Judaism: Book of Judges: Chapter 15 - Samson
Yehudah GlickThe writer is Director of Overseas Programming of Yeshivat Otniel, where...
The Book of Judges, the second book in the Early Prophets section of the Tanahc, could be called "People of Israel Striving for Leadership."
The Israelites have settled in their tribes' lands, but are troubled by enemies such as the Canaanites and Philistines. Moses and Joshua have died, and there is no central government, hence no commander in chief.
As the occasion warrants, leaders arrive to save the people from invasion.