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Judges Questions

  1. Gideon assembled 32,000 troops to confront Israel's foes, but God told him he didn't need that many. How many men did actually fight the Midianites?

a) 30,000 b) 3,000 c) 300 d) 30

  • 300
  1. "God, according to His word, gave the Israelites victory against the Canaanites' army when Deborah was the Judge. Sisera, the Canaanite commander, fled and took refuge in the tent of Heber, a Canaanite ally. Heber's wife, on the other hand, killed Sisera in the tent. What was her name, exactly?"
  • Jedidah, Jezebel, Jochebed, jael
  • jael
  1. "After Ehud's reign, the Israelites rebelled against God once more. God punished them by allowing the Canaanite King Jabin to afflict them for a period of 20 years. What distinguished the 4th Judge, who assisted in the defeat of the Canaanites? "

a) 4th Judge who was the only non-Israelite Judge b) 4th Judge who the only judge from the tribe of Levi c) 4th Judge who was the only child judge d) 4th Judge who was the only female judge

  • d) "Deborah was the fourth judge, who was a prophetess, judge, and warrior. She urged Israel’s men to battle the Canaanites, promising that God would provide them victory. She fought to defeat Jabin the king of Canaan."
  1. "The Israelites were once again harassed by adversaries, this time the Ammonites. Jephthah, the Judge who fought the Ammonites, pledged to God before the battle that if he triumphed, he would sacrifice the first thing he saw when he came back home. When he arrived after winning the war, what's the first thing he saw? " Judges 11:39-40

a) His Daughter b) his wife c) His son d) His mother

  • a)
  1. What was the symbol of Samson's strength? a) never cutting his finger nails b) never cutting his hair c) never eating fish d) never eating meat
  • b) never cutting his hair
  1. "This judge had thirty sons, each of whom rode thirty donkeys, and they owned thirty cities in Gilead? " a) Jair b) Elon c) Abdon d) Ibzan
  • a)

    Jair was a person of great riches and power.

  1. "In the Book of Judges, how many judges are mentioned?"

a) 16 b) 15 c) 14 d) 13 e) 12 f) 11 g) 10

  • e)12
  1. "The name of this judge from the tribe of Zebulun means "oak tree" or "strong". "

a) Jephtha b) Shamgar c) Elon d) Othniel

  • Judges 12:11-12 c)Elon
  1. "With an oxgoad, this judge killed 600 Philistines and saved Israel."
  • Judges 3:31, Shamgar
  1. "This judge had 40 sons and 30 grandsons who rode on 70 ass colts or donkeys. He was the 11th judge of Israel."

a) Tola b) Ibzan c) Jair d) Abdon

  • d) Judges 12:14 "Abdon was very affluent and influential. He restored order in Israel after the catastrophic civil war between the Gileadites and Ephraimites. " "Abdon was very affluent and influential. He restored order in Israel after the catastrophic civil war between the Gileadites and Ephraimites. " He led Israel eight years.
  1. How many troops where originally assembled to Gideon before God directed him in reducing its size?

a) 64,000 b) 32,000 c) 16,000 d) 8,000

  • b) 32,000 Judges 7:3)
  1. "In the Book of Judges, how many judges are mentioned?"

a) 7 b) 12 c) 10 d) 21

  • b) 12 "Othniel, Ehud, Shamgar, Deborah, Gideon, Tolah, Jair, Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon, Abdon, and Samson were the names of the judges. Although some consider Abimelech to be the 13th judge, he is not traditionally listed among the judges and is considered a usurper."
  1. "The name of this judge means "Crimson Worm" or "Scarlet Stuff". He succeeded Abimelech, who was the son of Gideon's concubine, whose three-year reign of terror threw Israel into chaos."

a) Tola b) Elon c) Abdon d) Sisera

  • a) Judges 10:1,2 "After the time of Abimelek, a man of Issachar named Tola son of Puah, the son of Dodo, rose to save Israel. He lived in Shamir, in the hill country of Ephraim." He led Israel twenty-three years; then he died, and was buried in Shamir.
  1. Why wouldn't Abimelech be listed as a 13th judge?
  • Abimelech considered a usurper? He was the son of Gideon. He sought to rule over Shechem by killing all the other sons of Gideon who were all salain except for gideon's youngest son, Jotham. Abimlech rulled for 3 years before a conspiracy rose against him and overthrew him. A civil war broke out, leading to a battle at a town called Thebez where Abimelech surrounded the leaders of the city in a tower and approached with the intention of burning it down. However, a woman in the tower heroically dropped a large rock on Abimelech's head and cracked his skull. Nearing death, he called out to a comrade to stab him as being killed by a woman was considered disgraceful in that time. This was an appropriate end for Abimelech's malevolent regime and the evil he had committed against his own brothers and people. In contrast to the positive lead of his father, Abimelech focused on his own personal gain, hurting many in the process.
  1. From What tribe did Ehud come?
  • Benjamin (son of my right hand), and Ehud was left-handed
  1. According to Judges 1:13, who is the uncle/brother of Othniel?
  • Caleb
  1. Before Joshua died, Israel overthrew the king of Bezek. What was his name?
  • Adoni-Bezek Judges 1:4-5
  1. Ehud, described as "a Benjamite, a left-handed man." Ehud freed the Israelites from the Moabite king Eglon by bringing tribute into the palace, then assassinating the king in his private chamber. How did Ehud then escape from the palace and all the guards?
  • Judges 3 He locked the chamber door, and the servants assumed Eglon was relieving himself and so didn't know he had been killed until well after Ehud had left.
  1. What did the whole Benjamite war start over?
  • Judges 19 The deceased woman of the Levite.
  1. Who was Deborah married to?
  • Judges 4:4 Lapidoth
  1. After Joshua died this tribe was the first to go against the Canaanites.
  • Judah Judges 1:1
  1. According to Judges chapter 2, how did the Israelites respond after the Angel (Messenger) of the LORD spoke to them and what did they name this where the Lord appeared to them?
  • Answer: They wept or cried.

The Angel or Messenger of the LORD (Theophany) spoke to the Israelites and told them how He brought them out of Egyptian slavery. He reminded them how He asked them to not make a treaty with the Canaanites, but they didn't obey Him. God told the Israelites that because they disobeyed Him, He wouldn't force the people out and their gods would become a trap for the Israelites. When they heard the words of the holy God, they wept because they were ashamed and remorseful.

The Israelites named the area where the Angel of the LORD appeared to them "Bochim", which means "those who cry", according to the Names of God (NOG) translation.

  1. How was Adoni-Bezek punished by Israel?
  • Answer: Judges 1:6 They cut off his thumbs and big toes
  1. "Eg´lon the king of Mo´ab grow strong against Israel ... he gathered against them the sons of Am´mon and Am´a·lek. Then they went and struck Israel and took possession of the city of palm trees." -Judges 3:12,13 How long after this were the Israelites servants of Mo'ab?
  • Judges 3:14 18
  1. 19 Who was the captain of King Jabin's army?
  • Answer: Judges 4:7, Sisera
  1. Othniel received the daughter of Caleb to wife after he defeated who?
  • Kirjathsepher, Judges 1:12-13

What does the word translated "judges" most nearly mean? Answer: Saviors

The judges were, at a minimum, people who delivered (or saved) Israel from its oppressors. Many of them also served as rulers of the people. From Quiz: Judges

22 What judge was left-handed? Answer: Ehud

Ehud was left-handed, a trait that was considered a handicap at this time. God used his left-handedness to bring victory to the Israelites. He ruled in conjunction with Shamgar. His period is detailed in Judges 3:12-31. From Quiz: When the Judges Ruled Israel 23 According to Judges chapter 11, Jephthah's half-brothers told him that he wouldn't receive any inheritance from their father, because his mother was considered a woman of ill repute. According to the Living Bible and several other translations, what type of woman was Jephthah's mother? Answer: A prostitute

Judges 11:1-3, the Living Bible (TLB): "Now Jephthah was a great warrior from the land of Gilead, but his mother was a prostitute. His father (whose name was Gilead) had several other sons by his legitimate wife, and when these half brothers grew up, they chased Jephthah out of the country. 'You son of a whore!' they said. 'You'll not get any of our father's estate.' So Jephthah fled from his father's home and lived in the land of Tob. Soon he had quite a band of malcontents as his followers, living off the land as bandits."

The chapter goes on to state that after a while, the elders of Gilead (his brothers, I presume) asked Jephthah to be their army commander. They were in a war with the Ammonites. Jepthtah questioned their motives at first, but then they made an agreement before God. He successfully led their army.

Some translations, such as the New King James Version (NKJV), use "harlot." In addition to the TLB, other translations that use the exact word "prostitute" include the Amplified Bible (AMP), the Christian Standard Bible (CSB), the English Standard Version (ESV), and the Names of God Bible (NOG), to name a few. Although "harlot" and "prostitute" are synonyms, there is apparently a distinction because a "harlot" is any promiscuous woman--she may or may NOT get paid for it--while a "prostitute" is a woman who has sex for money.

Question submitted by Ceduh From Quiz: Here Come the Judges, Here Come the Judges 24 How old was Joshua when he died? Answer: 110

Judges 2:8. After Joshua's death, the children of Israel began to sin. Thus beginning the era of the Judges. From Quiz: BT: the Period of the Judges 25 This judge is only mentioned twice in the whole Bible. He is known for killing 600 Philistines with an ox-goad. Answer: Shamgar

Judges 3:31, "After Ehud came Shamgar son of Anath, who struck down six hundred Philistines with an oxgoad. He too saved Israel."

An oxgoad is a farmers tool for getting ox to move. It was usually about 8 feet long and had a pointy end. In desperate times, they were sometimes used as spears. Your options: [ Shamgar ] [ Tola ] [ Jephthah ] [ Ibzan ] From Quiz: Judges, Revival Story of the Bible 26 The next judge described was Gideon. The Midianites and the Amalekites were "laying waste" the land, with an army like locusts destroying crops throughout Israel. The Lord told Gideon to defeat the enemy, but Gideon didn't think he was capable and asked God to give him signs that God really would assure success. Which sign finally convinced Gideon to form an army? Answer: A fleece was dry while the ground around it was wet.

The sundial pair of signs is from the story of Hezekiah in 2 Kings 20. Hezekiah chose between the two possible signs, while in Judges 6 Gideon insisted on both fleece signs, one each on two consecutive nights. Your options: [ The shadow on the sundial moved backward 5 degrees. ] [ A fleece was wet while the ground around it was dry. ] [ A fleece was dry while the ground around it was wet. ] [ The shadow on the sundial moved forward 5 degrees. ] From Quiz: BBB Bible Series: The Old Testament Book of Judges 27 The newly formed Israelite army went against Benjamin and demanded what specific thing of the Benjamites? Answer: That they give up the guilty men

According to Judges 20:12-13, the Israelites demanded that the Benjamites give over the guilty men so that they could be executed. The Benjamites refused (Judges 20:13) and formed their own army to fight against Israel (Judges 20:14). From Quiz: The Benjamite War

28 Which judge killed 600 Philistines with an ox goad? Answer: Shamgar

This story only takes up one verse in the Bible, Judges 3:31. The index of proper names in the back of my Bible says that "Shamgar" possibly means "destroyer". Do you think his parents knew what they were naming him? Your options: [ Shamgar ] [ Jair ] [ Tola ] [ Ibzan ] From Quiz: Old Testament Judges 29 What did E'hud the left-handed Ben´ja·mite say to Eg´lon the very fat king of Mo´ab that got him to dismiss his servants, and gave E'hud the chance to kill the king? Answer: "I have a secret word for you, O king."

"...and he proceeded to say: "I have a secret word for you, O king." So he said: "Keep silence!" With that all those who were standing by him went on out from him." -Judges 3:19 In Hebrew Eg'lon means little calf. From Quiz: Do You Know 'Judges'? 30 What was the name of Joash's son? Answer: Gideon