(whom God sets free), A judge about B.C. 1143-1137. His history is contained in (Judges 11:1; Judges 12:8) He was a Gileadite, the son of Gilead and a concubine. Driven by the legitimate sons from his father’s inheritance, he went to Tob and became the head of a company of freebooters in a debatable land […]

-(A judge (leader, hero) of Israel) -Illegitimate, and therefore not entitled to inherit his father’s property Jud 11:1,2 -Escapes the violence of his half-brothers; lives in the land of Tob Jud 11:3 -Recalled from the land of Tob by the elders of Gilead Jud 11:5 -Made captain of the army Jud 11:5-11 -Made head of […]

Whom God sets free, or the breaker through, a “mighty man of valour” who delivered Israel from the oppression of the Ammonites (Judg. 11:1-33), and judged Israel six years (12:7). He has been described as “a wild, daring, Gilead mountaineer, a sort of warrior Elijah.” After forty-five years of comparative quiet Israel again apostatized, and […]