International Standard Bible EncyclopediaJUDGES, PERIOD OF
III. GENERAL POLITICAL SITUATION
1. The Canaanites
2. Foes Without
IV. MAIN EVENTS
1. Struggles of Individual Tribes
2. Civil Strife
3. The Six Invasions
4. Need of Central Government
V. RELIGIOUS CONDITIONS
VI. THEOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION
Our chief sources of information are the Book of Judges and 1 Samuel 1-12. The material contained in these is not all of the same age. The oldest part, by common consent, is the So of Deborah (Judges 5). It is a contemporaneous document. The prose narratives, however, are also early, and are generally regarded as presenting a faithful picture of the times with which they deal. The Book of Ruth, which also refers to this period, is probably in its present form a later composition, but there is no adequate ground for denying to it historical basis (Konig, Einleitung, 286;; Kent, Student's Old Testament, I, 310).
The period of the Judges extends from the death of Joshua to the establishment of the monarchy. How long a time elapsed between these limits is a matter of wide difference of opinion. The chronological data in the Book of Judges, i.e. omitting Eli and Samuel, make a total of 410 years. But this is inconsistent with 1 Kings 6:1, where the whole period from the Exodus to the 4th year of Solomon is reckoned at 480 years. Various attempts have been made to harmonize these divergent figures, e.g. by eliminating the 70 years attributed to the Minor Judges (10:1-5; 12:7-15), by not counting the 71 years of foreign domination, and by theory that some of the judges were contemporaneous. It is probable that the 480 years of 1 Kings 6:1 was a round number and did not rest on exact records. Indeed, it is doubtful if there was any fixed calendar in Israel before the time of the monarchy. The only way then to determine the length of the period of the Judges is from the date of the Exodus. The common view is that the Exodus took place during or just after the reign of Merenptah in the latter half of the 13th century B.C. This, however, leaves hardly more than 150 years to the period of the Judges, for Saul's reign fell in the 2nd half of the 11th century B.C. Hence, some, to whom this seems too short, assign the Exodus to the reign of Amenophis II, about 1450 B.C. This harmonizes with the 480 years of 1 Kings 6:1, and is supported by other considerations (POT, 422-24). Still others have connected the Exodus with the expulsion of the Hyksos about 1580 B.C. (G.A. Reisner); and this would fit in very well with the chronological data in the Book of Judges. The objection to the last two views is that they require a rather long period of subjection of the Israelites in Canaan to Egypt, of which there is no trace in the Book of Judges.
See , further, JUDGES, BOOK OF, IV.
III. General Political Situation.
The death of Joshua left much land yet to be possessed by the Israelites.
1. The Canaanites:
The different tribes had received their respective allotments (Judges 1:3), but the actual possession of the territory assigned each still lay in the future and was only gradually achieved. The Canaanites remained in the land, and were for a time a serious menace to the power of Israel. They retained possession of the plains and many of the fortified cities, e.g. Gezer, Harheres, Aijalon, Shaalhim, and Jerusalem on the northern border of Judah (Judges 1:21, 29, 35), and Bethshean, Ibleam, Taanach, Megiddo, and Dot along the northern border of Manasseh (Judges 1:27, 28).
2. Foes Without:
Besides these foes within Canaan, the Israelites had enemies from without to contend with, namely, the Moabites, Midianites, Ammonites, and Philistines. The danger from each of these quarters, except that from the Philistines, was successfully warded off. The conflicts in which the Israelites were thus involved were all more or less local in character. In no case did all the tribes act together, though the duty of such united action is clearly taught in the So of Deborah, at least so far as the 10 northern tribes are concerned. The omission of Judah and Simeon from this ancient song is strange, but may not be so significant as is sometimes supposed. The judges, who were raised up to meet the various emergencies, seem to have exercised jurisdiction only over limited areas. In general the different tribes and clans acted independently of each other. Local home rule prevailed. "Every man did that which was right in his own eyes" (Judges 17:6).
That Canaan was not during this period subdued and kept in subjection by one of the great world-powers, Egypt or Babylonia, is to be regarded as providential (HPM, I, 214). Such subjection would have made impossible the development of a free national and religious life in Israel. The Cushan-rishathaim of Judges 3:7-10 was more likely a king of Edom than of Mesopotamia (Paton, Early History of Syria and Palestine, 161-62).
IV. Main Events.
1. Struggles of Individual Tribes:
Much of what took place during this period is unrecorded. Of the struggles through which the individual tribes passed before they succeeded in establishing themselves in the land, little is known. One interesting episode is preserved for us in Judges 17; Judges 18. A considerable portion of the tribe of Dan, hard pressed by the Amorites (Judges 1:34 f), migrated from their allotted home West of Judah to Laish in the distant north, where they put the inhabitants to the sword, burnt the city and then rebuilt it under the name of Dan. This took place early in the period of the Judges, apparently during the first generation after the conquest (Judges 18:30).
2. Civil Strife:
At about the same time also (Judges 20:28) seems to have occurred the war with Benjamin (Judges 19-21), which grew out of an outrage perpetrated at Gibeah and the refusal of the Benjamites to surrender the guilty parties for punishment. The historicity of this war has been called in question, but it seems to be attested by Hosea 9:9; Hosea 10:9. And that civil strife in Israel was not otherwise unknown during this period is clear from the experiences of Gideon (Judges 8:1-3) and Jephthah (Judges 12:1-6), not to mention those of Abimelech (Judges 9). It is a current theory that the tribes of Simeon and Levi early in this period suffered a serious reverse (Genesis 49:5-7), and that a reflection of this event is to be found in Genesis 34; but the data are too uncertain to warrant any confidence in this view.
3. The Six Invasions:
Six wars with other nations are recorded as taking place in this period, and each called forth its judge or judges. Othniel delivered the Israelites from the Mesopotamians or Edomites (Judges 3:7-11), Ehud from the Moabites (Judges 3:12-30), Deborah and Barak from the Canaanites (Judges 4; 5), Gideon from the Midianites (Judges 6-8), and Jephthah from the Ammonites (Judges 10:6-12, 17). In the strife with the Philistines, which was not terminated during this period, Samson (Judges 13-16), Eli (1 Samuel 4-6), and Samuel (1 Samuel 7:3-14; 1 Samuel 9:16) figure. Of these six wars those which brought Othniel, Ehud and Jephthah to the front were less serious and significant than the other three. The conflicts with the Canaanites, Midianites and Philistines mark distinct stages in the history of the period.
After the first successes of the Israelites in Canaan a period of weakness and disintegration set in. The Canaanites, who still held the fortified cities in the plain of Esdraelon, banded themselves together and terrorized the region round about. The Hebrews fled from their villages to the caves and dens. None had the heart to offer resistance (Judges 5:6, 8). It seemed as though they were about to be subdued by the people they had a short time before dispossessed. Then it was that Deborah appeared on the scene. With her passionate appeals in the name of Yahweh she awakened a new sense of national unity, rallied the discouraged forces of the nation and administered a final crushing defeat upon the Canaanites in the plain of Megiddo.
But the flame thus kindled after a time went out. New enemies came from without. The Midianites invaded the land year after year, robbing it of its produce (Judges 6:1, 3). This evil was suddenly put an end to by the bold stroke of Gideon, whose victory was long treasured in the public memory (Isaiah 9:4; Isaiah 10:26 Psalm 83:9-12). But the people, at least of Manasseh and perhaps also of Ephraim, now realized that it was no longer safe to depend upon such temporary leadership. They needed a permanent organization to ward off the dangers that beset them. They therefore offered the kingship to Gideon. He formally declined it (Judges 8:22, 23), but still set up a government at Ophrah which the people looked upon as hereditary (Judges 9:2). He was succeeded by his son Abimelech, who, after slaying all but one of his 70 brothers, assumed the title of king. The new kingdom, however, was of short duration. It ended after three years with the ignominious death of the king.
4. Need of Central Government:
A great danger was needed before the people of Israel could be welded into unity and made to see the necessity of a strong central government. This came eventually from the Philistines, who twice defeated the Israelites in battle, captured the ark, and overran a large part of the country (1 Samuel 4-6). In the face of such a foe as this it was clear that only a strong and permanent leadership of the whole people would suffice (1 Samuel 9:15; 1 Samuel 10:1); and thus the rule of the Judges gave way to the monarchy.
V. Religious Conditions.
The Hebrew mind to which Moses addressed himself was not a tabula rasa, and the Palestinian world into which the Israelites entered was not an intellectual blank. Formative influences had for ages been at work on the Hebrew mind, and Palestine had long been inhabited by people with fixed institutions, customs and ideas. When then Israel settled in Canaan, they had both a heathen inheritance and a heathen environment to contend with. It should therefore occasion no surprise to find during this period such lapses from the purity of the Mosaic faith as appear in the ephod of Gideon (Judges 8:24-27), the images of Micah (Judges 17-18), and the sacrifice of Jephthah's daughter (Judges 11:34-40). In the transition from a nomadic to an agricultural life it was inevitable that the Hebrews with their native heathen proclivities would adopt many of the crude and even immoral religious customs and beliefs of the people among whom they settled. But the purer Mosaic faith still had its representatives. The worship of the central sanctuary at Shiloh remained imageless. Leaders like Deborah and Samuel revived the spirit of Moses. And there can hardly be a doubt that in many a quiet home a true and earnest piety was cultivated like that in the home of Elimelech and Naomi.
VI. Theological Interpretation.
The Biblical historian was not content simply to narrate events. What concerned him most was the meaning lying back of them. And this meaning he was interested in, not for its own sake, but because of its application to the people of his own day. Hence, intermingled with the narratives of the period of the Judges are to be found religious interpretations of the events recorded and exhortations based upon them. The fundamental lesson thus inculcated is the same as that continually insisted upon by the prophets. The Divine government of the world is based upon justice. Disobedience to the moral law and disloyalty to Yahweh means, therefore, to Israel suffering and disaster. All the oppressions of the period of the Judges arose in this way. Relief and deliverance came only when the people turned unto Yahweh. This religious pragmatism, as it is called, does not lie on the surface of the events, so that a naturalistic historian might see it. But it is a correlate of the ethical monotheism of the prophets, and constitutes the one element in the Old Testament which makes the study of Israel's history supremely worth while.
Josephus, Ant, V, ii-vi, 5; Ottley, Short History of the Hebrews, 101-24; Kittel, History of the Hebrews, II, 60, 2nd German edition, II, 52-135.
Albert Cornelius Knudson
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of three years. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: trietia
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5610. hora -- a time or period, an hour
... a time or period, an hour. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: hora
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5550. chronos -- time
... word Definition time NASB Word Usage age (1), all (1), delay (1), exact time (1),
long (5), long ages (2), long* (1), period (2), time (30), times (5), while (5 ...
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2250. hemera -- day
... day. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: hemera Phonetic Spelling:
(hay-mer'-ah) Short Definition: a day Definition: a day, the period from sunrise ...
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1333. dietia -- a space of two years
... of two years. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: dietia Phonetic Spelling:
(dee-et-ee'-a) Short Definition: two years Definition: a period of two ...
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165. aion -- a space of time, an age
... of existence). : Christians today live in the newer (165 ) of the covenant --
the time-period called the NT. It is characterized ...
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1074. genea -- race, family, generation
... age, generation. From (a presumed derivative of) genos; a generation; by implication,
an age (the period or the persons) -- age, generation, nation, time. ...
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219. alektorophonia -- the crowing of a rooster
... Feminine Transliteration: alektorophonia Phonetic Spelling: (al-ek-tor-of-o-nee'-
ah) Short Definition: cockcrow Definition: the cockcrow, as a period of time ...
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853. aphanizo -- to make unseen, ie destroy
... to disappear, I hide, remove, disfigure Definition: I cause to disappear, hide,
remove; I disfigure (probably by leaving unwashed for a long period), destroy. ...
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2557. kakourgos -- a criminal
... William Ramsay noted this term "marks exactly the tone of the Neronian period,
and . . refers expressly to the , for which the Christians were ...
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Strong's Hebrew7620. shabua -- a period of seven (days, years), heptad, week...
7619, 7620. shabua. 7621 . a period
of seven (days, years), heptad, week.
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1755. dor -- period, generation, dwelling
dor or dor. 1754, 1755. dor or dor. 1756 . period, generation, dwelling.
Transliteration: dor or dor Phonetic Spelling: (dore) Short Definition: generation ...
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3117. yom -- day
... 38), completely* (1), continually* (14), course* (1), daily (22), daily the days
(1), day (1115), day of the days (1), day that the period (1), day's (6 ...
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5079. niddah -- impurity
... Definition impurity NASB Word Usage abhorrent (1), abhorrent thing (2), impurity
(8), menstrual (1), menstrual impurity (7), menstrual period (1), menstruation ...
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319. acharith -- the after-part, end
... Word Origin from achar Definition the after-part, end NASB Word Usage come (2),
descendants (1), end (20), final end (1), final period (1), future (7), last (8 ...
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5708. ed -- filthy
... filthy From an unused root meaning to set a period (compare adah, uwd); the menstrual
flux (as periodical); by implication (in plural) soiling -- filthy. ...
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2166. zeman -- time
... Word Origin (Aramaic) corresponding to zeman Definition time NASB Word Usage appointed
period (1), epochs (1), time (6), times (3). season, time. ...
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6256. eth -- time
... Definition time NASB Word Usage always* (1), appointed time (1), circumstances
(1), continually* (1), interval* (1), mealtime* (1), now (3), period (1), season ...
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3118. yom -- day
... Word Origin (Aramaic) corresponding to yom Definition day NASB Word Usage
daily (1), day (3), days (10), period (1). day by day, time. ...
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The Bible Period by Period
The Bible Period by Period. <. The Bible Period by Period Josiah Blake Tidwell.
E-text prepared by Fredric B. Lozo Table of Contents. Title Page. ...
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History of the Period
... Prolegomena. Chapter I. Literature Section 4. History of the Period. Section
4. History of the Period, and of the Arian Controversy. ...
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A Period of Transition
... THE DEVELOPMENT OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN CONNECTICUT CHAPTER VA PERIOD OF
TRANSITION. Alas for piety, alas for the ancient faith! ...
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B. The Second Period. Chs. 5:1 to 6:11
... CHS. 4:14 TO 9:50 B. The Second Period. Chs. ... The call of his first disciples is regarded
by many as opening a new period in the public ministry of Jesus. ...
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C. The Third Period. Chs. 6:12 to 8:56
... CHS. 4:14 TO 9:50 C. The Third Period. Chs. 6:12 to 8:56. ... The choice of the twelve
apostles marks a new and important period in the public ministry of our Lord. ...
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D. The Fourth Period. Ch. 9:1-50
... IV. THE MINISTRY IN GALILEE. CHS. 4:14 TO 9:50 D. The Fourth Period. Ch.
9:1-50. 1. The Mission of the Twelve. Ch.9:1-9. 1 And he ...
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At this Period of Time we Think Esther and Judith Lived...
... Book II. Chapter XII. At this period of time we think Esther and Judith
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At this Period of Time, Nabuchodonosor Elated with Prosperity...
... Book II. Chapter V. At this period of time, Nabuchodonosor elated with
prosperity� At this period of time, Nabuchodonosor elated ...
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Transactions of that Period, and Progress of Christian Doctrine ...
... Book III. Chapter XVII."Transactions of that Period, and Progress of Christian
Doctrine through the Joint Efforts of Emperors and Arch-Priests. ...
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The First Period. Ch. 4:14-44
... IV. THE MINISTRY IN GALILEE. CHS. 4:14 TO 9:50 A. The First Period. Ch.
4:14-44. 1. Jesus Preaching at Nazareth. Ch.4:14-30. 14 And ...
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) A portion of time as limited and determined by some recurring phenomenon, as by the completion of a revolution of one of the heavenly bodies; a division of time, as a series of years, months, or days, in which something is completed, and ready to recommence and go on in the same order; as, the period of the sun, or the earth, or a comet.
2. (n.) A stated and recurring interval of time; more generally, an interval of time specified or left indefinite; a certain series of years, months, days, or the like; a time; a cycle; an age; an epoch; as, the period of the Roman republic.
3. (n.) One of the great divisions of geological time; as, the Tertiary period; the Glacial period. See the Chart of Geology.
4. (n.) The termination or completion of a revolution, cycle, series of events, single event, or act; hence, a limit; a bound; an end; a conclusion.
5. (n.) A complete sentence, from one full stop to another; esp., a well-proportioned, harmonious sentence.
6. (n.) The punctuation point [.] that marks the end of a complete sentence, or of an abbreviated word.
7. (n.) One of several similar sets of figures or terms usually marked by points or commas placed at regular intervals, as in numeration, in the extraction of roots, and in circulating decimals.
8. (n.) The time of the exacerbation and remission of a disease, or of the paroxysm and intermission.
9. (n.) A complete musical sentence.
10. (v. t.) To put an end to.
11. (v. i.) To come to a period; to conclude. [Obs.] You may period upon this, that, etc.
ThesaurusPeriod (43 Occurrences)...
of time, as a series of years, months, or days, in which something is completed,
and ready to recommence and go on in the same order; as, the period
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Age (404 Occurrences)
... Used to denote the period of a man's life (Genesis 47:28), the maturity of life
(John 9:21), the latter end of life (Job 11:17), a generation of the human race ...
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Province (66 Occurrences)
... English Versions of the Bible, province) (Acts 23:34; Acts 25:1)): 1. Meaning of
the Term 2. Roman Provincial Administration (1) First Period (2) Second Period...
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Time (7245 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) A particular period or part of duration, whether past, present, or future;
a point or portion of duration; as, the time was, or has been; the time is ...
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Generation (150 Occurrences)
... verse 13 and Exodus 12:40). In Deuteronomy 1:35 and 2:14 a generation is
a period of thirty-eight years. Noah Webster's Dictionary. ...
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Nazirite (10 Occurrences)
... Further, it provides only for the taking of the vow for a limited time, that is,
for the case of the "Nazirite of days." No period of duration is mentioned in ...
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Times (1875 Occurrences)
... like this, has its root in the Old Testament conception of "the end of days." In
the Old Testament this designates the entire eschatological period as that ...
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Menstruation (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) The discharge of the menses; also, the state
or the period of menstruating. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Menstrual (9 Occurrences)
... 2. (a.) of or pertaining to the menses; as, menstrual discharges; the menstrual
period. 3. (a.) of or pertaining to a menstruum. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Prisoner (87 Occurrences)
... round house" or "tower." It seems probable that among the Hebrews there were no
special buildings erected as "jails" in the premonarchical period, and perhaps ...
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Bible ConcordancePeriod (43 Occurrences)
Matthew 1:11 Josiah of Jeconiah and his brothers at the period of the Removal to Babylon.
Acts 1:3 To these he also showed himself alive after he suffered, by many proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days, and speaking about God's Kingdom.
(WEB NAS NIV)
Acts 3:21 whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God spoke long ago by the mouth of his holy prophets.
Acts 7:23 And when a period of forty years was fulfilled to him, it came into his heart to look upon his brethren, the sons of Israel;
Acts 13:18 For a period of about forty years he put up with them in the wilderness.
(WEB WEY YLT NAS)
Acts 18:20 When they asked him to stay with them a longer time, he declined;
Acts 19:8 He entered into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for a period of three months, reasoning and persuading about the things concerning the Kingdom of God.
Acts 20:31 Therefore watch, remembering that for a period of three years I didn't cease to admonish everyone night and day with tears.
Acts 24:2 When he was called, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, "Seeing that by you we enjoy much peace, and that excellent measures are coming to this nation,
Romans 13:11 Carry out these injunctions because you know the critical period at which we are living, and that it is now high time, to rouse yourselves from sleep; for salvation is now nearer to us than when we first became believers.
1 Corinthians 7:39 A woman is bound to her husband during the whole period that he lives; but if her husband dies, she is at liberty to marry whom she will, provided that he is a Christian.
Galatians 2:1 Then after a period of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus also with me.
Galatians 4:2 but he is under guardians and stewards until the period fixed by the father.
Revelation 12:14 Then, the two wings of a great eagle were given to the woman to enable her to fly away into the Desert to the place assigned her, there to be cared for, for a period of time, two periods of time, and half a period of time, beyond the reach of the serpent.
Genesis 31:35 She said to her father, "Don't let my lord be angry that I can't rise up before you; for the manner of women is on me." He searched, but didn't find the teraphim.
Genesis 50:3 Forty days were fulfilled for him, for that is how many the days it takes to embalm. The Egyptians wept for him for seventy days.
Genesis 50:10 They came to the threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and there they lamented with a very great and sore lamentation. He mourned for his father seven days.
Exodus 2:23 It happened in the course of those many days, that the king of Egypt died, and the children of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up to God because of the bondage.
Leviticus 8:33 You shall not go out from the door of the Tent of Meeting seven days, until the days of your consecration are fulfilled: for he shall consecrate you seven days.
Leviticus 12:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying,'If a woman conceives, and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean seven days; as in the days of her monthly period she shall be unclean.
Leviticus 12:5 But if she bears a female child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her period; and she shall continue in the blood of purification sixty-six days.
Leviticus 15:19 "'If a woman has a discharge, and her discharge in her flesh is blood, she shall be in her impurity seven days: and whoever touches her shall be unclean until the evening.
Leviticus 15:20 "'Everything that she lies on in her impurity shall be unclean. Everything also that she sits on shall be unclean.
Leviticus 15:25 "'If a woman has a discharge of her blood many days not in the time of her period, or if she has a discharge beyond the time of her period; all the days of the discharge of her uncleanness shall be as in the days of her period: she is unclean.
(WEB NAS NIV)
Leviticus 15:26 Every bed whereon she lies all the days of her discharge shall be to her as the bed of her period: and everything whereon she sits shall be unclean, as the uncleanness of her period.
Leviticus 15:33 and of her who has her period, and of a man or woman who has a discharge, and of him who lies with her who is unclean.
Leviticus 18:19 "'You shall not approach a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is impure by her uncleanness.
Leviticus 20:18 "'If a man lies with a woman having her monthly period, and uncovers her nakedness; he has made naked her fountain, and she has uncovered the fountain of her blood: and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.
Leviticus 25:8 "'You shall count off seven Sabbaths of years, seven times seven years; and there shall be to you the days of seven Sabbaths of years, even forty-nine years.
Numbers 6:5 All days of the vow of his separation a razor doth not pass over his head; till the fulness of the days which he doth separate to Jehovah he is holy; grown up hath the upper part of the hair of his head.
Numbers 6:6 All days of his keeping separate to Jehovah, near a dead person he doth not go;
Numbers 6:8 All the days of his separation he is holy to Yahweh.
Numbers 6:12 He shall separate to Yahweh the days of his separation, and shall bring a male lamb a year old for a trespass offering; but the former days shall be void, because his separation was defiled.
Numbers 6:13 "'This is the law of the Nazirite: when the days of his separation are fulfilled, he shall be brought to the door of the Tent of Meeting,
Judges 19:2 His concubine played the prostitute against him, and went away from him to her father's house to Bethlehem Judah, and was there the space of four months.
1 Chronicles 29:27 The time that he reigned over Israel was forty years; he reigned seven years in Hebron, and thirty-three years reigned he in Jerusalem.
Esther 2:12 Now every girl, when her turn came, had to go in to King Ahasuerus, after undergoing, for a space of twelve months, what was ordered by the law for the women (for this was the time necessary for making them clean, that is, six months with oil of myrrh and six months with sweet perfumes and such things as are needed for making women clean):
Ezekiel 18:6 and has not eaten on the mountains, neither has lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, neither has defiled his neighbor's wife, neither has come near to a woman in her impurity,
(See NAS NIV)
Ezekiel 22:10 In you have they uncovered their fathers' nakedness; in you have they humbled her who was unclean in her impurity.
Daniel 4:34 At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted up my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and I praised and honored him who lives forever; for his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom from generation to generation.
Daniel 7:12 As for the rest of the animals, their dominion was taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time.
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Daniel 8:19 He said, Behold, I will make you know what shall be in the latter time of the indignation; for it belongs to the appointed time of the end.
Daniel 8:23 And in the latter end of their kingdom, about the perfecting of the transgressors, stand up doth a king, fierce of face, and understanding hidden things;
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