the son of Jerub-Baal or Gideon on his half-brother Abimelech came to pass about three to five years later, when God sent an evil spirit on Abimelech and the people of Shechem.   Read more » »

Tola, the seventh 7th Judge of Israel, Judges 10:1-2

Tola was from the tribe of Issachar. He ruled for 23 years 1149BC-1129BC. Tola seems to have been raised to the position of Judge by God. He did what was asked of him by God, to rule in God's wisdom and peace for the people of Israel, and so there was no need to record anything about the events of Tola's life. Tola in Hebrew means: worm or Crimson color, i.e.the color of the kermes dye produced from a scale insect, Kermes vermilio. He lived in Shamir, in the hill country of Ephraim, even though he was from the tribe of Issachar,   Read more » »

Naomi and Ruth, Ruth 1:1-9

Naomi and her husband Elimelech and their two sons Mahlon and Kilion left Israel because of a famine. Naomi and her family were in Moab for over ten years. Elimelech, Mahlon, and Kilion all died while they were in Moab, leaving Naomi with only two daughters-in-law as a family. Naomi then made plans to go back to her people in Israel. Ruth the Moabitess, who had married one of Naomi's sons, said she would go with Naomi, her mother-in-law, to Israel. Over the next few images see how this decision of Ruth's panned out.   Read more » »

Jair the eighth Judge of Israel, Judges 10:3-5

Jair a Gileadite was Israel's Judge or ruler for twenty-two years, 1126BC-1104BC. It seems to have a peaceful time for Israel as not much is said about Jair's time as a judge or leader. Jair had thirty sons, who rode thirty donkeys, which means he had a large family and a lot of money; only the rich could have so many donkeys. A donkey back then was like an expensive car is today. Jair in Hebrew means: Jah enlightens. Jah is one the names for God. It was during this period that Boaz married Ruth. 1120BC.   Read more » »

Ruth, the great-grandmother of King David, Ruth 1:16-2:23

Ruth was the daughter-in-law of Naomi and came back with her from Moab to the land of Israel after the famine. She married Boaz about 1120BC, which was at the time of the 8th Judge or ruler Jair, and became the great-grandmother of King David. Ruth in Hebrew means: friendship. Ruth lived about 1150BC to 1100BC. Boaz in Hebrew means fleetness, strength. We can think of him as a kinsman redeemer. He redeemed Ruth just as Jesus redeemed us. Their first son Obed was the father of Jess, who was the father of King David.   Read more » »

Ruth and Boaz at the Threshing Floor, Ruth 3:1-18 and 4:13-22

Naomi was the matchmaker/mediator between Ruth and Boaz. She taught Ruth how to follow the Hebrew customs of the day to show Boaz, her husband's kinsman, that she wanted him to marry her so that her dead husband's family line could continue. The responsibility of the nearest kinsman-redeemer was to marry the widow or pass the responsibility on to the next kinsman-redeemer in line, which in this case was Boaz. The nearest kinsman-redeemer to Naomi had renounced his duties. He did not want to marry Ruth the Moabite because he would risk losing or   Read more » »

Sandal of the Kinsman Redeemer, Ruth 4:1-12

The removal of the sandal was a symbol of the transaction having taken place. By removing his sandal the kinsman redeemer means that he has given up his rights of redeeming the property and also Ruth. So Boaz the next kinsman redeemer is free to redeem now and that included marrying Ruth and redeeming her husband's property. Jesus is our kinsman redeemer. He has redeemed us from sin and is going to present us to His father as His; bride, Revelation 20:22. Boaz was from the town of Bethlehem and from the tribe of Judah.   Read more » »

Birth of Samuel, 1 Samuel 1:1-28 & 2:1-11

Samuel was born about 1105BC and was the son of Elkanah and Hannah, from the tribe of Levi. Samuel was born in answer to Hannah's prayers. Samuel's mother Hannah dedicated Samuel from birth to the Lord God and Samuel served God all his life. Samuel was asked by God to anoint two kings. First Saul as king, then David as king. In Hebrew, Samuel means: heard of God because God heard Hannah's prayers.
Background Reading: 1:1 A certain man lived in Ramathaim-zophim, which is in the hill country of Ephraim.   Read more » »

Eli the high priest and 9th Judge of Israel, 1 Samuel 1:1-8 – 4:22

Eli judged from 1107BC to 1067BC and led Israel for 40 years. He died when he was 98 years old by falling backward off his chair when he heard that the Ark of the covenant of God had been captured and that his two evil sons Hophni and Phinehas had been killed. Eli trained Samuel from a very early age. Eli in Hebrew means: Jah is high. Jah is one of the Old Testament names of God.
Background Reading: 1:1 A certain man lived in Ramathaim-zophim, which is in the hill country of Ephraim.   Read more » »

Jephthah the Gileadite the 10th Judge of Israel, Judges 11:1-15

Jephthah was the tenth Judge of Israel when their rulers were called Judges and he ruled for 6 years 1087BC-1081BC. Jephthah was from the Tribe of Manasseh. He delivered Israel from the Ammonites. At first Jephthah was rejected by his people, who later when in trouble asked for his help. Jephthah in Hebrew means: opposer.
Background Reading: 11:1 Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a valiant soldier, but he was also the son of a prostitute and   Read more » »

The only daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite, the 10th Judge of Israel, Judges 11:34-40

Jephthah made a promise before he went to war with the Ammonites. He prayed that if God would give him victory over the Ammonites, he would dedicate to God and offer in sacrifice whoever was the first to come out of his home to greet him on his return. That person was to turn out to be his only daughter. Jephthah the Gileadite judged or led Israel for six years. Then he died and was buried in the town of Gilead. Jephthah in Hebrew means: opposer.   Read more » »

Ibzan the 11th Judge or Ruler of Israel, Judges 12:8-10

Ibzan of Bethlehem from the tribe of Zebulun. Ruled for seven years - 1081BC-1073BC. Had 30 sons and 30 daughters. He gave his thirty daughters in marriage to outside his clan and brought in from outside his clan thirty brides for his sons. Ibzan died and was buried in Bethlehem. Ibzan in Hebrew means: splendid.
Background Reading: 12:8 After he died, Ibzan from Bethlehem governed Israel for ten years.   Read more » »

Elon the 12th Judge of Israel, Judges 12:11-12

Elon the Zebulunite judged Israel for ten years 1073BC-1063BC. Elon died and was buried in Aijalon in the land of Zebulun. Elon in Hebrew means: oak or strong. There are eight men named Elon in the Scriptures.
Background Reading: 12:11 Elon the Zebulunite governed Israel after him for ten years. 12 Then Elon the Zebulunite died and was buried in Aijalon within the territory of Zebulun.   Read more » »

Abdon the 13th Judge of Israel, Judges 12:13-15

Abdon was from the Tribe of Ephraim. He ruled for 8 years, from 1063BC-1058BC, and was the son of Hillel the Pirathanite. Abdon had 40 sons and 30 grandsons who rode on 70 asses or colts of donkeys. Abdon died an old man, and obtained a magnificent burial in Pirathon in Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites. There is a place in Israel today called Abdon or Avdon. Abdon in Hebrew means: service, servile.
Background Reading: 12:13 Hillel the Pirathonite’s son Abdon governed Israel after him.   Read more » »

Samson the 14th Judge of Israel, Judges 13:1-25

The strongest man in the Bible. Samson in Hebrew means: Distinguished, strong. He was from the tribe of Dan. He was the strongest man in the Bible and was Israel's 15th Judge. Samson judged Israel for 20 years, 1069BC-1049BC, read Judges chapters 13:1 to 16:31. He had a lady friend called Delilah whose name means: languishing-trouble. Removed southwest gates of Gaza, and pushed out the pillars of the house of Dagon killing those there and himself. Samson, Delilah He loves, she nags, deceives, lies Hair cut, strength expires.   Read more » »

Delilah and Samson, Judges 16:4-22

Delilah was a Philistine from the valley of Sorek and became one of Samson's wives even though she was a foreigner and not from one of the tribes of Israel. Delilah was used by the Philistines to find out the secret of Samson's great strength and persisted until Samson finally told her. Her name means languishing.
Background Reading: 16:4 After this incident, he loved a woman in Sorek Valley whose name was Delilah.   Read more » »

Delilah New Ropes, Samson the 14th Judge of Israel, Judges 16:11-12

Samson and Delilah - new ropes. After Delilah had nagged Samson for the second time, he said to her, "If you tie me up with new ropes, I will become weak. He had lied and just went his way. Why did Samson not understand what Delilah was up to? Or was God using this to bring about what was to happen in the Philistine temple to Dagon, where Samson was to kill more in that one event than he killed in the rest of his life? The Philistines were one of the enemies of Israel. Background Reading: 11 He told her, “If I’m tied up securely with new ropes that have never been used,   Read more » »

Delilah seeks, Samson the 14th Judge of Israel, Judges 16:18

After nagging day after day, Delilah finally wore Samson so that he told her everything. On the fourth time around, Delilah found out what made Samson so strong. It was his hair that had never been shaved or cut. Then she got paid for it and then had Samson's head shaved.
Background Reading: 18 When Delilah realized that he had disclosed everything to her, she sent for the Philistine officials and told them, “Hurry up and come here at once, because he has told me everything.” So the Philistine officials went to her and brought their money with them.   Read more » »

Samson sleeps, Samson the 14th Judge of Israel, Judges 16:19

Samson was put to sleep by Delilah who then had his hair cut off. This is a second or third time Samson the 14th Judge of Israel gets involved with foreign wives and gets into trouble with the Philistines. Why did Samson not understand what Delilah was up to or was God using this to get what was to happen in the Philistine temple Dagon? Even though Samson was a Nazirite and he kept parts of the vow of a Nazirite he had other weakness and one of them came out in he wanted foreign women to have sex with. God abandoned Samson when he had his hair cut off. What a shock.   Read more » »

Death of Samson, the 14th Judge of Israel, Judges 16:21-31

Samson in Hebrew means: Distinguished, strong. He was from the tribe of Dan. He was the strongest man in the Bible and was Israel's 14th Judge. Samson judged Israel for 20 years, 1069BC-1049BC. He had a lady friend called Delilah whose name means: languishing-trouble. Removed southwest gates of Gaza, and pushed out the pillars of the house of Dagon killing those there and himself. Background Reading: 16:21 Then the Philistines grabbed him, gouged out his eyes, brought him down to Gaza, tied him up in bronze chains, and made him grind grain in their prison.   Read more » »

Pillage – Levite and his Concubine, Judges 19:25-27

This is a very similar story to Genesis 19. Some men in the city wanted to "know" a visiting Levite. The owner of the house offered his virgin daughter and the concubine or mistress of the Levite so that they could "do to them whatever you wish." A Levite who lived in the hill country of Ephraim had gone to get his concubine (sometimes considered a second level wife). She had run away and returned to her father's town of Bethlehem. The man sent his concubine outside to the gang (certain sons of Belial), who proceeded to serially rape her. Consequently, she died of the attacks.   Read more » »

Daughters of Shiloh, Judges 21:20-21

After the Israelites heard the Levite's story (about chopping up his dead concubine and sending her body parts to each tribe of Israel) they vowed not to "give" their daughters in marriage to the Benjaminites. Unfortunately, the Israelites had just finished killing all the Benjamite women (non-virgin) and children in Jabeshgilead (Judges 20:48) whilst bringing back 400 virgin women to give to the Benjamites. But they were still 200 short. There were 600 Benjaminite men who survived the war with the Israelites (Judges 20:47). Ironically, the men of Benjamin were told to set an ambush,   Read more » »

Samuel the fifteenth Judge of Israel anoints two kings, 1 Samuel 10:9-27

Samuel anoints two kings. At this time it was King Saul. The people of Israel were again asking for an earthly king, whereas they were meant to have a heavenly King and His name is God. Samuel was asked by God to anoint Saul and later David as Kings of Israel. At this time Samuel was the 15th Judge of Israel and a prophet of Israel. Samuel started being a judge or leader when he was 38 years old. 1067BC-1020BC Samuel was in leadership for 47 years. The Hebrew name of Samuel means: heard of God.   Read more » »

Joel the 16th Judge of Israel, 1 Samuel 8:1-22

Joel was the first son of Samuel, 1049BC-1043BC, but was wicked. Both sons of Samuel were Judges in Beersheba. Joel, like his father Samuel, was from the tribe of Ephraim. Now that Samuel was old Israel wanted to be like the other nations and asked for a king. So Samuel anointed Saul in 1043BC to be King but God later asked Samuel to anoint David as king instead. Israel had been told that their King was to be Lord God of Heaven and Earth Joel (Vashni) in Hebrew means: JAH is God   Read more » »

Abijah the 17th Judge of Israel, 1 Samuel 8:1-22

Abijah, Samuel's second son, was also a Judge in Beersheba like his father. However, unlike his father, Abijah was evil in God's eyes. Abijah like his father Samuel was from the tribe of Ephraim. Now that Samuel was very old, Israel wanted to be like other nations and have a king instead of a judge. So Samuel under God's instructions anointed Saul in 1043BC to be King of Israel. Israel had been told that their King was to be the Lord God of Heaven and Earth. Abijah in Hebrew means: JAH is Father or My father is God.   Read more » »

Samuel the 15th Judge of Israel and also a Prophet, 1 Samuel 16:1-13

Anointed the first two kings of Israel under God's orders. This time he is asked to anoint David to be king, 1 Samuel 16:13. David was still a youth when Samuel anointed David to be king in the town of Bethlehem. The Hebrew name of Samuel means: Heard of God. The record of Samuel's life and associated events starts in 1 Samuel 1, with his birth, and continues till 1 Samuel 28:20, even though his death is recorded in 1 Samuel 25:1. Samuel was born in a small town called Ramah. After serving Eli for many years Samuel went back to the town of his birth to live,   Read more » »

17 Judges or Leaders of Israel »

1. OTHNIEL in Hebrew means: God is force - Tribe of Judah - 40 years of peace until he died - 1373BC-1334BC - Judges 3:9-11. Othniel's father Kenaz, younger brother of Caleb. Married Caleb's daughter Achsa (Achsah), which in Hebrew means: serpent-charmer, because of a promise Caleb made to his troops. 2. EHUD in Hebrew means: strong. He was the 2nd Left handed son of Gera the Benjamite 1316BC-1237BC. Peace for 80 years. Judges 3:12-30. 3. SHAMGAR in Hebrew means: cupbearer, fleer - Tribe of Benjamite - ? years. Son of Anath Judges 3:31.   Read more » »

Timeline of the Judges

Timeline of the Judges 1400BC-900BC The period of the Judges Joshua, Judges and the book of Ruth [Approximately 6 A4 pages of notes.]   Read more »
Time line of the Judges 1400BC-900BC The period of the Judges Joshua, Judges and the book of Ruth [Approximately6 A4 pages of notes.]   Read more »

Background Information – Judges of Israel

BACKGROUND NOTES and STUDY MATERIAL PAGE - See Teaching notes and Timelines:- the Judges to ask for and receive some of the material that was used in preparing 18 Judges or Rules of Israel SUMMARY OF JOSHUA Date and place: Joshua's part of the book was perhaps written at Gilgal in Canaan as the events transpired from 1646BC-1616BC how and by whom the postscript (24:29-33) was written is not known; but the Jewish tradition says that vs. 29-32 of the last chapter were added by Eleazar and   Read more » »

Resources – Judges of Israel

BOOKS: The Sequence of Events of the Old Testament- Shlma Eliezer Pub MOD Israel Publishing House Distributed By the "Jerusalem Post" ISBN -965-05 797 1984. The Macmillan Bible Atlas - Yohanan Aharoni and Michael Avi-Yonah. The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings - Dr. Edwin Thiele Pater Noster Press 1951. Jensen's Survey of the Old Testament - Irving L. Jensen. Young's Analytical Concordance. Time Lines By Zondervan Timelines of the Western Church Susan Lynn Paterson 1999 Zondervan Publishers.   Read more »

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The reigns of these three kings, King Saul, King David and King Solomon, cover a period of 120 years. Each king reigns for about 40 years. » Some of the events you will find include:-   Read more » »
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