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Today we are going to look at a real life account from the book of Judges of a real life super Hero.
Who is this real life superhero? it is the Judge Sgamgar?
Question: Who was shamgar
Answer: Shamgar was the third Judge of Isriel Whose action of heroics led to peace in Isriel for an unspecified amount of time.
So please turn in your coppy of Gods word to Judges Chpter 3:31
Judges 3:29–31 ESV
29 And they killed at that time about 10,000 of the Moabites, all strong, able-bodied men; not a man escaped. 30 So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land had rest for eighty years. 31 After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who killed 600 of the Philistines with an oxgoad, and he also saved Israel.
Judges 3:28 ESV
28 And he said to them, “Follow after me, for the Lord has given your enemies the Moabites into your hand.” So they went down after him and seized the fords of the Jordan against the Moabites and did not allow anyone to pass over.
Judges 3:28 ESV
28 And he said to them, “Follow after me, for the Lord has given your enemies the Moabites into your hand.” So they went down after him and seized the fords of the Jordan against the Moabites and did not allow anyone to pass over.
Judges 3:30 ESV
30 So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land had rest for eighty years.
Judges 3:29–31 ESV
29 And they killed at that time about 10,000 of the Moabites, all strong, able-bodied men; not a man escaped. 30 So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land had rest for eighty years. 31 After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who killed 600 of the Philistines with an oxgoad, and he also saved Israel.
Judges 3:30–31 ESV
30 So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land had rest for eighty years. 31 After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who killed 600 of the Philistines with an oxgoad, and he also saved Israel.
Judges 3:30–31 ESV
30 So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land had rest for eighty years. 31 After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who killed 600 of the Philistines with an oxgoad, and he also saved Israel.
Judges 3:31 ESV
31 After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who killed 600 of the Philistines with an oxgoad, and he also saved Israel.
Judges 3:
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We do not know much about Shamgar, but lets set the background here. The book of Judges obviously gives us record of the Judges there was a cycle of each Isriel lived for God, then they fell into sin, then God sent them a Judge, then they returned to God and the cycle begain again.
We do not know much about Shamgar, but lets set the background here. The book of Judges obviously gives us record of the Judges there was a cycle of each Isriel lived for God, then they fell into sin, then God sent them a Judge, then they returned to God and the cycle begain again.
Othniel (40 years
Ehud (80 years)
Shamgar (uknown)
Debrah (40 years)
Gideon (40 years)
Abimelech (3 years)
Tola (23 years)
Jair (22 years)
Jephthah (6 years)
Ibzan (7 years)
Elon (10 years)
Abdon (8 years)
I. Setting
The first quesstion we must ask is what was the stiing that required Shamgar?
notice verse 30
Judges 3:30 ESV
30 So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land had rest for eighty years.
Judges 3
So we see before Shamgar that there was a period of 80 years of Peace.
So Isriel had had it pretty good but what do we see in verse 31
Judges 3:31 ESV
31 After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who killed 600 of the Philistines with an oxgoad, and he also saved Israel.
Remember what the cycle was Isrel turned from God God sent an oppresser and then Isriel called to God who then sent a Judge
II. The Judge
Again let us read
Judges 3:31 ESV
31 After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who killed 600 of the Philistines with an oxgoad, and he also saved Israel.
His Judgeship followed Ehud
He was the son of Anath
He killed 600 Phikisteens with ab oxhead
He saved Isriel
Shamgar was the thied Judge he killed 600 Philisteens with an Oxgoad.
Shamgars name occurs twice in scripture, here and in
Judges 5:6 ESV
6 “In the days of Shamgar, son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were abandoned, and travelers kept to the byways.
Who were the Hurrians?
non semitic people who invated northern mesopotamia in the sixteenth centery. and soon spread deeply into cannon (Palistine)
The Philistines from the maritime plain had made made progress into the Hebrew upland for the puropse of plunder, when shamgar slew 600 of them to free the land from oppression
He did this all with an oxgoad.
What is an oxgoad?
a goad was a sharppointed insterment, sometimes 10 feet long.
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How exactly he killed them is not specificly recorded, but he lickly used it as a spear
The timeing of the rfrence indicates that his deeds took place early in the period of philistine settlement in cannon
would eould place the event prior to the battle of Kishon.
Some have sugusted that Shamgar was Ben-anath, a sea captin from syria and the son in law of Rameses II. or that the oxgard described in the event was the name of a ship, however both of theeses therious seem to be veery unprobible.
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