The Israelites did evil in the ’s sight. They forgot about the their God, and they served the images of Baal and the Asherah poles.
Then the burned with anger against Israel, and he turned them over to King Cushan-rishathaim of Aram-naharaim. And the Israelites served Cushan-rishathaim for eight years.
References for Judges 3:8
But when the people of Israel cried out to the for help, the raised up a rescuer to save them. His name was Othniel, the son of Caleb’s younger brother, Kenaz.
The Spirit of the came upon him, and he became Israel’s judge. He went to war against King Cushan-rishathaim of Aram, and the gave Othniel victory over him.
So there was peace in the land for forty years. Then Othniel son of Kenaz died.