The King Of The Bible

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It’s recorded in the Bible that there were judges. Judges were different in the Bible compared to judges now in the twenty first century. Judges back then were deliverers chosen by God to deliver Israel’s people from their enemies. Judges now are public officials chosen to decide cases in a court of law. Othniel The first well known judge in the Bible was Othniel. Othniel is first spoken about in Judges 1:13. Othniel is the son Kenaz who was the younger brother of Caleb. Othniel married Aksah the daughter of Caleb. God called on Othniel to rescue Israel because Israel weren’t serving God they had been serving Baals & Asherahs. God was so enraged that he led them into the hands of Chushan-Rishathaim the king of Aram for eight years. Then…show more content…
Deborah The forth judge was Deborah who was the first & only female judge in the Bible. Deborah was called upon by God to rescue the Israelites. The Israelites did evil so God put them in the hands of Jabin the king of Canaan who cruelly oppressed the Israelites for twenty years. Then the Israelites cried to God for help. Deborah was the wife of Lappidoth & was chosen by God to rescue the Israelites. Deborah sent for Barak the son of Abinoam into Naphtali & told him “The God of Israel commands you to go & take ten thousand men of Naphtali & Zebulun & lead them up to Mount Tabor. While I lead Sisera, the commander of Jabin’s army, with his chariots & his troops to the Kishon River & give him into your hands.” & they did as was said. Barak pursued the chariots & his army & all of Sisera’s troops fell onto their swords; not a man was left. Sisera on the other hand had left on foot to Jael’s tent. Jael let Sisera enter & covered him with a blanket & gave him something to drink. Sisera told Jael to stand in the doorway to insure if anyone had come by & asked her if anyone was there say no. Jael took a tent peg & a hammer. While Sisera was fast asleep Jael drove a tent peg through Sisera’s temple into the ground & he died. God subdued the king of Canaan before the Israelites & eventually the Israelites destroyed the king of Canaan then the land had peace for forty years. Gideon Gideon was the fifth judge to be called to rescue the Israelites
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