Childrens book ERA 1194BC - 1105BC
GIDEON'S wives were many, and when he died he left seventy sons.
One of these, Abimelech, went to his mother's people in Shechem and said to them:
"Do you want all those seventy sons of Gideon to reign over you?
Would you not rather it were I alone, who am your near...
THEN Jotham ran away and he went to live in Beer, for fear of his brother Abimelech.
After three years Abimelech quarrelled with the men of Shechem who had raised him to power,and Abimelech destroyed them.
But as he was besieging a tower within the city of Thebez,
a woman cast a...
JEPHTHAH, the son of Gilead, was a mighty man of valour.
He was a soldier of fortune who had been cast off by his brothers and therefore lived apart from them in the land of Tob.
When the Ammonites made war against Israel,
the people turned to Jephthah
and asked him to be their...
FOR forty years the people of Israel were enslaved by the Philistines because of their evil ways in the sight of the Lord.
There was a man called Manoah of the family of the Danites, and he had no children.
The angel of the Lord appeared to his wife and told her that she was to have...
He caught three hundred foxes and tied them tail to tail,
and fixed torches between their tails.
Then he set fire to the torches and let the foxes go to run among the cornfields of the Philistines.
The shocks and the standing corn, the vineyards,
and the olives all...
Samson loved a woman whose name was Delilah.
The leaders of the Philistines came to her
and said: "Coax him and learn what gives him his great strength,
and by what means we may triumph over him, so that we may bind him and humble him.
For this we will give...
Gradually the hair of his head began to grow again.But the Philistines did not notice.
They gathered together to offer a great sacrifice to dagon, their god, and to rejoice.
They said: "Our god has delivered Samson our enemy into our hands."
When they saw Samson they praised...
IT happened, in the old days when the judges ruled Israel,
that there was a famine in the land.
And a certain man of Bethlehem of Judah went to stay in the country of Moab,
he and his wife and his two sons.
The name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife was...
It happened that Boaz came from Bethlehem and said to the reapers:
"The Lord be with you."
And they answered him: "The Lord bless you."
Then Boaz said to the servant who was in charge of the reapers: "Whose girl is that?"
The servant in charge of the reapers answered and said: "It...
Then Naomi said to Ruth: "My daughter, I must seek peace that all may be well with you. Boaz, with whose maidens you have been working, is our kinsman and can help you.
Tonight he is winnowing barley on the threshing floor.
Wash and anoint yourself and put on your best robe and...
In the meantime Boaz went up to the gate
and there he met Ruth's kinsman and called him to stop
and take counsel with him and with ten elders of the city.
Boaz said to the kinsman: "Naomi has returned from the land of Moab and is selling a piece of land which belonged to...