The book of Judges is the sequel to Joshua. It is the seventh book of the Old Testament. It recounts stories and events from the death of the hebrew leader and prophet Joshua to the birth of the hebrew Samuel. That is roughly, from the end of the Israelite conquest of Canan in the 13th Century B.C to the beginning of the monarchy in the 11 th century B.C. It tells about the hebrews from Joshua’s Death to the time of Samuel. It was written in about 550 BC, on tablets named the Ras Shamra tablets. The Ras Shamra tablets where later discovered in the early 20th Century, even though the stories and acountings of the judges where already known and written. The book of Judges belongs to a specific historical tradition which is called the Deuteronomic history. The author of the book of Judges, was in exile in Babylonia. While in exile he was deeply concerned with foreign domination. So he wrote many of his stories on the migration of the tribe of Dan to the North and the sins of the Benjamites. The author emphasized that Israel was being influenced by foreign powers and the loss of freedom and prosperity. Recurring throughout the book is the stereotyped formula: “The people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the lord.” Then after each period or subjection the author introduces another formula: “ But when the people of Israel cried the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliverer for the people. Through-out the book, the book of judges tells about prophets, rulers and influential people such as: Othniel, Ehud, Shamgar, Deborah, Gideon, Tilian and Samson. There are also many more minor people. The name of the book is very deceptive, because there weren’t any judges at all, nor any judges notified of this book been written. The word Judges was actually a translation for the hebrew word “Shofet” which signifies a ruler or a great military ruler, which through out the book, influential people such as Samson and or even
Judges 1-7, 9, 11 – The book of Judges appears to pick up after the death of Joshua, but it does recount a few events that occurred in Joshua’s time. However, these events are portrayed in a much different way. Instead of the Promised Land being totally under the control of the Israelites, there are people groups and areas of the land that have yet to be conquered. The writer justifies this difference by explaining that YHWH let those people live so as to be a test for the Israelites – will they….
12 March 2013
Don’t judge a book by its cover
I tend to judge people to quickly without even knowing anything about them. I was always told “don’t judge a book by its cover”, by English proverbs, which is true. You cannot tell what is on the inside just by looking at the outside of things, and I never know what that person is going through in life to be able to judge them just on looks.
I sometimes judge my friends in ways that I should judge them. I judge them by their actions. For example….
Giselle Pineda December 3, 2012
English 10 Mrs.Riolo
Don’t Judge A Book by Its Cover
Never judge a book by its cover; it’s just what helps attract the attention of our tricky eyes. There is ninety-nine percent more to what you see with your human eyes and the rest of your four senses than you think. Do not rely on your senses alone to make decisions or place judgment. The short story, “The False Gems” by Guy de Maupassant, is about a woman named….
October 29, 2013
Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover
He may be looking corny by wearing bulky goggles or a lab coat, but Dr.Horrible isn’t what he seems. Dr.Horrible is, for one, determined. He has set a plan on how to get himself into The Evil League of Evil by assembling his Freeze-Ray and defeating his nemesis, Captain Hammer. But before he is able to assemble the Freeze-Ray, he has to steal the final “ingredient”, the Wonderflonium. Which leads me to Dr.Horrible’s second characteristic, jealous….
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Write a letter to Your Teacher: Introduction & Body Paragraph
It has been said that "you can't judge a book by its cover." This means that you cannot evaluate things by the externals. You should know what's on the inside. This statement is true. We can see that if we analyze the setting and the character in the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Both of these literary elements help us to see that you should never evaluate things by the externals.
Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover
Have you ever been judge just from your appearance? Well I have, so many times. I believe that everyone shouldn’t be judge by their looks, get to know them first. Everyone must have at least heard the quote, “don’t judge a book by its cover,” because it’s just the same thing, don’t judge a person by its appearance. People have been judge by their race and who they are. You should at least ask, or get to know them first before you start saying something.
“Never judge a book by its cover.”
Many people look at someone or something and make an assumption right away by their first thought. For example, if you see a man on the streets, who is in dirty sweatpants, he has not shaven in a while and he looks dirty; you automatically think he’s homeless. Right there, you judged him without even thinking twice about why he may look like that. Every day people judge something by its appearance. That is what this quote means. Never judge something by its….
should “never judge a book by its cover”. Some examples of what she meant are: the color of someone’s skin, the way they dress, the type of car they drive, anything that might give false impressions, either both good or bad. For the majority of my life, I had lived by that rule; kept it engrained in my mind, but when it came to the men in my life, well the cover was everything. When it came to men I was a student of Oscar Wilde who coined the phrase “It is only the shallow who do not judge by appearances….
“Don’t judge a book by its cover”. Have you ever heard this idiom? It means not to judged people or things by what they look like from the outside. May be you will wonder why I start this article with this idiom. Hmm.. let me share a bit of my life lesson about some people judge me by my appearance.
This is a story about 3 years ago. I ride her scooter to college .One day, after finish my tenpin bowling training at Summit BP, I went to BP Mall with one of my team mate to buy a birthday present for….
Never judge a book by its cover
Professor Donna Strong
October 13, 2013
In this discussion, information will be provided to gain understanding of why it is important not to judge individuals….