Theologians agree that this book was written by unknown authors. It gives an account for each generation abandoning the Biblical God (Jehovah) for other Gods and the manner in which Jehovah deals with it.
Judges 1:4-6 God slew 10,000 and cut off Adonibezek’s thumbs and big toes.
Judges 2:11-14 God’s chosen people forsook him and God sold them out to their enemies.
Judges 3:12-29 The Israelites offended God. God strengthened Eglon, King of Moab against them, who defeated them. The Israelites cried out to God. God raised up, for them, a savior, the Benjamite, Ehud, who was left handed. Ehud made himself a foot long knife and hid it under his clothes on his right thigh. He told King Eglon he had a message for him and in private thrust the dagger into King Eglon’s belly. He died. Ehud made good his escape and the Israelites killed 10,000 Moabites. Not a man escaped.
God had Biblical saviors before Jesus Christ? Well, maybe God’s next savior will be more civilized than Ehud was.
Judges 3:31 Shamgar slew 600 Philistines.
It seems this “savior” is also into God’s murdering. Maybe, if we had a female leader, things wouldn’t be so bloody. Can you imagine the Israelites having a female judge or a female leader of any kind? Is it testosterone that does God’s murdering work?
Judges 4:2 God sold Israel out and into slavery to Jabin, the Canaanite King.
That would be like the New York based Council on Foreign Relations arranging for The United States of America to be defeated by a foreign power.
Lawyer critic: That’s for another book.
What? I shouldn’t have mentioned that? No. It fits this work.
Here comes a couple of God’s Biblical heroines:
Judges 4:4 The Prophetess Deborah was judging Israel.
What? A woman? I’ll bet the Rabbis down-play this passage. Had you heard of this?
The dogma: God gave human beings freedom of choice. However, God gets mad, sad and sorry and destroys people throughout the Bible because of the choices they make.
Judges 4:16-21 (As Deborah prophesized): The entire army of Sisera was slain, not one man survived. Jael, Heber’s wife, aids an ally by inviting Sisera to sleep in her tent while she kept guard. She gave him milk and covered him. Then, she took a tent peg and hammer and nailed him through his head into the ground while he slept. So he died. Catholic
Jael Hammering and Nailing His Through His Head
Behold: As evidence of Deborah and Jael, murdering women can be God-like too.
A revisit: Jud 5:24-27 Blessed above women be Jael. He asked for water, she gave him milk. She reached for the peg and workman’s mallet. She hammered Sisera, crushed his head. She smashed in his temple. At her feet, he fell still, slain.
What? This Biblical God turned on His Own people? Again?
How come it’s “God’s chosen” that wages war, mostly against other “God’s chosen”? Even if one whips the other’s buttocks, both tend to suffer much.
Maybe it’s the suffering that is “God’s chosen”.
Judges 6:12-16 An angel of God said Gideon was His champion and that God was with him. Gideon said: If God is with us, why has all this happened to us. Now God has abandoned us. God said: It is I who send you. Gideon said: My family is the meanest Catholic poor KJV in Manasseh and I am the most significant Catholic I am the least KJV in my father's house. God said: Go murder Midian to the last man.
Gideon Defeats the Midianites
Another example of documented differences between Catholic and King James versions.
Judges 6:22-23 Gideon said: God, I have seen the angel of God, face to face. God said: Be calm, don’t fear. You won’t die.
Judges 8:10 God murdered 120,000 men that drew sword.
Are you numb as to numbers this God has murdered yet?
Judges 8:21 Gideon murdered Zebah and Zalmunna.
Judges 8:30 Gideon (one of the Biblical God’s heroes) had 70 sons, for he had many wives. His concubine bore him a son whom he named Abimelech.
Judges 9:1-5 Abimelech murdered his 70 brothers.
Abimelech Murdered His 70 Brothers
Judges 9:1-5 Abimelech asked the citizens of Shechem: Which is better for you, being ruled by 70 men or 1 man? They picked him. Abimelech murdered his 70 brothers.
Judges 9:53-56 A woman fractured Abimelech’s head. He immediately ordered his armor-bearer to finish him off and to say that the woman killed him. His attendant ran him through and he died. God took revenge on Abimelech for killing his 70 brothers.
Here is another of God’s murderous female heroes. Why did she remain anonymous?
Judges 10:7 The anger of God was hot against Israel and He sold them out. KJV
Was this due to Abimelech’s murdering his 70 brothers?
Judges 10:12-14 God said: When you cried out, I saved you. You still forsook Me and worshipped other gods. So, I will save you no more. Go and cry out to the gods you have chosen and let them save you.
Doesn’t this sound like a typical, jealous, childish response? What other gods?
Judges 10-20 The Jews asked: Don’t you know the Philistines are our rulers? We have come to take you prisoner. Samson agreed and was tied up. God released Samson’s hands; he found a jawbone of an ass and killed 1,000 men. Samson said: With the jawbone of an ass, I have slain a thousand men.
Who of God’s heroes, so far, have not murdered anyone? Could Samson possibly be but another of
God’s horny leaders / heroes? What are the odds?
Judges 11:1 Jephthah was born of a harlot.
What? Jephthah, God's hero, was born of a harlot who was paid for sex?
Let’s see. How many ways can I misinterpret and misrepresent these texts?
Judges 11:30-39 Jephthah vowed to God: Give me victory and I will give to you the first thing that comes through my door for a burnt offering. This "in-control" God had Jephthah murder 20 cities and then God had Jephthah’s happy daughter come through his door, to welcome her father. Jephthah gave his virgin daughter 2 months to mourn her virginity because she couldn’t live long enough to bear children. She had to die. By burnt offering, Jephthah sacrificed his 13-year-old daughter by burnt offering to your Biblical God.
Jephthah Vowed to God
God’s hero, Jephthah, murders 20 cities, then sacrifices his only child, his virgin daughter, who obviously loved her daddy. Did God arrange for her to greet him at his door upon his homecoming? What a God! Do you think that God still enjoyed smelling her burning fat from around her organs as depicted in Leviticus?
God did not change much as He did not call off human sacrifice even with Jesus. Jephthah goes on to murder 42,000 brother Israelites. God rewards him to judge Israel for 6 years.
Today, our Godly United States Government still sacrifices our best babies for its political killing agendas. Other than sounding like fearful, obedient sheep, we do little to stop it. Most actually support it!
Judges 12:6-7 Jephthah murdered 42,000 Ephraimites and judged Israel for 6 years.
What? Aren’t Ephraimites, who are named after Ephraim the son of Joseph, Israelites too? Ephraimites came from Joseph’s seed, Ephraim. Why wasn’t this tribe called Josephites? Joseph was one of the 12 brothers, who headed up the 12 tribes? Did Jacob override Joseph’s title breaking protocol? Wasn’t God’s favorite Hebrew bloodline compromised with Ephraim due to his mother being Egyptian? Isn’t this more Biblical hypocrisy?
Judges 12:8-9 Then, Ibzan judged Israel. He had 30 sons and 30 daughters.
Judges 12:13 Abdon judged Israel. He had 40 sons.
What? How many of God’s appointed leaders were documented sex maniacs?
Boy, that could never happen with our leaders today - could it?
Judges 13 Israel again offended God, so it’s 40 years more slavery for them with the Philistines. An angel of God appeared to a woman (Hannah) and said: You are barren.
You will conceive. Be careful to take no wine or strong drink. The son you bear is to be consecrated to God from the womb. He will deliver Israel from the Philistines. He was named Samson.
Note: This is a positive, noteworthy C&V passage concerning booze and pregnancy.
God slam-dunks His chosen Israelites again and again, each time to predestine a savior to save them. Then, the re-cycle continues. What torture! What a God!
Did you ever notice that many of God’s Old Testament hero’s mothers are old, barren, can’t have children, and are maternally dysfunctional.
In the New Testament, there is a young, virgin mother named Mary, who many Catholics still swear remained and died a virgin, despite vast documentation showing she had numerous kids.
This God punishes His children while rewarding His enemies. Sound fair? Righteous? Good? Loving? Want to invite Him home? Would you want this God to baby-sit your child, especially if your child is sick, handicapped or has sinned?