God calls Gideon
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).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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. 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 — 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
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