Today’s study touches on Tola (judged 23 years) and Jair (judged 22 years). Perhaps “minor judges” but representing the diversity of the leaders God used. After Jair died, the Israelites again served other gods – the Baals and Ashtoreths, the gods of Aram, Sidon, Moab, the gods of the Ammonites, and the Philistines.
The chapter ends with the Israelites in a stand-off with the Ammonites, searching for a leader to launch the attack against their enemy and become the head of the Gileadites.
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