(fl. ?13th cent BCE)
   First judge of Israel. He was a hero of the tribe of Judah during the period of conquest. After capturing Debir for his brother Caleb, he received Caleb's daughter Achsah in marriage. Later he led the army which vanquished Cushan Rishathaim, King of Aram-Naharaim, who had enslaved Israel for eight years (Judges 3:8-11).

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  • OTHNIEL — (Heb. עָתְנִיאֵל), son of Kenaz, the first judge of Israel. He is first mentioned as a hero of the tribe of Judah during the period of the conquest of the land. As a reward for capturing Debir, he received in marriage Achsah, the daughter of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Othniel — ist der Name folgender Personen: Otniël (auch: Otniel oder Othniel) gehört zu den Richtergestalten des Alten Testaments Othniel Dossevi Othniel Charles Marsh (1831–1899), Paläontologe Siehe auch: Othnielia, Gattung kleiner Dinosaurier aus der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Othniel — Othniel, so v.w. Athniel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Othniel — For the village in Israel, see Othniel (village). Judges in the Bible In the Book of Joshua: Joshua In the Book of Judges: Othniel • Ehud • Shamgar • Deborah • Barak† • Gideon • Abimelech† • Tola • Jair •Jephthah • Ibzan • Elon …   Wikipedia

  • Othniel —    Lion of God, the first of the judges. His wife Achsah was the daughter of Caleb (Josh. 15:16, 17; Judg. 1:13). He gained her hand as a reward for his bravery in leading a successful expedition against Debir (q.v.). Some thirty years after the… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Othniel — /oth nee euhl/, n. a judge of Israel. Judges 3:9. * * * …   Universalium

  • Othniel — /oth nee euhl/, n. a judge of Israel. Judges 3:9 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Othniel Charles Marsh — Born October 29, 1831(1831 10 29) Lo …   Wikipedia

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