What was the purpose of judges in the Bible?
All Biblical Judges performed judicial duties and the institute of Judges was separated from the institute of King. Their main task was to obtain justice for the tribes of Israel in the face of their enemies, annihilate or drive out their oppressors, and bring salvation, rest and peace to the land.
Why did God give Israel judges?
The judges arose as Yahweh saw fit, in order to lead an erring and repentant people to a restoration of a right relationship with him and to victory over their enemies.
Who is the angel of the Lord in judges?
An angel of the Lord appears to Israel. Judges 6:11–23. An angel of the Lord appears to Gideon, and in verse 22 Gideon fears for his life because he has seen an angel of the Lord face to face. Judges 13:3–22.
What lessons can we learn from the book of Judges?
The book also teaches us about sin. The whole reason the judges were needed was because the people of God kept rebelling. They would rebel, be handed over to their enemies for punishment, call out for help, be delivered, and then have a time of peace. This cycle repeats itself through the book.