Enter Deborah

Judges 4. has a lot of action.  First as I mentioned Ehud dies, then we are quickly introduced to Deborah, the wife of Lappidoth (the H is not pronounced) who is also a judge.  This is all said so quickly and perfunctorily that we have to think that this fourth judge (i.e. Judges 4) being a … Continue reading Enter Deborah

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