Stories of successful warfare and of temporary leaders (see Abimelech; Ehud; Gideon; Jephthah) form an introduction to the institution of the Israelite monarchy, an epoch of supreme importance in biblical history.
II), 40 years; Ehud (iii.
4 Namely, Moses (in the wilderness), Joshua, Othniel, Ehud, Deborah, Gideon, Jephthah, Samson, Eli, Samuel, Saul and David.
Ehud (q.v.) of Benjamin or Ephraim freed Israel from the Moabite oppression.
Thus, in the story of Ehud and the defeat of Moab only iii.
27) agrees with what is told of the tribe's warriors (see Ehud, Saul, Jonathan).