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    1) The Biblical story The book of Judges and Samson Introduction The story of Samson is written in the book of Judges. Judges is a book in the Bible that happened to occur after the death of Joshua. Because the people of Israel were disobeying God, God punished them. But then again, the people cry out for help and ask God for forgiveness. So, God up rose different leaders or judges to rescue them again. The judges that God elected were flawed individuals which demonstrated God’s work through people that were underestimated. But this was a cycle and happened again and again. The first leader selected in the book of Judge was Othniel, who delivered the people of Israel from the invasion of Mesopotamian. The next leader was Ehud who delivered…

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    God wanted His people to be holy, separated from other nations. However, the story continues, even in Judges, with the Israelites failing to obey God; consequently, God become sovereign, letting their enemies reign over them. After Moses and Joshua died, God raised judges to keep the Israelites align to His Word, and to deliver them from their enemies when they repented. In the story of Ehud, it leaves me to think how much more God can be merciful to His people, including us, when He knows we…

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    Book Of Judges Analysis

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    The book of Judges is cyclical in terms of what occurs throughout the narratives. To begin with, the Israelites break the covenant and they worship other gods. Yahweh then gives them over to the hands of the enemy. Yahweh in turn shows mercy on his people and raises a judge. This judge leads the Israelites out of misfortune. The cycle then starts over. Judges are often associated with a judicial system. It is important to make note that the Hebrew Bible judges are charismatic military leaders…

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    The decline of Israel is reflect in Samson through weakness. Samson’s story differs from the rest in the context of the Judges because he does not lead an Israelite army into battle, instead he breaks his promise to the lord, marries with a Philistine woman and seeks personal retribution. The story of Samson is one that almost seems to reflect Israel itself. Samson expresses disobedience, undergoes capture and in the end prays for the hope of the Lord to rescue amidst…

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    differs widely depending on a variety of factors, such as cultural context, manscript tradition, historical context, canocial context and others” ( Sweeney 2012, 21). These texts are also different from other Near Eastern texts as Mary C Callaway in the book To Each Its Own Meaning, Revised and Expanded: An Introduction to Biblical Criticisms and Their Application. will explain, she states that “ One significant factor that distinguishes biblical texts from similar ancient Near…

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    According to the textbook, there are two main ways in which one can be nominated as a Federal Judge. The first approach is termed, “Senatorial Courtesy” in which the president of the United states chooses an individual that he or she believes to be qualified to fill the position, however at this point the Senate has the position to “approve or reject” based on the same “qualification” the president used in order to nominate the individual. If the Senate decided to reject the president’s…

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    A circuit judge is elected by all the circuit and associate circuit judges in that circuit to serve as the presiding judge, who serves as the chief administrative officer over all circuit divisions. All legal cases, except certain administrative proceedings and most cases involving "extraordinary" remedies, originate in the circuit court. It has general authority over all civil and criminal matters. Sarah W. Hays is the Presiding Judge and a couple of other circuit judges for Judicial Circuit…

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    influenced by Mahatma Gandhi in following words: “He spoke from the depths of his heart. He was a master of English language. His language was Biblical dressed in the finest English prose. His words of anguish went straight into the heart of the millions who listened to him. I can visualise him speaking and his words piercing every corner of my heart.” He describes his involvement in the freedom struggle in the years to follow. He describes how he was arrested, he was taken to the Colaba Police…

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    and stories are regarded as myths or legends that may give us insight into the past of the Ancient Near East. Overall, the stories of the patriarchs are thought to be mostly myths. Scholars agree that the dates given in the Hebrew Bible for Abraham and his descendants should not be regarded as fact, and there are other discrepancies as well. The historicity of Exodus is called into question as well, since it is possibly one of the most important events in the Hebrew Bible, but there has been no…

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    Patriarchy In The Bible

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    women “were generally regarded as inferior participants in the worshipping community” (2). As the social status of women can be viewed as subordinate to males, they can too be regarded as items of trade, used to barter for goods and money. Although the authority of women is present in the homes and domestic responsibilities, the men were noted to have more social power and social responsibility. Because the Bible is often viewed as a patriarchal text, many feminists and scholars refuse to…

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