Othniel, a member of the tribe of Caleb, delivered the erring Israelites from eight years of oppression by Cushan-rishathaim, king of Mesopotamia. The king, however, was most likely an area ruler, rather than a king of the Mesopotamian Empire. Another judge, Ehud, a left-handed Benjamite,…
o-th-niel. Origin:Hebrew. Popularity:6643. Meaning: God’s strength, God’s lion.
Mention of this clan arises when Caleb is referred to as “the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite” and when his brother Othniel is called a “son of Kenaz.” That this clan was eventually absorbed into the tribe of Judah is indicated by the fact that Caleb is described as being from the tribe of Judah in Numbers 13:6 and 34:
At one point Othniel was required to be in the militia of Israel, as a Judahite over twenty. During this time the only family he may have had other than his brother was his uncle, Caleb. Caleb was the only living survivor from Egypt, aside from Joshua.
About Deborah the Prophetess from the Tribe of Ephraim. Deborah (Hebrew: דְּבוֹרָה, Modern Dvora Tiberian Dəḇôrā; “Bee”, Arabic: دیبا Diba) was a prophetess of Jehovah. According to the Book of Judges, Deborah was the fourth Judge of pre-monarchic Israel.
According to the Book of Judges, Deborah (Hebrew: דְּבוֹרָה, Dəḇōrā, “bee”) was a prophetess of the God of the Israelites, the fourth Judge of pre-monarchic Israel and the only female judge mentioned in the Bible.
Samuel is portrayed as a judge who leads the military, as the judges in the Book of Judges, and also who exercises judicial functions. In 1 Sam 12:6–17, a speech of Samuel that portrays him as the judge sent by God to save Israel may have been composed by the Deuteronomists.
Eglon reigned over the Israelites for 18 years. One day, Ehud, who was left handed, came presenting a customary tribute and tricked Eglon and stabbed him with his sword, but when Ehud attempted to draw the sword back out, the obese king’s excess fat prevented its retrieval.
In Biblical Names the meaning of the name Jathniel is: Gift of God.
Caleb is a Hebrew name that means “faithful,” “whole-hearted,” “bold,” or “brave.” Some people also think that it might mean “devotion to God.” The name was brought into popular culture through the Bible. In the Bible, Caleb was a companion of Joshua and Moses.
Note: A biblical perspective on incest. In this week”s lesson, Caleb gave his daughter Achsah to Othniel his younger brother as a sister. In other words, Othniel married his niece. Lev 18:9) and Amram marrying his father”s sister (Exo 6:20; but cf. Lev 18:12).
Joshua was a Captain and a Judge, so was Gideon, Jephtha, Sampson, &c. Deborah and Samuel were Prophets and Judges, Eli and Samuel were Priests and Judges, for Samuel was both a Priest and a Prophet. And Lastly of the Kings, David was both a Prophet and a King.
Achsah (/ˈæksə/; Hebrew: עַכְסָה, also Acsah), was Caleb ben Yefune’s only daughter. The meaning of her name is courageous.In Biblical Names the meaning of the name Achsah is: Adorned, bursting the veil. Achsah later requested, and was given, upper and lower springs of water (presumably in the Negev) from her father.