Othniel, the First Judge

7 The Israelites did what was evil in the Lord's sight; they forgot the Lord their God and worshiped the Baals and the Asherahs.
References for Judges 3:7
      8 The Lord's anger burned against Israel, and He sold them toa Cushan-rishathaimb king of Aram of the Two Rivers,cdand the Israelites served him eight years.
      References for Judges 3:8
        • i 3:8 - Lit into the hand of
        • j 3:8 - Lit Doubly-Evil
        • k 3:8 - Or Aram-naharaim; Mesopotamia
        • l 3:8 - Gn 24:10; Dt 23:4; 1 Ch 19:6; Ps 60 title
          9 The Israelites cried out to the Lord. So the Lord raised up Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb's youngest brothere as a deliverer to save the Israelites.
          References for Judges 3:9
            • m 3:9 - Jdg 1:13
              10 The Spirit of the Lord was on him, and he judged Israel. Othniel went out to battle, and the Lord handed over Cushan-rishathaim king of Aram to him, so that Othniel overpowered him.
              11 Then the land was peacefulf 40 years, and Othniel son of Kenaz died.
              References for Judges 3:11
                • n 3:11 - Jdg 3:30; 5:31; 8:28; 2 Ch 14:1,5-6