“Lion of God, the first of the judges. His wife Achsah was the” “daughter of Caleb (Josh. 15:16, 17; Judg. 1:13). He gained her” hand as a reward for his bravery in leading a successful expedition against Debir (q.v.). Some thirty years after the “death of Joshua, the Israelites fell under the subjection of” “Chushan-rishathaim (q.v.), the king of Mesopotamia. He oppressed” “them for full eight years, when they “cried” unto Jehovah, and” Othniel was raised up to be their deliverer. He was the younger “brother of Caleb (Judg. 3:8, 9-11). He is the only judge” mentioned connected with the tribe of Judah. Under him the land had rest forty years.

Definition of Othniel: “the hour of God

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