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Judges Tola and Jair

10:1 And after Abimelechאֲבִימֶלֶךְ
(/əˈbɪməˌlɛk/;’Ǎḇīmeleḵ) was the king of Shechem and a son of biblical judge Gideon. His name can best be interpreted as “my father is king”,claiming the inherited right to rule.
there rose up to defend Israel Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar ; and he lived in Shamir in mount Ephraim.

10:2 And he judged Israel twenty three years, and died, and was buried in Shamir.
10:3 And after him rose up Jair, a Gileadite, and judged Israel twenty two years.
10:4 And he had thirty sons that rode on thirty ass colts, and they had thirty cities, which are called Havothjair to this day, which [are] in the land of Gileadגִּלְעָד
or Gilad (/ˈɡɪliəd/; Gilʿāḏ) is the ancient, historic, biblical name of the mountainous northern part of the region of Transjordan. The region is bounded in the west by the Jordan River, in the north by the deep ravine of the river Yarmouk and the region of Bashan, and in the southwest by what were known during antiquity as the “plains of Moab”, with no definite boundary to the east.
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10:5 And Jair died, and was buried in Camon.

Again Israel serves Baalim and Ashtaroth


10:6 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and served Baalim (From Easton’s Bible Dictionary) — plural of Baal; images of the god Baal (Judges 2:11; 1 Samuel 7:4)., and Ashtaroth (assh’ tuhrahth) is the plural form of Ashtoreth, a Canaanite goddess of fertility, love, and war and the daughter of the god El and the goddess Asherah. — This exchanging of vowels formed the word Ashtoreth. The Greek form of the name is Astarte., and the gods of Syria, and the gods of Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the children of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines, and forsook YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and served not him.

The misery of Israel


10:7 And the anger of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
was hot against Israel, and he sold them into the hands of the Philistines, and into the hands of the children of Ammon.
10:8 And that year they vexed and oppressed the children of Israel eighteen years, all the children of Israel that [were] on the other side Jordan in the land of the Amorites, which [is] in Gileadגִּלְעָד
or Gilad (/ˈɡɪliəd/; Gilʿāḏ) is the ancient, historic, biblical name of the mountainous northern part of the region of Transjordan. The region is bounded in the west by the Jordan River, in the north by the deep ravine of the river Yarmouk and the region of Bashan, and in the southwest by what were known during antiquity as the “plains of Moab”, with no definite boundary to the east.
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10:9 Moreover the children of Ammon crossed over Jordan to fight also against Judah, and against Benjamin, and against the house of Ephraim ; so that Israel was sore distressed.
10:10 And the children of Israel cried to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, saying, We have sinned against ya’ll , both because we have forsaken our God, and also served Baalim (From Easton’s Bible Dictionary) — plural of Baal; images of the god Baal (Judges 2:11; 1 Samuel 7:4)..
10:11 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
said to the children of Israel, [Didn’t I deliver you] from the Egyptians, and from the Amorites, from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines ?
10:12 The Zidonians also, and the Amalekitesעֲמָלֵק
(/ˈæməlɛk/;’Ămālēq, Arabic: عماليق ‘Amālīq) was a nation described in the Hebrew Bible as a staunch enemy of the Israelites. The name “Amalek” can refer to the nation’s founder, a grandson of Esau; his descendants, the Amalekites; or the territories of Amalek, which they inhabited. In some rabbinical interpretations, Amalek is etymologised as am lak, ‘a people who lick (blood)’ For more info click here
, and the Maonites, did oppress you; and ya’ll cried to me, and I delivered you out of their hand.
10:13 Yet ya’ll have forsaken me, and served other gods wherefore I will deliver you no more.
10:14 Go and cry to the gods which ya’ll have chosen ; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.
10:15 And the children of Israel said to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, We have sinned do you to us what ever seems good to ya’ll ; deliver us only, we pray ya’ll , this day.
10:16 And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.
10:17 Then the children of Ammon were gathered together, and encamped in Gileadגִּלְעָד
or Gilad (/ˈɡɪliəd/; Gilʿāḏ) is the ancient, historic, biblical name of the mountainous northern part of the region of Transjordan. The region is bounded in the west by the Jordan River, in the north by the deep ravine of the river Yarmouk and the region of Bashan, and in the southwest by what were known during antiquity as the “plains of Moab”, with no definite boundary to the east.
. And the children of Israel assembled themselves together, and encamped in Mizpeh.
10:18 And the people [and] princes of Gileadגִּלְעָד
or Gilad (/ˈɡɪliəd/; Gilʿāḏ) is the ancient, historic, biblical name of the mountainous northern part of the region of Transjordan. The region is bounded in the west by the Jordan River, in the north by the deep ravine of the river Yarmouk and the region of Bashan, and in the southwest by what were known during antiquity as the “plains of Moab”, with no definite boundary to the east.
said one to another, What man [is he] that will begin to fight against the children of Ammon ? he shall be head over all the inhabitants of Gileadגִּלְעָד
or Gilad (/ˈɡɪliəd/; Gilʿāḏ) is the ancient, historic, biblical name of the mountainous northern part of the region of Transjordan. The region is bounded in the west by the Jordan River, in the north by the deep ravine of the river Yarmouk and the region of Bashan, and in the southwest by what were known during antiquity as the “plains of Moab”, with no definite boundary to the east.
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