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What number judge is Jephthah?

Where does Jephthah fit in the lineage of the Judges of Israel?

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Twelve judges are included in the Book of Judges.

  1. Othniel, the son of Kenaz from the tribe of Judah  
  2. Ehud, the son of Gerah from the tribe of Benjamin
  3. Shamgar, the son of Anath from the tribe of Levi
  4. Deborah, from the tribe of Ephraim (with Barak, her general)
  5. Gideon (also named Jerubbaal), the son of Joash from the tribe of Manasseh 
  6. Tola, the son of Puah from the tribe of Issachar  
  7. Jair, from Gilead  
  8. Jephthah, from Gilead
  9. Ibzan, from the tribe of Judah
  10. Elon, from the tribe of Zebulun
  11. Abdon, the son of Hillel, the Piratoni, from the tribe of Ephraim
  12. Samson, the son of Manoah, from the tribe of Dan

The final two judges, listed in 1 Samuel, are Eli and Samuel.

That makes 14 judge in total and of these Jephthah comes in at number 8.

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