30. The Israelite leaders who succeeded Samson – ‘Eli the Kohen Gadol’ and ‘Samuel’

30. The Israelite leaders who succeeded Samson – ‘Eli the Kohen Gadol’ and ‘Samuel’

With the death of Samson the Israelites had lost one of their biggest protectors. Their adversaries were in awe of him and hence till the time Samson was by their side, the Israelites felt safe. It was only through deceit that the Philistines succeeded in capturing him. All the Judges who preceded Samson had rebuilt […]

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29. The death of Samson

29. The death of Samson

Samson and his parents reached the city of Timnah, the city of his would-be bride. On completion of all the required formalities and discussions, they returned home. In due course, it was in Timnah that Samson’s wedding ceremony took place. As per the customs of the time, Samson organized a seven-day feast for his bride’s […]

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25. The Era of the Judges

25. The Era of the Judges

With the death of Joshua, the period ordinarily regarded as ancient, came to an end. The period that followed, (i.e. after the 13th-12th century BC), though about 3 thousand years old, is termed ‘modern’ by many scholars as it is well documented. Moreover, strong evidences to support the events that occurred in this era and […]

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24. The death of Joshua

24. The death of Joshua

Having emerged victorious over 31 kings and having conquered thus, a sizeable part of Canaan, Joshua allocated the land to the ‘Twelve Tribes of Israel’. The moment the Israelites set foot in the land of Canaan, Joshua shifted the ‘Tabernacle’ from Gilgal to Shiloh, which was a centrally located city. The Tabernacle had always occupied […]

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23. The conflict of the Israelites with the local kings of Canaan and the eventual victory of the Israelites

23. The conflict of the Israelites with the local kings of Canaan and the eventual victory of the Israelites

Having crossed the Jordan, the Israelites had camped at Gilgal. It was here that Joshua had, along with the memorial of the Twelve Stones, also got the Tabernacle temporarily erected, the Tabernacle that served to remind the Israelites of God’s constant companionship throughout the time they wandered the desert. It was to be here for […]

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