1. Exposition

What does this narrative's deviation from the pattern set out in the Othniel account reveal?

Judges 3:12–30 (ESV)

12 And the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and the LORD strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done what was evil in the sight of the LORD.

The Othniel account gave us the model judge. Departing from that paradigm account suggests the less than stellar nature of the second judge…. Both leader and people evidence a lack of reverence for Yahweh.1