Judges, book of means in the bible: The entire Jewish history from the time between Joshua’s death and Samuel’s birth can be found in this book as well as Ruth. The Judges series consists of three sections: 1. An introduction to Judg. 1:3-6; 2 The history of the Twelve Judges which includes a series of rebellions against God and their subsequent oppressions and deliverances 3:7-16.31; and 3 Two narratives that highlight the dangers of idolatry or lawlessness. 17-21.
(in Bible Dictionary)