Map of Israel
at the Time of the Judges

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Map of Palestine at the time of the Judges
 
 
 
 
Kings of Ancient
Israel and Judah
 
 
Division of
promised land to
Israelites Map
 
 
Map showing
where ancient Israel taken captive
 
 
Life spans of
Biblical Patriarchs
before the flood
 
 
Important People in
the Old Testament
 
 
Timeline of the
Old Testament
 

Judges of Israel

Judge
Years Served
(B.C.)
Notes
Joshua1398 - 1380
Joshua's name means 'Jehovah is his help' or 'Jehovah the Savior.' He led the Israelites into the Promised Land (1405 B.C.) instead of Moses.
 
Othniel1350 - 1310
Othniel, whose name means 'lion of God,' was married to one of Caleb's daughters (Joshua 15:16 - 17). God raised him up to save his people when they were oppressed for eight years by Cushan, the King of Mesopotamia
 
Ehud1292 - 1212
God raised up this judge when Israel was oppressed by Eglon, King of Moab.
 
Deborah
and Barak
1192 - 1152
Deborah's name means 'a bee' and Barak's means 'lightning.' It was Deborah, a prophetess, who summoned Barak to lead Israel's army. They were successful in freeing the people from the bondage and slavery of Jabin, King of Hazor.
 
Eli1153 - 1113Judges Israel for forty years.
 
Gideon1145 - 1105
Gideon saved the people from the oppression of the Midianites. After his victory there was peace for forty years.
 
Abimelech
(in the North)
1105 - 1102 
 
Tola
(in the North)
1102 - 1079
Tola's name means a 'scarlet worm.' He was from the tribe of Issachar.
 
Jephthah
(in the East)
1087 - 1081Jephthah saved the people from eighteen years of oppression by the Ammonites.
 
Samson
(in the South
and West)
1085 - 1065
Samson was a Nazarite from birth (Judges 13:3 - 5). He is the first person Scripture mentions as living the life of a Nazarite. God raised him up to free his people from their sworn enemies the Philistines.
 
Samuel1085 - 1053
Samuel's name means 'heard of God.' Samuel anoints Saul, then later David, as king of Israel.
 
Ibzan
(in the East)
1081 - 1074
Had thirty sons and thirty daughters (Judges 12:9).
 
Jair
(in the North)
1079 - 1057Jair, who was fairly wealthy, had thirty sons (Judges 10:3 - 5).
 
Elon
(in the East)
1074 - 1064Elon was of the tribe of Zebulon.
 
Abdon
(in the East)
1064 - 1056
Abdon, whose name means 'servile,' had forty sons and thirty nephews (Judges 12:14).
 
Samuel's sons1053 - 1050
The name of Samuel's sons that served as judges are Joel (the oldest) and Abijah. They take bribes and pervert justice. Their corruption spurs the elders to ask Samuel to anoint them a human king like all the nations around them (1Samuel 8)

Additional Study Materials
The Kingdoms of Judah
and Israel Map
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