MemberApril 14, 2021 at 12:13 am
Interesting re the period of the Judges, Ken. I would be interested in anything you have written on that. I accept that the period of the Judges lasted only four generations, Salmon>Boaz>Jesse>David (as did the Egyptian Sojourn, Levi>Kohath>Amram>Moses), and that the number of years has to be reinterpreted as you have done here. Some of the judges were possibly contemporaries, judging/leading different sections of the Land. Samuel, for example, had a ‘circuit’ (1 Sam 7:16-17). And in his old age he made his sons judges over Israel, which requires that they had regional authority, not universal.