Judge for Details Click Oppressor Verses Years BC From BC To Notes
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Tola of Puah Midianites Judg 10:1-2 23 1131 1109 Link: Issachar_Zebulun Tree:Tola of Puah
Jair Midianites Judg 10:3-5 22 1109 1088
Philistines & Ammonites Judg 10:6-8 18 1088 1071
Judges 10:6-12:15 is included in this period.
Jephthah Philistines & Ammonites Judg 12:7 6 1088 1083
Ibzan Philistines & Ammonites Judg 12:8-10 7 1083 1077
Elon Philistines & Ammonites Judg 12:11-12 10 1077 1068
We do not know which son of Zebulun this line is descended from. Elon served as a Judge of Israel from about 1,077BC to 1,068BC.

Link: Issachar_Zebulun Tree:Elon the Zebulunite
Abdon Philistines & Ammonites Judg 12:13-15 8 1068 1061
We know little about this Judge except his father was Hillel, he judged Israel for 8 years, He was from Pirathon, a city in Ephraim and he was buried their. He may have been a descendant of Ephraim. He had 40 sons and 30 grandsons. He was a judge in middle of the period of oppression by the Philistines. Samuel probably began as a Judge year before Abdon.
Philistines Judg 13:1 40 1088 1049
Judges 13:1-16:31 is included in this period.
Samson Philistines Judg 15:20; 16:31 20 1069 1050
The first year of Samson's 20 years is an estimate. However, the Philistines were still oppressors after Samson died.

Judge -Leader or Oppression Period.  See discussion of Judges in Resources). [1] Years-length of reign or event.  BC From-BC date in years at beginning of event.  BC To-BC Date in years at end of event.

  1. Petrie, David The History of the World From a Biblical Perspective Bible World History David Petrie Feb 03, 2005. Sep 22, 2014 http://www.bibleworldhistory.com/index.html
  2. STEINMANN, ANDREW "THE MYSTERIOUS NUMBERS OF THE BOOK OF JUDGES" The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 48 3 2005: 491-500