What does Judge 1 mean 19

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The Book of Judges, Chapter 1


The characterization of the judge's time: 1.1 - 3.6


The conquest of the territory of the tribes of Judah and Simeon

Ri 1.1After Joshua died, the Israelites questioned the Lord: Which of us should go to battle against the Canaanites first?Ri 1,2The Lord answered, Judah must go up (first); I give the country into its power.Ri 1.3Judah said to his brother Simeon, “Come up with me to the area which I was given by lot; we want to fight (together) against the Canaanites. Then I will move into your area with you too. So Simeon went with him.Ri 1.4Judah went up, and the Lord gave the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their power. They beat them at Besek - (an army of) ten thousand men.Ri 1.5They met Adoni-Besek at Besek, fought with him and defeated the Canaanites and the Perizzites.Ri 1.6Adoni-Besek fled, but they chased him, grabbed him and chopped off his thumbs and big toes.Ri 1.7Then Adoni-Besek said: Seventy kings with chopped off thumbs and chopped off big toes have picked up (the rubbish) from under my table. As I have acted, God pays me back. He was taken to Jerusalem and there he died.Ri 1.8The Judeans also fought against Jerusalem, captured it, struck the city with a sharp sword and set it on fire.Ri 1.9Then the Judeans went on to fight against the Canaanites who lived in the mountains, in the Negeb and in the Shefela.Ri 1.10Judah also went against the Canaanites who lived in Hebron - Hebron was formerly called Kirjat-Arba - and they defeated Sheshai, Ahiman and Talmai.Ri 1.11From there they moved on against the residents of Debir. Debir was formerly called Kirjat-Sefer.Ri 1.12Then Caleb said: Whoever beats Kirjat-Sefer and takes him, I will give my daughter Achsa to wife.Ri 1.13Otniël the son of Kenas, Caleb's younger brother, took the city. So Caleb gave him his daughter Achsa to wife.Ri 1.14When she arrived he urged her to ask her father for a piece of land. Then she let herself slide down from the donkey and Kaleb asked her: What is the matter with you?Ri 1.15She replied: Give me a gift as a token of blessing! If you're going to send me to the dry land, give me water points too! Then Caleb gave her the Upper and Lower Spring.Ri 1.16The sons of the Kenite (Hobab), the father-in-law of Moses, had gone up with the Judeans from the palm city to the Judah desert south of Arad; now they moved on and settled with the Amalekites.Ri 1.17But Judah went on with his brother Simeon. They defeated the Canaanites who lived in Zefat, dedicated the city to doom and called it Horma (consecration to doom).Ri 1.18But Gaza and its area, Ashkelon and its area, Ekron and its area could not conquer Judah.Ri 1.19The Lord was with Judah so that it could take possession of the hill country. But the inhabitants of the plain could not drive them out because they had iron chariots.Ri 1.20Hebron was given to the caleb, as Moses commanded; from there he drove the three sons of Anak.Ri 1.21The Benjaminites could not drive out the Jebusites who lived in Jerusalem and so the Jebusites stayed with the Benjaminites in Jerusalem to this day..

The conquest of the territory of the descendants of Joseph

Ri 1.22Joseph's descendants also went up to Bet-El. And the Lord was with them.Ri 1.23The descendants of Joseph had Bet-El observed. The city was formerly called Lus.Ri 1.24When the guards saw a man coming out of the city, they said to him: Show us where to get into the city and we will show you our goodwill.Ri 1.25He showed them a place where they could enter the city, and they struck the city with a sharp sword. But they let the man and his whole family go.Ri 1.26The man went to the land of the Hittites, built a city and named it Lus. That is her name to this day.Ri 1.27Manasseh could not drive out (the inhabitants of) Bet-Shean and its daughter cities and of Taanach and its daughter cities, the inhabitants of Dor and its daughter cities, the inhabitants of Jibleam and its daughter cities and the inhabitants of Megiddo and its daughter cities. This is how the Canaanites managed to stay in this area.Ri 1.28When the Israelites grew strong, they forced the Canaanites to labor, but they could not drive them out.Ri 1.29Ephraim could not drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer. That is why the Canaanites dwelt in the midst of them at Gezer.Ri 1.30Zebulun could not drive out the people of Kitron or Nahalol. So the Canaanites stayed among them, but they became laborers.Ri 1.31Ascher could not drive out the inhabitants of Akko and the inhabitants of Sidon, not even (the inhabitants) of Mahaleb, Achsib, Helba, Afek and Roheb.Ri 1.32That is why the Asherites live in the midst of the Canaanites who stayed in the area because they could not be driven out.Ri 1.33Naftali could not drive out the inhabitants of Bet-Shemesh and the inhabitants of Bet-Anat and therefore lives in the middle of the Canaanites who have remained in the country. The inhabitants of Bet-Shemesh and Bet-Anat, however, became slave laborers.Ri 1.34The Amorites drove the Danites into the mountains and did not let them come down into the plain.Ri 1.35The Amorites managed to stay in Har-Heres, Ajalon and Shaalbim; but when the house of Joseph was superior to them, they became slave laborers.Ri 1.36The area of ​​the Amorites extends from the Skorpionensteige to Sela and beyond.