All Blog Posts Tagged 'judges' (5)

The Go-Backs and the Left-Behinders

The Go-Backs Post Exile Jerusalem

Ezra 1:1 to 9:1



1:1 During the very first year under the rule of King Cyrus, the new king of Persia, the Jews enslaved in Babylon got some excellent news. The king posted a written public notice that read as follows: …





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Added by Brad Snowder on September 30, 2012 at 11:56am — No Comments

The Lion, The Switch, and Thirty Wardrobes

Huckleberry Hound - Lion Tamer Huck (1959) Samson and the Foxes

Judges 13:3 to 16:1



13:1 Again the children of Israel were being bad little children from the Lord's point of view. So he had the Philistines conquer and rule over them for forty years. Meanwhile a childless couple of the tribe of Dan was visited by one of the Lord’s…
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Added by Brad Snowder on July 15, 2012 at 11:04am — No Comments

The Branch Manager

Treebeard - Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers (2002) Abimelech and Jephthah

Judges 9:1 to 12:1




9:1 A chaotic power struggle ensued following Gideon’s death and through various manipulations and lots of murders Gideon’s son Abimelech managed to get himself crowned king. Meanwhile Abimelech’s…
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Added by Brad Snowder on July 8, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments

It’s Not a Perfect Science

Doc Brown in Back to the Future (1985) Gideon’s Fleece

Judges 6:1 to 8:27



6:1 The Lord got angry with the Israelites again so he helped the king of Midian take control of the tribes. The brutal oppression of the Midianites caused many of the Israelites to head for the hills and hide out in caves and such. Things looked pretty bleak…

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Added by Brad Snowder on July 1, 2012 at 10:28am — No Comments

Order in the Court

No fair peeking. Ehud and Deborah

Judges 1:1 to 5:26



1:1 The Israelite tribes each were given their own territory to live in, but occasionally they continued to kill remaining Canaanites indiscriminately, or run them off their land, or tax them severely and cut off their kings' thumbs and big toes and…

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Added by Brad Snowder on June 24, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments

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