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.
See further Ehud.
27) agrees with what is told of the tribe's warriors (see Ehud, Saul, Jonathan).
28 sqq., while the Septuagint appends to the close of Joshua the beginning of the story of Ehud (Judges iii.
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.
Although the pre-monarchical age is viewed as one of kinglike " judges," the chiefs are rather local heroes (so Ehud, Gideon, Jephthah), and the boisterous giant Samson (Judg.
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