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How many judges were there? Otheniel, Deborah, Ehud, Sampson, etc. How many were there in all? Thanks for your help.





Dear Daniel,

I count 13 judges

  • Othniel, the son of Kenaz from the tribe of Judah (3:7-11)
  • Ehud, the son of Gerah from the tribe of Benjamin (3:12-30)
  • Shamgar, the son of Anath from the tribe of Levi (3:31)
  • Deborah (and Barak) (4:1-5:31)
  • Gideon (also named Jerubbaal), the son of Joash from the tribe of Manasseh (6:1-8:32)
  • Abimelech, the son of Gideon (8:33-9:57)
  • Tola, the son of Puah from the tribe of Issachar (10:1-2)
  • Jair, from the tribe of Gilead (10:3-5)
  • Jephthah, the son of Gilead from Gilead (10:6-12:7)
  • Ibzan, from the tribe of Judah (12:8-10)
  • Elon, from the tribe of Zebulun (12:11-12)
  • Abdon, the son of Hillel, the Piratoni, from the tribe of Ephraim (12:13-15)
  • Samson, the son of Manoah, from the tribe of Dan (13:1-16:31)






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