Who were the Judges?
A. “The Judges” were the leaders of the Jewish people for close to 350 years of Jewish history. The fifteen Judges, shoftim (pronounced...
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What do BCE and CE stand for?
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Nazirites and Nunneries
The mightiest man in the Bible was, of course, Samson. He took on the most savage of beasts and leveled a stadium with his bare hands. In the end, Samson...
Timeline of Jewish History
Chapter 1The New World [numbers on the left hand side correspond to the Jewish calendar which begins with the year '1' - creation of the world -...
Joshua, the successor to Moses and conqueror of the Land of Israel, was born in the year 2406, and lived 110 years. His leadership of his people lasted...
It was a month after Moses' death, and the Jews prepared themselves for the invasion of Canaan. True, it was the "Promised Land,"...
Jair the Gileadite, who had judged Israel for twenty-two years, died in the year 2764, and gradually the Jews again reverted to the worship of idols and...
The Mighty Samson
For forty long and bitter years, with few intermissions, the Jews had been feeling the crushing weight of Philistine oppression, nor being able to win a...
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