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The Israelites began to marry the daughters of those people. They allowed their own daughters to marry the sons of those people. The Israelites also began to worship their gods.

Othniel, the First Judge

The Lord saw that the Israelites did evil things. They forgot about the Lord their God and served the false gods Baal and Asherah. The Lord was angry with the Israelites, so he allowed King Cushan Rishathaim of Aram Naharaim[a] to defeat the Israelites and to rule over them. The Israelites were under that king’s rule for eight years.

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 3:8 Aram Naharaim The area in northern Syria between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

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