Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua. This was the succession of leadership for the Israelite people. As we enter the book of Judges it is the first time in history that they are left without a true leader. The death of Joshua has left God's chosen people searching for their leader. This 340 year period is known as the time of the Judges. Judges are temporary leaders appointed by God to help the people thorough a particular challenge. We hope you enjoy this verse by verse study on this important time in Israel's history.