Chris Juby

Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less.

I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - one tweet per chapter, one chapter per day.

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Judges

Jgs1: Judah defeated the Canaanites and took Jerusalem. Joseph put Bethel to the sword. But the Canaanites were not driven out completely.

tweet 7 Mar 2011. Judges 1. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

Jgs2: After Joshua's generation died the Israelites served Baals. The LORD sold them to their enemies but raised up judges to deliver them.

tweet 8 Mar 2011. Judges 2. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

Jgs3: After Othniel died the Israelites did evil. King Eglon defeated them. The LORD raised up Ehud who thrust a sword into Eglon's belly.

tweet 9 Mar 2011. Judges 3. Read this chapter in full. # 1 comment

Jgs4: Jabin and Sisera oppressed Israel. Deborah sent Barak against them and the LORD routed them. Jael drove a peg through Sisera's head.

tweet 10 Mar 2011. Judges 4. Read this chapter in full. # 19 comments

Jgs5: Deborah and Barak sang: "When leaders lead and people are willing, praise the LORD! Blessed is Jael; Let your enemies perish, O LORD!"

tweet 11 Mar 2011. Judges 5. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

Jgs6: The LORD gave the Israelites to Midian. The angel of the LORD told Gideon to save Israel and gave him a sign. Gideon gathered an army.

tweet 12 Mar 2011. Judges 6. Read this chapter in full. # 2 comments

Jgs7: The LORD told Gideon to send away all but 300 men. The 300 crept into the Midianite camp. They blew trumpets and the Midianites fled.

tweet 13 Mar 2011. Judges 7. Read this chapter in full. # 3 comments

Jgs8: Gideon defeated Zebah and Zalmunna and punished Succoth and Penuel. He refused to rule Israel. When Gideon died Israel served Baals.

tweet 14 Mar 2011. Judges 8. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

Jgs9: Abimelech killed his brothers and ruled over Israel. Gaal rose against him. Abimelech destroyed Shechem but was killed by a millstone.

tweet 15 Mar 2011. Judges 9. Read this chapter in full. # 2 comments

Jgs10: Again the Israelites did evil. The LORD sold them to the Philistines and the Ammonites. They cried out and put aside foreign gods.

tweet 16 Mar 2011. Judges 10. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

Jgs11: Jephthah vowed to sacrifice whatever came out to meet him if he defeated the Ammonites. His daughter met him so he sacrificed her.

tweet 17 Mar 2011. Judges 11. Read this chapter in full. # 1 comment

Jgs12: The Ephraimites attacked Jephthah. Jephthah and the Gileadites defeated them and caught survivors by making them say 'Shibboleth'.

tweet 18 Mar 2011. Judges 12. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

Jgs13: The LORD gave Israel to the Philistines. The angel of the LORD told Manoah's wife that she would conceive. She named her son Samson.

tweet 19 Mar 2011. Judges 13. Read this chapter in full. # 1 comment

Jgs14: Samson took a Philistine wife. He killed a lion and bees made honey in the carcass. He posed a riddle but his wife explained it.

tweet 20 Mar 2011. Judges 14. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

Jgs15: Samson's wife married another man so Samson burned the Philistine crops. The Israelites bound him. He killed a thousand Philistines.

tweet 21 Mar 2011. Judges 15. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

Jgs16: Samson loved Delilah. She had his hair shaved so he lost his strength and was captured. He died pulling down the Philistine temple.

tweet 22 Mar 2011. Judges 16. Read this chapter in full. # 1 comment

Jgs17: Micah set up a shrine. There was no king so everyone did what was right in their own eyes. Micah appointed a Levite as his priest.

tweet 23 Mar 2011. Judges 17. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

Jgs18: Spies from Dan stayed with Micah. When the Danites went against Laish they took Micah's idol and his priest. They named the city Dan.

tweet 24 Mar 2011. Judges 18. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

Jgs19: A Levite came to Gibeah. The men of the city raped his concubine until she died. He cut up her body and sent a piece to each tribe.

tweet 25 Mar 2011. Judges 19. Read this chapter in full. # 2 comments

Jgs20: The Israelites gathered to attack Gibeah. The Benjaminites defended the city but they were defeated and only 600 of them survived.

tweet 26 Mar 2011. Judges 20. Read this chapter in full. # Comment

Jgs21: The Israelites grieved that a tribe would be cut off. They destroyed Jabesh-gilead and captured wives for the remaining Benjaminites.

tweet 27 Mar 2011. Judges 21. Read this chapter in full. # 2 comments

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