Judges

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Judges is the sixth book of the Old Testament, which is claimed to have been written around 1000-900 BCE[1]. It is famous for both including the story of Samson and being the book that gives this wiki its name.

Contents

Summary

Passages Used As Justification by Theists

  • Respect for Other Religions?: "'you shall not make a covenant with the people of this land, but you shall break down their altars...I tell you that I will not drive them out before you; they will be thorns in your sides and their gods will be a snare to you.'" -Judges 2:2-3 Bible-icon.png

Biblical Morals

  • God helps the Israelites kill thousands of men (multiple times): "the LORD gave the Canaanites and Perizzites into their hands and they struck down ten thousand men" -Judges 1:4 Bible-icon.png
  • Is marriage between cousins allowed?: "Caleb said, 'I will give my daughter Acsah in marriage to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher.' Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, took it; so Caleb gave his daughter Acsah to him in marriage." -Judges 1:12-13 Bible-icon.png
  • The story of Jephthah -Judges 11:29-39 Bible-icon.png

Scientific Problems

  • Astrology: "From the heavens the stars fought, from their courses they fought against Sisera." -Judges 5:20 Bible-icon.png
  • Talking Trees: "One day the trees went out to anoint a king for themselves..." -Judges 9:8 Bible-icon.png

Inconsistencies and the Nature of God

  • Can Women be leaders?: "Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time" -Judges 4:4 Bible-icon.png
  • Is God omnipotent?: "The LORD was with the men of Judah. They took possession of the hill country, but they were unable to drive the people from the plains, because they had iron chariots." -Judges 1:19 Bible-icon.png
  • Is God the only god?: "They forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They provoked the LORD to anger because they forsook him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths." -Judges 2:12-13 Bible-icon.png
    • The Israelites "prostituted themselves to other gods and worshiped them" -Judges 2:17 Bible-icon.png
    • "If Baal really is a god, he can defend himself when someone breaks down his altar" -Judges 6:31 Bible-icon.png
  • Yahweh drinks?, Or does Dionysus exist?: "Should I give up my wine, which cheers both gods and men" -Judges 9:13 Bible-icon.png
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