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Posted by: Black Grape ( )
Date: February 20, 2012 12:52PM

I remember there being kings but then also judges. I've never heard of a governmental system run exclusively by judges.

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Posted by: ronas ( )
Date: February 20, 2012 12:57PM

There were several according to the story.

For the first 500 years they were kings.

At one point all of the king's kids refused to be king so they set up a government where the people elected judges. There were different levels of judges where lower judges could somehow dispose bad higher judges.

It was a huge catastrophe. The 100 years or so of being ruled by judges was plagued by civil war. Eventually it broke down completely into tribes.

Fortunately Jesus came along to visit soon after and fixed it all up. There is no information on how the government was set up for the following 400 years.

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: February 20, 2012 01:05PM

when I read church things, I always sense a fair degree of ambiguity/ lack of specifics about Everything; this is a good example.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/20/2012 01:06PM by guynoirprivateeye.

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