the 6 books of the Bible influenced in their language and theology by the book of Deuteronomy, including Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, and 1 and 2 Kings.
the idea, unique to the Israelites, that God will fight, not just with them, but for them against their enemies
just war doctrine
teachings of the church that define the moral limits of warfare
in ancient Israel, one who acted as a temporary military leader, as well as arbiter of disputes within and between tribes. Judges were also expected to remind the people of their responsibility to God.
the marriage of a widow to a near relative of her deceased husband. The first male child of a levirate marriage would be considered the legal son of the widow's first husband.
the basic social unit of the Israelite society, a patriarchal household of immediate and extended family members.
the Hebrew word for a "clan" that was an association of related Bet Avs, gathered together to help with planting and harvesting, and with defense against aggressive neighbors.