Loading…
Elon judges Israel
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The military leaders “raised up” by Yahweh to deliver the people of Israel from their enemies. The biblical record of the period of Judges comes from the book of Judges and from the first 12 chapters of 1 Samuel (1 Sam 1–12).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Judge, Role in Israel
Judge, Role in Israel The military leaders “raised up” by Yahweh to deliver the people of Israel from their enemies. The biblical record of the period of Judges comes from the book of Judges and from the first 12 chapters of 1 Samuel (1 Sam 1–12).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Judges
Judges. The judges were temporary and special deliverers, sent by God to deliver the Israelites from their oppressors; not supreme magistrates, succeeding to the authority of Moses and Joshua. Their power only extended over portions of the country, and some of them were contemporaneous. Their first work
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Judges
JUDGES. There is a restricted sense of the word judge, in which it refers to that person who presided over the affairs of the Hebrews in the period between Joshua and the accession of Saul.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Judges, the
JUDGES, THE — military heroes or deliverers who led the nation of Israel against their enemies during the period between the death of Joshua and the establishment of the kingship. The stories of their exploits are found in the Book of Judges.During the period of the judges, from about 1380–1050 b.c.,
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Judges of Israel
Judges of Israel (Hebr. Shophetim) were the rulers, chiefs, leaders of Israel, from Josue to Saul. The office of the Hebrew Judge was for life, but the succession was not always constant. There were anarchies, or intervals, during which the commonwealth was without rulers. There were likewise long intervals
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Judges
Judʹges, temporary and special deliverers sent by God to deliver the Israelites from their oppressors. Their power only extended over portions of the country, and some of them were contemporaries. Though their first work was that of deliverers and leaders in war, yet after a deliverance they administered
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books
Judges
JUDGESThe term judges usually refers to named individuals in the book of *Judges: Othniel, Ehud, Shamgar, Barak and Deborah, Gideon (also named Jerubbaal), Tola, Jair, Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon, Abdon, and Samson. The deeds done by these figures are described in Judges 3:7–16:31, and also summarized at
Key passages
Jdg 12:11–12

After him Elon the Zebulunite judged Israel, and he judged Israel ten years. Then Elon the Zebulunite died and was buried in Aijalon in the land of Zebulun.

See also
Participants
Setting
Topics & Themes