The Judge Shamgar

Who is Shamgar?  Besides being the third Judge of Israel what else do we know about? He was a labouring man, a tiller of the ground, and it is thought that on account of the exploit recorded of him in the text he was raised to dignity. According to the Song of Deborah (Judges v. … Continue reading The Judge Shamgar

Judges: The ox-goad saves Israel

Judges 3:31 Shamgar son of Anath came after Ehud. Using a cattle prod, he killed six hundred Philistines single-handedly. He too saved Israel.  -- The Message. Shamgar used the same implement that Ehud had used, the "ox-goad" to save Israel in this chapter of action punched drama, so I wondered what this ox-goad was not … Continue reading Judges: The ox-goad saves Israel