Explore the Period: Period of the Judges: 1240 BCE - 1000 BCE

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During this period, Israel was a loose confederation of independent tribes with no central government and found themselves in conflict with a group of people called the Philistines. The Book of Judges is characterized by disturbing stories of social chaos, critiqued with the common refrain, “In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.”

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