judges


judges
The archetypal judge was Moses, who delegated some judicial responsibilities to local officials (Deut. 16:18–20; 17:2–13). Before the monarchy there was no standing army in Israel and charismatic leaders arose who acted with courage and earned respect, and were called judges. The best-known were Deborah, Gideon, and Samson. There were also others, often called ‘minor judges’ (Judg. 10:1–5; 12:8–15). Their relation to the charismatic judges is not clear.

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  • Judges —     Judges     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Judges     The seventh book of the Old Testament, second of the Early Prophets of the Hebrew canon.     I. TITLE     The Hebrew name of the book was transliterated by Origen Safateím, and by St. Jerome… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Judges — 1 Judges 2 Judges 3 Judges 4 Judges 5 Judges 6 Judges 7 Judges 8 Judges 9 Judges 10 Judges 11 Judges 12 Judges 13 …   The King James version of the Bible

  • judges — index tribunal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Judges — [juj′iz] n. a book of the Bible telling the history of the Jews from the death of Joshua to the birth of Samuel: abbrev. Judg, Jg, Jgs, or Jud …   English World dictionary

  • Judges 2 — 1 And an angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you. 2 And ye shall make no… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Judges — noun a book of the Old Testament that tells the history of Israel under the leaders known as judges • Syn: ↑Book of Judges • Instance Hypernyms: ↑book • Part Holonyms: ↑Prophets, ↑Nebiim, ↑Old Testament …   Useful english dictionary

  • Judges — /juj iz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) a book of the Bible containing the history of Israel under the judges and covering the period between the death of Joshua and the accession to the throne by Saul. Abbr.: Jud. * * * …   Universalium

  • Judges — n. 7th book of the Old Testament that tells the history of Israel under political and religious leaders known as the judges …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Judges — Officials in a tournament responsible for upholding the spirit and the rules determined by the sponsor. Charnay and King Renй both refer to the judges as diseurs …   Medieval glossary

  • Judges — Judg•es [[t]ˈdʒʌdʒ ɪz[/t]] n. (used with a sing. v.) bib a book of the Bible containing the history of Israel under the judges, covering the period from the death of Joshua to the accession of Saul …   From formal English to slang